Success Stories

Small Business Success Stories

Freaky Fruit Pizza

Will Claybrooks came to the Watts Entrepreneur Business Accelerator (WEBA) with a determination to succeed. He is the creator of healthier, mouthwatering desserts called Freaky Fruit Pizza. [...]

November 17th, 2018|

SketchPup Custom Pet Pictures

October 27th, 2018|

In February 2018, Kellin Esquivel-Gunn decided to quit her job and dedicate herself to developing her business, Sketch Pup! [...]

PoetRoniGirl Vintage Designs

July 11th, 2018|

Like millions of kids growing up in the 70’s, Veronica loved to watch television family westerns like The Waltons [...]

Café Aficionado

June 29th, 2018|

During his time in the United States military, Reggie Cua discovered the many tastes and textures of coffee. His [...]

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Why is Mobile Security Important?

June 26th, 2018|

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 [...]

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Frequently-Asked Questions

Which states do you serve lending capital?

Currently, entrepreneurs in California and New York can receive lending capital from VEDC in the form of Microloans and Standard Business Loans. For business owners outside these locations, there is a national network of CDFIs able to provide financing and technical assistance.

How expensive are the workshops?

All technical assistance provided by VEDC and its training programs, including workshops and 1-on-1 consulting sessions, are completely free of charge to all entrepreneurs. Please note: Workshops hosted by affiliate organizations may require payment.

What is a CDFI?

A CDFI, or Community Development Financial Institution, are organizations dedicated to offering quality lending capital to minority and low-to-moderate income communities in the United States. CDFIs are privately owned and operated, and certified by the CDFI Fund at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Do you serve start-ups and new businesses?

VEDC offers support and assistance to all business owners, regardless of the amount of time their business has been in operation. If we are unable to provide training or lending capital due to geographic restrictions, we can directly refer you to one of many local institutions who can help you.

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