BusinessSource Center Workshops

In partnership with the City of Los Angeles BusinessSource Centers, VEDC offers many services to the small business community. With both North Valley and West Valley locations, VEDC can help you learn critical management skills and will provide vital information on how to start, operate and successfully grow a business.
  • Access to capital
  • Basic legal structures of a business
  • Marketing on limited budget
  • Business record keeping
  • QuickBooks
  • Managing Employees
  • Managing for profit and results
  • E-Commerce
  • How to start a new business
  • How to write a business plan
  • How to do business with the government
  • Import / export fundamentals
  • Finance & accounting
  • Customer service
  • Human resources
  • Procurement assistance

VEDC offers a comprehensive business training series for those ready to go to the next level of business success. These workshops are designed to transfer critical management skills to small business owners and are available to anyone interested in learning about starting, operating and successfully growing a business.

Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP)

A comprehensive Entrepreneurial Training Program, combined with one-on-one business counseling has proven a winning combination for more than 3,400 businesses in the City of Los Angeles. This FREE program consists of 7 essential topics that are covered in two different series to comprise the different stages of a start-up business and a growing business.
  • Strategic Planning

    Creating a blueprint for your business for the next year.

  • Competitive Advantage

    Learn to separate yourself from anyone else who does what you do.

  • Target Marketing

    Learn to identify and research your target market.

  • Human Resources

    Learn what it takes to be in compliance with California and Federal law. Learn good hiring practices. Hire the employee you really want.

  • Cash Flow

    Discover what the “bottom line” should really mean to you.

  • Finance

    Discover hidden sources of capital. Learn alternative ways to finance your business if a traditional lender is not an option.

Consulting Services

Whether you are a current business owner or just getting started in opening your business, you will more than likely run into problems. VEDC has experienced consultants who are here to help you and your business. This one-on-one service will guide you in developing a plan for your business that is right for you, and provide business owners with the opportunity to address issues specific to their business. Our consultants come from various for-profit backgrounds and demonstrate sustained success in their consulting efforts. Consulting services are offered at no charge to you. Consulting is available in the following areas:

  • Business administration
  • Financial analysis
  • Operations & general management
  • Internet & new technologies
  • Strategic planning
  • Public/private contracting/procurement
  • Debt advisory
  • Customer service
  • Salesmanship
  • Lending
  • Instruction in the use of financial statements to manage a business
  • Certification assistance
  • Lease agreements
  • QuickBooks
  • Permits & licensing
  • Human resources
  • Accessing tax incentives
  • Marketing assessment & strategies

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