The next Self-Employment Training (SET) course is fast approaching -we urge you to tell family, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances about WEV’s next SET course, beginning the week of September 8th. Classes will be held in Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Oxnard and Thousand Oaks. The first step to enrolling in the course is to attend one of WEV’s free, one-hour orientations. Call your local office or click here to sign up for an upcoming orientation.
“As a graduate of [WEV’s] small business course, I, Christine Abtey, can honestly say that having this support helped to create my business, Abtey’s Limousine Services.”
Fall 2007 SET Graduate
Save the Date: OCTOBER 3RD, 2008
Invest in yourself.
Learn new skills.
Grow your business.
Then….let loose and celebrate!
Mark your calendar and join WEV on October 3rd:
WEV will hold its third and final Think BIG conference of 2008 on Financials and Sustainability, 9:00am-4:00pm.
Treat yourself to a day of training, then switch gears with a night on the town – Coastal Woman’s 3rd annual Bachelor Auction benefiting WEV! This year, the Bachelor Auction will be held at Stateside Restaurant and Lounge, 5:00-8:30pm; tickets are on sale for $35 if purchased before August 31. Come and join Santa Barbara’s hippest women and sip cocktails and mingle with the bachelors before the auction. In addition to the bachelor auction, there are also raffle prizes and “add your own man” auction dates for women who are married or otherwise unavailable. Visit https://coastalwoman-affiliate1.eventbrite.com to purchase your ticket today!
WEV’s Client Art Gallery
First I dream my painting, then I paint my dream. -Vincent Van Gogh
Miriam Hospodar holds a BA in Art History from Oakland University and a BFA in illustration from the California College of the Arts. She studied Tibetan thangka painting extensively with Pema Wangyal of Dolpo, a Nepali painter from a long ancestral line of lama/artists. Miriam’s art reflects her interest in Eastern spirituality and her deep passion America’s authentic music tradition, the blues. Her images combine religious and tribal motifs and personal symbols with the inspiration she draws from blues music and meditation. Miriam has studied techniques and materials used in traditional Indian painting and textile dyeing. She makes metallic paint from 23K gold leaf, and employs mostly natural mineral and rare gem pigments such as malachite, lapis lazuli, hematite and amazonite. “The process of creating a painting,” she says, “is a way for me to enter and play in sacred space.”
Assemblymember Pedro Nava to Host Business Resource EXPO for the Santa Barbara County Business Community
(Santa Barbara) Assemblymember Pedro Nava along with the Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce, the Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Solvang Chamber of Commerce and Women’s Economic Ventures are hosting the 3rd Annual Business Resource Expo for Santa Barbara County businesses. The focus of the expo is on how to do business with the federal, state and local government. There will also be many public and private organizations on-hand to provide resources and information to prospective entrepreneurs and area businesses.
“I want to bring together as many resources as possible from both the public and private sectors to Santa Barbara County so that partnerships can be created so that local businesses can learn how to take advantage of the myriad of opportunities available to them to grow and prosper,” said Assemblymember Nava.
Friday, September 26, 2008
8 a.m. to Noon
Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center
(1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara)
The event is free of charge. Refreshments will be provided to all participants and attendees. For more information or to R.S.V.P. please call John Mann at 805-483-9808.
-Office Space and Board Room Available: Office space in a quaint Victorian home located within walking distance of Downtown Ventura’s Main Street. This space provides a peaceful environment with ocean views and access to gardens. Office includes: approximately 12 x 12 space, artfully tasteful painted walls, private bathroom, wireless web access, cleaning, yard, and trash maintenance, access to fully functional kitchen, and 5 hours of board/teaching room, mail delivery and sorting included in rent. Parking is available on street or in adjacent parking lot. Rent is $500 a month, + 1/3 of utilities, + your own phone. Call Cassie at 805-667-8200.
–Housing Seminar: Did you know there are 21 homes available from Carpinteria to Goleta that are priced under $600,000? Realtor Elaine Abercrombie will give a free seminar on August 13th, 5:30-6:30 pm at Village Properties, 4050 Calle Real, Suite 120, Santa Barbara. Seating is limited so call to reserve your seat now: 805-683-7353.
–Abtey’s Limousine Services provide outstanding service with the upmost safety in mind. For more information about reservations for your special occasions, call ABTEY’S LIMOUSINE SERVICES at 805-483-8898. Please ask us about our specialized wine tours!
–Need a Professional Headshot? Having professional quality headshots that enhance your image as a powerful businesswoman is extremely important. Professional photographer Helen C Adams is offering WEV clients a special deal for headshots. Let Helen enhance your image to help sell yourself. Individual and group sessions are available (groups get a discounted price). Please call 805.637.7636 or email email@example.com.
-“Creating the Business of Your Dreams” Workshop: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 1-4 p.m. at 2201 Anacapa Street in Santa Barbara. Sunny Mello, Transformation Life Coach, will lead participants through anchoring in the Circles of Excellence and the highest intentions of successful entrepreneurship. Workshop Fee: $50.00. Contact Sunny at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 729-1427 to reserve a space in the workshop or to make an appointment for a private session.
-Are you interested in displaying your products at the Santa Barbara WEV office? Contact Shana at email@example.com. -If you have an announcement for inclusion in the next WEV newsletter, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 965-6073 by the 28th of the month.
Women’s Economic Ventures
Santa Barbara County: 333 S. Salinas Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93103; 805-965-6073
Ventura County: 400 E. Esplanade Drive, Suite 300, Ventura, CA, 93036; 805-604-9000