ATTENTION ENTREPRENEURS!! If your dream
is to start a business, then this workshop series
is for you.
These classes will get you started on your business
& marketing plans, get your toes wet with
finance & accounting and walk through permits
& licensing among other important topics. So
if you want to start a business and you are looking for
help. We’ll start you off on the right foot.
Need money to purchase equipment, inventory,
expand or restructure your business?
Need money but the banks can’t help? Come and
learn all about small business loans, alternative
financing, the 5 C’s of credit analysis, and more.
It’s open to anyone interested and free to attend!
You can apply and be pre-qualified on the spot!
Just bring the following documents with you:
• 2016 personal & business Tax Returns
• Most recent work paystub
• 3 month personal & business bank statements
You got your business going, so why do you
need a business plan?
You might be thinking of
trying to increment growth on your business, or
trying out a new idea.
What about defining projections or budgets, or
evaluating your cash flow, what about getting a
loan? All of these things will need some planning
and a business plan will open your possibilities.
Join us for a free workshop
In this class, you will learn free tools to start
marketing your business in all social medial
Learn how to set up a store and target your
clientele through your own social media profile,
and start your own e-commerce now. Help your
buyers find you with your Facebook ads, build
your audience, showcase your products, and
measure the results.
You are invited to attend Life In
workshop on business
planning strategies designed specifically to
address the sustainability of your business
your ability to retire comfortably,and
t h e f i n a n c i a l s e c u r i t y o f y o u r f a m i y.
Understand how to establish, maintain, build, consolidate and clean up your credit the right way. Learn how to monitor your credit history throughout the year, detect identity theft and protect your credit character. Bring your Experian credit report to help you analyze on how to improve your score.
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 most impactful vantage point: through the eyes of our clients and a community that can greatly benefit from our economic development programs.
Adrian and I briefly visited a local food stand owner who is bringing healthy foods to the community. This particular entrepreneur had a previous loan from a predatory lender who charged him extremely high interest, and the VEDC was able to step in and fix the problem with a better loan and much more reasonable terms. Our second visit was to a woman-owned business focused on tire recycling. Two months ago, she was in a very difficult position with her business, and Adrian was able to help her though an intense regulatory process so that she could keep her business afloat with renewed energy. She is now a client of VEDC. I met a third entrepreneur over the phone, who owns an interesting baby blanket manufacturing company. Her story was truly inspirational, and it was obvious that both Adrian and VEDC are playing an important role in her personal life and in the life of her business. I also received an informative tour of Watts and some local history from Adrian.
In my opinion, the importance of this visit was significant. As board members, we spend most of our time supporting management with the running of the organization. While this continues to be our focus (and it is an extremely important focus), I have to share that my enthusiasm has been renewed– I could see, first hand, the impact we make on the community and the people and businesses who need us. I suggested to my fellow board members that we may wish, from time to time, to schedule board meetings in some of our clients’ communities. WEBA is a good example, located at the Macedonia Baptist Church, with ample meeting space and good parking availability. We may also wish to invite clients to our board meetings for brief updates on their businesses and to learn more about the direct impact we make. The long-term sustainability of VEDC in communities who desperately need us is a top priority, and one for which we are all proud and excited.
Looking ahead to the success of even more small businesses and for the continuing opportunity to work and to meet such interesting community and business leaders.
This professional logo design workshop will educate you about the importance of a professionally made logo, what branding is about, and the differences between a good and a bad logo design. You will also learn about the evolution of logos, types of logos that currently exist, the psychology of color, how to use your logo, and logo pricing. By the end of the workshop the participant will be able to identify a good logo design and know what to look for when shopping for a professional logo.