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
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)
Strategies for Managing and Motivating Employees During a Pandemic - from Chris Zimmer, Director of Human Resources at CFJ Manufacturing (blog post)
7-Point Emergency Preparedness Checklist from WBE Chanel Christoff Davis
COVID-19 Emergency Senate Bill Update from WBE Estes Thorne & Carr
Webinars / Town Halls / Education
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.