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.

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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!

Featured Client

Reyna front page smallReyna Chavez started Scrubs on the Run in 2012 and has been growing her business since, taking advantage of WEV loan and Thrive in Five®. She was also recently featured in the VC Star. Read more of her story here!


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Are You An Ostrich?

By Devon Johnson, WEV Director of Lending

Use these 3 financial tips to have a healthy relationship with your finances!

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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.

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