11 07/2018

PoetRoniGirl Vintage Designs

2018-07-11T12:58:27+00:00July 11th, 2018|Success Stories|2 Comments

Like millions of kids growing up in the 70’s, Veronica loved to watch television family westerns like The Waltons and Little House on the Prairie. But while most people focused on the heartwarming stories and characters on screen every week […]

22 02/2018

Belleza & Beauty

2018-03-26T09:37:11+00:00February 22nd, 2018|Success Stories|1 Comment

Leticia Giron doesn’t see businesses as entities, or numbers. She sees them as people, just like her, who work hard to be successful, who need love and support from others. She sees them as friends. […]

26 10/2017

VEDC to Receive $125,000 From Wells Fargo to Support and Create Jobs in the San Fernando Valley

2018-01-11T08:02:48+00:00October 26th, 2017|Press|0 Comments

Grant to provide assistance to minority and female entrepreneurs VEDC, a leading nonprofit lender in San Fernando Valley, announced that Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) has awarded them with a $125,000 grant. The contribution will positively impact minority and women-owned small businesses based in low income communities in a number of important ways, including [...]

4 10/2017

Whimsical Charm

2018-07-11T13:12:23+00:00October 4th, 2017|Success Stories|0 Comments

The question wasn’t if Rosie Arias would one day become an entrepreneur, but when. By age 7, she was already doing single-needle hemming and crocheting. So it wasn’t surprising that she would ultimately […]

7 03/2017

Elite Dance & Performing Arts

2018-01-10T15:36:36+00:00March 7th, 2017|Success Stories|0 Comments

Toni Ricci is anything but a typical dance instructor. Her friendly smile and business-like demeanor speak to her strong character and drive to achieve what few have: a successful dance studio and hundreds of students who call her business their second home. “I was five when I realized, ‘I really want to do this [...]

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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