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 [...]

21 11/2016

Small Business Saturday is November 26th, 2016

2018-01-11T15:10:34+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

We’re excited to join American Express this year in supporting Small Business Saturday on November 26th! As holiday shopping kicks off this weekend, we would like to ask gift-givers all over America to show your love for small business by visiting your local shops and stores. […]