"WEV is such an incredible organization with endless resources. They helped me create a business plan, and to be clear about the direction and steps I needed to take to successfully launch my business."Nancy Ulloa, Ulloa Cellars
"I am learning so much and I am eager to continue to take advantage of WEV programs and classes. I have participated in a digital marketing class, and I am currently enrolled in a business plan course. I do have other WEV programs in mind for the future."Paula Muñoz, Sabor de Paulita
"I attended a WEV Business Training course, and I learned something the first week… and the second… and every week. 16 sessions and I learned something new at each one, like search engine optimization and how to get on the radio."Katherine Wertheim, Werth-It
"WEV’s program helped me create a business plan and gave me a community of entrepreneurs to connect with, as well as tools to work on my business."Hayley Bridges, Hayley Bridges Design
First, complete an Interest Form. Then, a WEV staff member will guide you through the enrollment process.
WEV offers multiple classes throughout the year. Refer to each course’s information page for details on when it will be offered next.
Classes may be held in person (in Santa Barbara or Ventura), online, or as a hybrid of the two. Refer to each course’s information page for details.
Cost varies by course but generally falls in the range of $125-$400.
WEV utilizes a sliding scale to determine program fees. The Regular Fee is most commonly applicable fee level, but there is also a Reduced fee level and a Pay-It-Forward fee level. More information will be shared during the enrollment process.
Yes. While WEV’s focus is on women, we welcome people of all gender identities into our classes and community.
Yes, each person enrolls in the class as an individual.
Most classes are offered in the evenings between 6:30-8:30 PM during the week, but this varies by course.
No, unfortunately, we are unable to offer childcare.
Yes, graduates are permitted to retake courses. Scholarship eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis.
Sí, WEV ofrece clases en español. Vea información sobre nuestras de Clases de Negocios en español aquí.