What We Do

Women's Economic Ventures (WEV) helps Santa Barbara and Ventura County residents start and grow small businesses through training, loans and consulting. WEV's mission is to create an equitable and just society through the economic empowerment of women.

Free Orientation!

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Attend a free 1-hour orientation to learn about WEV's Self-Employment Training (SET) course and other programs to help you succeed in business!

WEV Connects: The Psychology of the Solopreneur

Connect with the WEV community and enjoy (for the first time!) a business owner panel on The Psychology of the Solopreneur. Find support and inspiration at these free opportunities to meet like-minded businesspeople and hear about their experiences.

Ventura 4/9 event details here.

WEV Connects is free & open to the public.

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WEV Gotta Blog!

What's In Your Sales Plan For 2015?

Find out how you can assess your sales plan and take action to improve your sales strategies today!

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Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)

Color Certified CDFI LogoWEV has been a certified CDFI since 1999. CDFIs are mission-driven financial institutions that are dedicated to providing financial services to meet the needs of economically disadvantaged individuals within underserved communities.

Association of Women's Business Centers

 AWBC logoThe Association of Women's Business Centers (AWBC) works to secure ECONOMIC JUSTICE and ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES for women by supporting and sustaining a national network of more than 100 Women’s Business Centers (WBC) such as WEV.

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