Women-Owned Business Series

Texas is home to 3 million business with 99.8% of those being small businesses, and 1.25 million are women owned!

The Governor’s Commission for Women is dedicated to making Texas the No. 1 state for women-owned businesses and to continue making Texas a place for women entrepreneurs to thrive and inspire others.

The Governor’s Commission for Women is proud to announce the 2022 Women-Owned Business Series. In partnership with the Beacon State Fund, the Governor’s Commission for Women will host four virtual sessions and one live, in-person event.

Each session will take a deeper dive into important topics and available resources for women-owned small businesses and women entrepreneurs. The series is an opportunity to listen and learn and to connect with subject-matter experts and support systems.

 

Series Details

Wednesday August 31, 2022: Legal & Accounting Considerations for Small Businesses

Whether you are thinking about starting a business, currently own a business or want to grow your business, there may be a variety of legal and accounting issues to work through. Join subject-matter experts as they discuss these important topics for small businesses and how to navigate them.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022: Finance & Supply Chain Planning for Small Businesses

According to the 2021 U.S. Chamber and MetLife Small Business Index, nearly two in three small businesses have had to alter their supply chains in the past six months. Join us in a discussion with experts in banking, business, and funding to discuss managing the cash flow cycle with supply chain issues.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022: Marketing Your Small Business

In today’s world, marketing is key to a business’s success. Join us as we discuss effective marketing strategies and navigating the various methods of marketing and social media to help your business thrive.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022: Managing Burnout & Employee Retention for Small Businesses

The well-being of business owners/entrepreneurs and their employees can have a huge impact on a business. Join us and subject-matter experts in discussing what burnout is, how to recognize burnout, and strategies to improve employee retention.

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Thursday, October 6, 2022: In-Person South Padre Island Women’s Small Business Series – Honoring Women-Owned Businesses

Save the date for the Governor’s Small Business Series – Honoring Women-Owned Businesses hosted by the Governor’s Commission for Women and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development & Tourism. The in-person event aims to connect small business owners and entrepreneurs with the resources and information needed to start, strengthen, or grow a business. This is a great opportunity to network with other business owners and meet experts who can share timely, relevant, and actionable advice on a variety of small business topics.

Details and registration for this event to come. Be sure to follow the Governor’s Commission for Women social media accounts and sign-up for the newsletter for all updates.

 

Women-Owned Small Business Pitch Competitions

In addition to the informational webinars, the Beacon State Fund will present a pitch competition with awardees selected for each region of Texas. Women small business owners in Texas are invited to submit an application to the pitch competition explaining the challenges your business faces and the creative solutions, tactics, and adjustments used to face these challenges. For more information and to apply*, visit https://gov.texas.gov/organization/women/pitch-competition.

 

Junior Small Business Pitch Competitions

Lemonade Day National will partner with the Beacon State Fund to present junior pitch competitions for Texas young entrepreneurs. For more information and to apply*, visit https://lemonadeday.org/junior-business-pitch-competition.

 

*Applications are subject to the Texas Public Information Act (the “Act”). The Office of the Governor (“OOG”), as a state agency, must comply with the Act. Under the Act, any information that the OOG maintains is subject to potential public disclosure if it is responsive to a public information request. The Attorney General of Texas determines what must be disclosed to a requestor if a state agency or a third party asserts exemptions under the Act to prevent the information’s release. In the event that the OOG receives a public information request that implicates your application, the OOG will (i) notify you of the request in a timely manner, and (ii) provide you with full information on how to participate in the process, including the opportunity to assert exemptions under the Act that could prevent the release of your application.

 

Thank you to our Partners and Sponsor

Beacon State Fund - Partner

The Beacon State Fund is a 501(c)(3) Texas nonprofit. The Beacon State Fund works cooperatively with the Governor’s Commission for Women to promote opportunities for and support the successes of Texas Women.

Lemonade Day – Partner

Lemonade Day is a 501©(3) organization whose mission is to help prepare youth for life through fun, proactive and experiential programs infused with life skills, character education, and entrepreneurship.

Sempra - Sponsor

Sempra is an energy infrastructure company focused on connecting millions through the power of people, ideas, and innovation. Sempra is invested in people and values diversity and inclusion as it supports growth and elevates performance.  

For information on sponsorship opportunities please contact us.