Business Empowerment Program


Small, minority and women-owned businesses are vital to San Antonio’s economic health, to general business expansion and to the community at large. Nevertheless, at certain stages of development, these small businesses need the support of a knowledgeable team.

That’s why we created the Business Empowerment Plan. This plan provides growing businesses access to people and organizations that are ready to help:

The Business Empowerment Plan is structured in two phases. Phase I is the Small Business Education Boot Camp. Phase II consists of two programs – the Mentor Protégé Program and the Bonding Assistance Program. These programs bring together the best of business development organizations, professionals and business community members to help small businesses build capacity and make a big impact on south Texas.

Program Manager: Janice Wehrman
Contact number: (210) 486-5904
Email: jwehrman1@alamo.edu

  • CORE CLASSES – MENTOR/PROTÉGÉ PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, OTHER GOODS & SUPPLIES
    • Business Plan
    • Business Plan Financials
    • Access to Capital
    • Sustainable Business Practices
    • Legal
  • ELECTIVES – SELECT THREE (3):
    • QuickBooks
    • Bonding/Risk Management
    • Human Resources
    • Getting Started in Government Contracting
    • Are You Ready to be a Prime?
    • Project Management
    • Construction Cost Estimating
    • Technical Proposal Writing
    • Business Development
    • Safety
    • Credit Repair
  • CORE CLASSES – MENTOR/PROTÉGÉ CONSTRUCTION, ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING
    • Business Plan
    • Business Plan Financials
    • Access to Capital
    • Bonding/Risk Management
    • Safety
  • ELECTIVES – SELECT THREE (3):
    • QuickBooks
    • Sustainable Business Practices
    • Human Resources
    • Getting Started in Government Contracting
    • Are You Ready to be a Prime?
    • Project Management
    • Construction Cost Estimating
    • Technical Proposal Writing
    • Business Development
    • Legal
    • Credit Repair
  • CORE CLASSES – BONDING ASSISTANCE
    • Business Plan
    • Business Plan Financials
    • Credit Repair
    • Bonding/Risk Management
    • QuickBooks
  • ELECTIVES – SELECT THREE (3):
    • Access to Capital
    • Sustainable Business Practices
    • Human Resources
    • Getting Started in Government Contracting
    • Safety
    • Legal
    • Project Management
    • Are You Ready to be a Prime?
    • Construction Cost Estimating/Proposal
    • Technical Proposal Writing

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