16 05/2018

The Cutting Edge with Capital One Cafés

2018-05-10T11:23:06+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

This year, VEDC partnered with Capital One to provide workshops utilizing Capital One’s Cafés in Santa Monica, Glendale, and Downtown Los Angeles. The Cafés serve Peets® handcrafted beverages, locally-made baked treats, and provide free Wi-Fi. […]

27 04/2018

National Small Business Week 2018

2018-04-27T18:43:53+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

We're celebrating National Small Business Week with the SBA starting April 29th! Every year the President declares the first week of May as a special time to celebrate, educate, and appreciate the entrepreneurs who create jobs and support their communities with business ownership. VEDC acknowledges our family of businesses for their efforts in California, New [...]

29 03/2018

Why Good Design is Important to Small Business

2018-04-19T10:06:18+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

In case you haven’t noticed, VEDC gave itself a facelift this month. We rolled out a brand new logo, an updated website, and new ways to interact with our organization through email, simple online forms, and automated appointment scheduling. It’s a good way to start the new year: looking and feeling fresh! […]

29 01/2018

An Open Letter to VEDC Board Members from Pegi Matsuda

2018-01-29T18:05:35+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Hello fellow VEDC board members, Last week I had an opportunity to visit the Watts Entrepreneur Business Accelerator (WEBA) as a guest of Adrian Veliz, who is the project manager for this community program and the South Los Angeles area. As a board member, this visit was an opportunity to see VEDC’s operations from its [...]

16 02/2017

Celebrating Black History Month: Annie Malone

2018-01-10T15:40:30+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Annie Turnbo Malone was a businesswoman and philanthropist from Illinois, known for her cosmetic inventions and the Poro College. Because of her work, she’s sometimes referred to as the “mother” of the African American cosmetics, hair care, and beauty industries. Malone was also the first black female millionaire in America. […]

6 02/2017

Celebrating Black History Month: George Washington Carver

2018-01-10T15:40:20+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

George Washington Carver was one of the most prominent scientists and inventors of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, an American icon, and a true entrepreneur and lifetime student. His life was dedicated to educating, learning, and inventing new tools and technologies to better the lives of Americans and the world. […]

20 12/2016

8 Small Business Resolutions for the New Year

2018-01-11T14:58:53+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

The New Year is already upon us, with the opportunity for every business owner to take a step back and evaluate operations and lifestyle choices. Running a business is an incredibly rewarding endeavor, but can also be difficult, expensive, and exhausting. We’ve compiled a list of the best new year’s resolutions for entrepreneurs everywhere to [...]