(September 20, 2019)
Business Owners Encouraged to Attend Free Presentation on Business Resilience and Disaster Recovery, Presented by Women’s Economic Ventures on September 25
September is National Preparedness Month and Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) is helping businesses learn how to plan ahead and minimize disruption by taking action now.
Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV), a non-profit based in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, helps small business owners launch, grow and succeed with training, loans and consulting. In conjunction with National Preparedness Month this September, WEV is hosting a presentation featuring a panel of experts in insurance, disaster recovery and business resilience to help business owners plan for the unexpected, minimize disruption and profit through preparedness. The September 25 event will be held 12:30pm – 1:30pm at Direct Relief International in Goleta and is free to attend, but registration is required at Women’s Economic Ventures Facebook Page or by emailing [email protected]
Southern California Edison Government Relations Manager for Local Public Affairs Rondi Guthrie will be explaining what a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) is, when SCE may need to implement them during potentially dangerous weather conditions, how PSPS events work, ways to stay informed and what small businesses can do to be prepared.
WEV’s Business Resilience Specialist Nicki Parr says, “Even an interruption of a few days can have a significant impact on a small business’ bottom line. Our goal in hosting this panel is to give business owners the chance to hear information firsthand, ask questions and plan ahead, so they can minimize any negative economic effects resulting from a disruption.”
Women’s Economic Ventures is dedicated to creating an equitable and just society through the economic empowerment of women. WEV provides training, consulting and loans to help entrepreneurs start, grow and thrive in business. WEV serves Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. While WEV targets its services toward women, it helps men as well. Services are provided in both English and Spanish.
Since 1991, WEV has provided business training and consulting to more than 14,000 women and men throughout Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. WEV has made over $5 million in business loans, and helped more than 4,500 local businesses start or expand. WEV-supported businesses generate more than $300 million in annual sales revenues and have created nearly 9,000 jobs. WEV is a U.S. Small Business Administration’s Women’s Business Center, and a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). — ### —