What is a WBE?
"WBE" is an acronym for Women Business Enterprise - a woman-owned business that has received WBENC certification.
What is WBENC (pronounced wee-bank)?
"WBENC" is an acronym for Women's Business Enterprise National Council, the national organization that sets the certification standards and procedures administered by WBCS. Through WBENC, your WBCS certification is recognized nationwide.
How can I get corporations to do business with me?
The WBCS is not a "magic wand" for creating business deals, but we will provide you access to corporate procurement decision-makers. Every event, program, and tool that the WBCS provides to you, has the purpose of increasing your procurement opportunities. People do business with people they know, so get involved in Council activities, committees, events, and programs. The relationships can begin there and blossom into business deals. It happens every day with our members. Click here to see some of the Done Deals™ that have been done this month! Click here if you're interested in serving on one of our committees.
Is the WBCS the same as the Minority Business Council?
The two organizations are similar in that we both provide national certification programs. However, the Women's Business Council - Southwest provides memberships and certification to women business owners, and the Minority Council provides its services to ethnic minority-owned businesses.