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Workshops

The WBC provides business education workshops and training for new and established businesses. Download a printable PDF of the San Antonio WBC’s quarterly workshop calendar or visit LiftFund’s events page to view all upcoming workshops.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

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Business Advising

The WBC provides free business advising sessions by appointment Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. After hours and weekend appointments are available by request.

To Get Started

New clients can get started by attending a free Entrepreneur Orientation or schedule a phone call with an advisory. Sessions are held weekly.

  1. Sign up for an Entrepreneur Orientation or Schedule a Phone Call HERE
  2. Email wbc@liftfund.com
Our Counseling Services Include
  • Business Start-Up: Assistance with concept ideas, financial forecasts, market research, and general start-up assistance for new business ventures
  • Business Plan Development: Assistance with writing and formalizing the business plan and financial projections
  • Business Growth: Assistance with exploring funding options and preparing for loan applications; brainstorming ideas and creating action plans with SMART goals
  • Marketing Plans: Assistance with writing and formalizing a responsive marketing plan that meets your needs; assist with development of business social media pages and website
  • Management Assistance: Assistance with financial management, human resource management, organization and operations
  • Certification and Contracting: Assistance with application process and accessing information on government contracting
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Business Accelerators

Women’s Business Accelerator

Over the course of this 8-week program, participants will take part in a combination of expert led workshops, one-on-one meetings with mentors and peer-to-peer discussions all designed to help them improve their business processes and set a foundation for growth. Through networking with other small business owners, participants will develop a solid support system they can count on as they continue their entrepreneurial endeavors. Learn More

Emprende

Emprende is a six-week accelerator in Spanish, in collaboration with the YWCA, that focuses on educating aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners in Spanish speaking communities. Through this program, participants will learn how to create a comprehensive business plan, best practices for pricing their product or services; understand how credit works and how it affects their business and other key business topics. Learn More

Youth Entrepreneurship Program

The Youth Entrepreneurship Program helps high school juniors and seniors explore entrepreneurship as a post-graduation opportunity. Students participate in weekly workshops to help them develop, refine, and research a potential business venture. The student groups then compete in a pitch competition and present their ideas to the community at large. Learn More 

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Additional Resources

  • LiftLearn: A library of business video tutorials, including business plan and financial plan templates and more
  • LiftOff: Coworking office space for entrepreneurs in San Antonio.
  • SA Small Business Calendar: Upcoming educational events for small business owners, including a variety of local small business resources.  
  • SBA Resources: Resources to help you start your business or expand your business
  • Loan Readiness Quiz: Find out how prepared you are to apply for a loan