As Americans, we are proud to live in “the land of opportunity.” But let’s be honest, everyone does not have equal access to those opportunities. That’s why, in 1991, Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) established its micro-loan fund and self-employment training program. Since then, we have worked diligently to create an equitable and just society through the economic empowerment of women. And although we target women because of the unique challenges they face, we help men, too.
Today, we live in a rapidly changing society where jobs are less secure, the gap between rich and poor is growing wider every day and the middle class is shrinking rapidly. Business ownership has provided a path out of poverty as well as financial security for generations of Americans.
WEV programs combine classroom training, capital and individual technical assistance to support the small business entrepreneur through start-up, stabilization and growth phases. Most services are provided in Spanish and English.
WEV uses our own custom training curriculum: From Vision to Venture: Planning for Business Success. Currently in its seventh edition, it is published in both Spanish and English.