Women’s Business Center

Women’s Business Center

Innovative business support

The Accion Women’s Business Center, a program of Accion Texas Inc., is dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs, especially women and minorities.

We provide innovative business support services like training, roundtables, and consultations, and through strategic partnerships in the communities that we service. The Accion Women’s Business Center is funded in part by the US Small Business Administration’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership. Whether you need a start-up business plan, or advice and seminars on business and market planning to grow your business, we are here for you.

Services

Women’s Mentorship Program: Lead. Empower. Succeed.

Be a part of the first Women’s Mentorship Program: Lead. Empower. Succeed. These thirty individuals will partner with one another – 15 will be recruited as mentors and the other 15 will serve the role as mentees.  Business professionals may take advantage of resources provided by the AWBC Mentorship Program, such as the opportunity to have one-to-one engaging communication with their own personal mentor and attend expert-led monthly business sessions. 

The duration of the mentorship program will be six months, beginning in June and concluding in November.  Mentees will learn from their mentors and business professionals, but also from one another as they attend the expert-led monthly business discussions.  

Click to apply as a mentor or mentee.

Training & Seminars:

The Center provides business education seminars and training for new and established businesses focusing on four core areas: business financials, marketing and sales, strategic planning, and understanding business lending.

Individual Business Counseling:

The Center provides individual consultation by appointment. Consultations topics include financial advising, managing cash flow, sales, leasing, access to capital, and more. Individualized counseling is free by appointment only.

We can help you with:

  • Business Start Up: assist with concept ideas, financial forecasts, market research, and opening your doors
  • Business Plan Development: assist with writing and formalizing the business plan and implementation of a business plan
  • Business Growth: Brainstorm ideas and planning, assist in implementation and process of growth
  • Marketing Plans: Assist with writing and formalizing a responsive marketing plan that meets your needs
  • Management Assistance: Assist with financial management, human resource management, organization and operations, and tax issues
  • Certification and Contracting: Assist with application process and assist in accessing information on government contracting And many other areas of your business!

Roundtables

The Center hosts various events in collaboration with partners. The roundtables that are hosted are where successful business owners and experts gather to spend time with business owners who need their questions answered.

Resources

For the Accion Women’s Business Center calendar of events click HERE .

Looking for resources to help you start your business or expand your business? Click here to learn more .

Looking for a business plan? Here is an informal plan and here is a formal plan.

Wondering if you are ready for a business loan? Click HERE .

Contact Us

Visit us by emailing us at businesscenter@acciontexas.org or call us at 888-215-2373.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact businesscenter@acciontexas.org or 888-215-2373 for assistance.

Our office is located at 225 W. Poplar, San Antonio, Texas 78212.  Regular hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. We welcome appointments for special times to meet your needs after business hours or on Saturdays. Please contact us at businesscenter@acciontexas.org or 888.215.2373 for appointments.


The Women’s Business Center is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and all opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Small Business           Administration.