WBENC has compiled a list of resources, information, webinars, and more to assist women-owned businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (click here). We will be adding additional resources specific to our region of north and central Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and New Mexico on this page. Check back often to see the most recent updates.

Due to the current quarantine and social distancing recommendations, we have taken our events virtual! Click here to see our upcoming event schedule.

WBCS Blog Posts

25th Anniversary Video Blog with Cheryl Stevens

How 3 Female CEOs in DFW are Managing the COVID-19 Crisis

SBA Disaster Loans - What You Need to Know

Funding and Loans

*Click here for additional national funding sources from WBENC's resource page


Revive Dallas Small Business Relief Fund

Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund -Grants of up to $10k for business affected by COVID-19.  Applications opened May 14th! 

IFundWomen Grant Resources - running list of grant resources for women business owners.

New Mexico Recovery Fund  - for business with 40+ employees

NMSBIC Small Businesses Fund

WBE-Led Tips and Tools

Tips on Seeing Your Business Through a Crisis - From Sherrill Lester, QMF Steel Inc. (blog post)

Six Tips for Cultivating Client Relationships Through Email Marketing - From Amanda Hueneke, Hello Imprint LLC (blog post)

Email Safety Tips During COVID-19 - From First Equipment Company (blog post)

COVID-19 Key Messages and Talking Points from Parkland Health & Hospital Systems

CVS Health & Roger Williams University Executive Learning Series for Diverse Suppliers

How to Manage Your Team and Leveraging PPP in the COVID-19 Realities - Part of the Founders First Virtual Event Series

Additional External Resources

WIPP - Women Impacting Public Policy

Texas Workforce Commission - New virtual chat launched for questions regarding unemployment benefits

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

Coronavirus and Texas Small Businesses

COVID-19 Information for the State of Arkansas

COVID-19 Information for the State of Oklahoma

COVID-19 Information for the State of New Mexico

COVID-19 Legal Services Resource Directory from Bell Nunnally 

Dallas Innovates: COVID-19 A Roundup of Resources for Small Businesses

Entrepreneur's Survival Guide in the Age of Coronavirus

DFW Small Business Resource List from LiftFund's Women's Business Center


Fast Start Mentor Program - A program to connect tenured entrepreneurs and business leaders with small business owners who are struggling right now. As mentees, they will be provided with guidance from their mentors to help them survive and thrive through COVID-19.