As a member of the Women’s Business Council – Southwest, you have access to several programs that will help your business grow and allow you to connect with and mentor other women-owned businesses. Below are a few resources available.
The LiftFund Dallas/Fort Worth Women’s Business Center (WBC) is dedicated to supporting business owners, especially women and minorities, through business education and business consulting. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the SBA. The WBC offers individualized counseling including how to develop a business plan, classes to build business acumen, tailored programs to foster growth, and connections to small business resources.
The Center for Women Entrepreneurs at Texas Woman's University is committed to helping women in Texas become successful business owners. We provide the tools for women-owned businesses to succeed, including creating a business plan, business advising, funding, networking, and training.
WBCS recently announced a partnership project with WiNGS, a non-profit in Dallas offering programs to help women lead a better life, to showcase the power of women helping women in the DFW metroplex. WBCS members can volunteer as a guest speaker or a mentor at the WiNGS Women’s Enterprise Center. Read more about the partnership here.
The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program is a public-private partnership to unlock the growth and job-creation potential of small businesses. The program provides entrepreneurs with a practical business and management education, business support services, and access to capital. Program participants represent the broad spectrum of American entrepreneurs, demonstrating the diversity of small businesses across the United States. Additionally, when you list WBCS as the referrer on your application, you are helping to support WBCS.
The Tuck-WBENC Executive Program, brought to you by IBM, is an extensive, six-day executive development program for WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs). It is a concentrated learning experience designed to help WBEs beyond the startup phase to assess, improve, and grow their businesses. WBE attendees form a close network that will continue to provide a source of support, expertise, opportunities, and strategic alliances long after graduation.
PTACs offer workshops and seminars to teach you what you need to know and connect you with other small businesses. With over 300 locations across the country, they are funded through cooperative agreements between the US Department of Defense (DoD) and state/local non-profit entities. At your local PTAC, you can also receive one-on-one counseling tailored to fit the specific needs of your business.
WIPP is a national nonpartisan organization advocating on behalf of women entrepreneurs—strengthening their impact on our nation’s public policy, creating economic opportunities, and forging alliances with other business organizations.