AUSTIN, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – The Office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott and the Governor’s Commission for Women announced its 2022 Women-Owned Business Series on Monday, which is scheduled to take place over four weekly webinars from August 31 to September 21. The webinars are intended to feature experts and advice focused on Texas women business owners and entrepreneurs who are starting, growing, and sustaining a business.
“Texas is home to 1.25 million women business owners,” Abbott said in the release. “I’m especially proud that we lead the nation in jobs created by Hispanic women, African American women and seasoned women business owners. Women who invest in themselves and in their ideas for the future of their families and communities are essential to our economy. I look forward to continuing to work alongside all of our entrepreneurs and small business owners to ensure they have the knowledge and tools to succeed. By working together, we will continue to create even more new jobs in every region of this great state. »
The webinars will be offered in partnership with the Beacon State Fund and will be free, the governor’s office said, and will delve into available topics and resources focused on women-owned small businesses and women entrepreneurs in Texas.
Additionally, an in-person event related to the series will be co-hosted by the Governor’s Commission on Women, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism, and the Beacon State Fund on Thursday, October 6 at South Padre Island. The Governor’s announcement said it will be an opportunity to network with other business owners and hear first-hand from experts.
The Governor’s Commission on Women also said it will host a women-owned small business pitch competition after the webinars, as well as an in-person event, with winners selected from each region of Texas.
Wednesday’s webinars have been listed as follows:
- August 31 – Legal Considerations for Small Businesses
- September 7 – Financial and Supply Chain Planning for Small Businesses
- September 14 – Marketing Your Small Business
- September 21 – Managing Employee Burnout and Retention for Small Businesses
More information about the free webinar series, as well as registration options, can be found here.
The business pitch contest was described by the commission as an opportunity to explain the challenges their business faces and the creative solutions, tactics and adjustments used to address those challenges. Applications for the competition will be accepted until July 31 and can be submitted here.
Another business pitch competition outlined by the commission will be the Texas Junior Small Business Pitch Competition, focused on young Texas female entrepreneurs between the ages of 4 and 14. applications will be accepted until July 31.