coronavirus


 CEED Lending | COVID-19 Disaster Grant Winners

Virtual WBENCPitch Competition

To help women-owned businesses survive and thrive during this time of crisis, WBENC has responded by pivoting our popular WBENCPitch competition to support our new virtual business reality. Throughout the year, we will be awarding WBEs with more than $100,000 of grants and prize money through a series of virtual pitch competitions.


The Impact of COVID-19 On Our Small Business Network

 Updated June 1, 2020

  • Recorded Webinars Related to COVID-19
  • MI Women Webinars | Register or login at miwomen.com go to LEARN, select Webinar, select Recorded Webinars or sign up for an Upcoming Webinar  
    • Holding Onto H.O.P.E. | Dr. Sabrina Jackson, The People Expert
    • Employee Reduction Programs: Help for Hard Decisions | Felicia G. Harris, Principal and CEO, EverythingHR
    • Michigan’s International Trade Program: Virtual Resources to Explore Global Markets | Alyssa Tracey, Director of Int’l Trade, MEDC
    • Minding Your Business: Managing Financials in Crisis | Benita Tyler, Founder, WomanCFO
    • Resilience in a Crisis: How to Stay Strong and Bounce Back | Priscilla Archangel, Ph.D. President and Founder, Archangel & Associates
    • What You Need to Know: SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans for COVID-19 Related Disruptions | Belinda Turner-Du’Bois, Loan Officer, CEED Lending and Shawntay Dixon, Program Manager, Great Lakes WBC Women’s Business Center
  • Other Webinars
    • EY professionals and other subject-matter resources on a series of webcasts, covering supply chain, global trade, employee health, public policy, risk, information security and much more.
    • UPS Store Small Biz Challenge podcast: Where We Grow From Here. In this second episode, Shannon LaNier talks to Robert Herjavec, founder and CEO of Herjavec Group and star of ABC’s Shark Tank, about creative ways to manage cash flow during this difficult time.