WBC Overview

The LiftFund Women’s Business Center (WBC) offers guidance and support to empower women entrepreneurs to become successful business leaders. Since 2008, the WBC has been serving the San Antonio small business community with consultations and trainings to entrepreneurs at all stages of their business. 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. The WBC is a program of LiftFund, a non-profit small business lender, and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. We provide innovative business support services like technical and soft skill trainings, accelerator programs, individual consultations business advising, and strategic partnerships with other small business service providers. The LiftFund San Antonio Women’s Business Center is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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Our Impact

The WBC has helped hundreds of local entrepreneurs with the financial and educational services they need to launch and grow their businesses, create jobs and contribute to the local economy. Click here to download our 2018-19 WBC Impact Report.

We rely on donors and volunteers who are passionate about entrepreneurship to help us reach our goals. If you are interested in getting involved with the WBC, please click the link below.

Staff

Margaret Wilson-Anaglia

Director

Margaret Wilson-Anaglia is a seasoned entrepreneur, community leader and small business advocate with more than 25 years of experience working in public, private and entrepreneurial businesses. As the Director of the Women’s Business Center, Margaret leads the center’s services and programs. 

Margaret is the founder of Al’s Gourmet Nuts, a small family-owned business that continues in operation under the leadership of her family. Before launching her own business she held leadership roles with the City of San Antonio and Traveler Insurance Employee Benefits.

Margaret has served as the keynote speaker for the Texas Governor’s Small Business Forum in San Antonio and has won numerous awards including the San Antonio Women’s Chamber of Commerce-Constellation of Stars Awards and the National Association of Women Business Owners Entrepreneurial Spirit Award for Innovation. 

She currently serves on the Port San Antonio Board of Directors as Secretary and a mentor in Trinity University’s Entrepreneurship Program.

Carlos Acosta

Business Advisor

In his role as a Business Advisor, Carlos assists entrepreneurs in navigating business challenges and pursuing new growth opportunities. Carlos participated in the 2019 Alexander Briseno Leadership Development Program, and was awarded “LiftFund Business Support Champion of the Year” in 2016.

Prior to his position at LiftFund, Carlos participated in Public Allies, a leadership program of AmeriCorps. From 2008 to 2013, Carlos served in the United States Navy as a logistics specialist (LS). He is a member of the 2017 National Association of Latino Community Asset Builders Colegio cohort

Advisory Board

Aric J. Garza

Garza Law PLLC​

Soonalyn Jacob

Spiraling Up Solutions, LLC

Marshall Pipkin

Lone Star National Bank

Dawn Thurmond

The Morning Muse

Zelda Morales

Jefferson Bank

Jordan Maney

All the Days Events Co.

Melanie Tawil

SwipeTrack Solutions, LLC