29 12/2018

VEDC’s 2018 Year in Review

2018-12-29T12:43:30+00:00December 29th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

2018 is almost at an end, and we’re excited to be entering a new year of possibilities for small business support and community development. As we prepare for the next twelve months of success, we’d like to remember some of the best parts of the past year building up entrepreneurs, creating jobs, and changing the [...]

26 06/2018

Why is Mobile Security Important?

2018-06-26T12:39:46+00:00June 26th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Securing computers, networks and systems should be high on the priority list for small and large organizations. As companies try to expand their mobility and establish stronger customer relationships across a variety of channels and mediums, the need to secure these multipurpose mobile devices and platforms becomes more apparent and significant. […]

16 05/2018

The Cutting Edge with Capital One Cafés

2018-05-10T11:23:06+00:00May 16th, 2018|Blog|2 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+00:00April 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

2018-07-27T09:45:05+00:00March 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+00:00January 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+00:00February 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. […]

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