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.

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WiNGS

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.

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Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

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. 

Tuck-WBENC Executive Program

Tuck-WBENC Executive Program

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. (Please note: this program is currently on hiatus for 2017 and will resume in 2018.)

Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs)

Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs)

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.