In This Issue: Spring 2015 Business Training with a Sales Plan, WEV Gotta Blog: Meet WEV’s Fabulous Instructors, and Client Photographers Needed!
Dear Friend of WEV,
February is off to an exciting start! Our CEO Marsha Bailey, was honored to be featured as a keynote speaker at the Rotary STEPS Conference this past weekend. We’re also thrilled to have SET (Self Employment Training) classes starting at full capacity next week in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Oxnard. Did you accomplish all of your goals in January? Don’t miss the opportunies and resources below.
Enjoy this issue of WEV Got News!
-The WEV Staff
WEV Clients “Think-ing Big!” in 2015 with a Sales Plan On January 22nd, Thrive in Five® clients gathered for our quarterly Think Big! Event. The evening focused on creating an effective sales plan for 2015, with an inspiring presentation by WEV Business Development Specialist Harriet Cohen. Each client walked away from the evening with their own personalized action plan for how to increase sales in their business.
WEV Gotta Blog: Meet WEV’s Fabulous Instructors WEV’s instructors are the cogs in our well-oiled machine of educational programs. They can even teach you what “COG’S” means in business! Don’t miss our instructor introduction on the blog by WEV’s Program Manager, Leah Gonzales. Take a look here.
In case you missed last week’s blog, click here to read guest blogger Lauren Rosson, CPA’s part two of the 5 Common Costly Mistakes Business Owners Make.
Client Photographers Needed! WEV needs your help to professionally photograph clients for our marketing materials. 1-2 WEV client photographers will be selected to photograph up to five clients each, and will be paid a small stipend. The photographer must provide their own transportation, be available for up to five shoots before February 13th, and retouch up to 10 selected photographs per client by February 27th.
The American Small Business Championship Do you love telling everyone how your business got its start? Share your story and enter the American Small Business Championship organized by SCORE. Two small businesses per state will win training from SCORE, a $1,000 Sam’s Club Gift Card, publicity and more.
Don’t procrastinate! You only have until February 6th to enter. Click here for more information
February Ladies Luncheon Ladies Luncheon serves to gather women together for networking, business, social, fun, and moral support. Join them as they eat, meet, greet, and shop!
This month’s speaker is a familiar face, WEV board member Brenda Allison!
When: Thursday, February 5th, 11:15am-1:30pm Where: The Pierpont Inn & Spa, Ventura Cost: $27 Click here for information!
Santa Barbara Design Thinking Workshop The Santa Barbara Public Library’s Makerspace Open Lab has partnered with a local design research expert to offer six weekly one-hour sessions focusing on design thinking in startups, small businesses, and the corporate environment. The next workshop covers how to build a startup using design thinking, field testing and product iteration.
When: Monday, February 9th, 6pm-7pm Where: Santa Barbara Public Library Cost: Free For more information click here.
Ventura Federal/State Payroll Seminar
Intimidated by your payroll taxes? Join EDD for a free seminar.
When: Tuesday, February 10th, 9am-3:30pm Where: Ventura EDD Tax Office Cost: Free For more information and to register click here.
AIGA Presents Zag! A Branding Workshop Looking to improve your brand strategy in 2015? Join AIGA and bestselling author Marty Neumeier in a workshop in Santa Barbara covering the essential principles of brand strategy.
When: The weekend of February 20th-22nd Where: Casa Las Palmas, Santa Barbara Cost: $1,200 To register, click here.
Mega Breakfast Mixer Start your day off right with this special networking mixer hosted by Adam Casillas and Richard Ramos, founders of the Latino Business Expo! Includes breakfast buffet provided by Tomas Cafe.For tickets or more information, call Adam Casillas at 805-216-1927.
When: Tuesday, March 3rd, 8-11am Where: Tomas Cafe, 622 South A Street, Oxnard Cost: $13
Save the Date: NAWBO 2015 Bravo Awards Join Santa Barbara’s chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners in celebrating women of influence!
When: Thursday, March 12th, 11:30am-2pm Where: University Club, Santa Barbara Cost: $55 for members, $65 for non-members
Sponsorship Opportunity! WEV is currently seeking sponsors for our upcoming Empowerment is Priceless fundraising event. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, or think you know a company that would be, please contact Danelle Mangone at email@example.com or (805) 456-2347, to discuss sponsorship opportunities.
2015 Axxess Card Now Available!
2015 Axxess cards are now available for purchase from WEV! For every $30 card we sell, WEV receives $10 in Santa Barbara and the FULL $30 in Ventura. WEV provided Santa Barbara Axxess with a loan in its infancy to help print the books–talk about coming full circle! Order yours here!
February 4th, 2015
In This Issue
Spring 2015 Business Training with a Sales Plan
WEV Gotta Blog: Meet WEV’s Fabulous Instructors
Client Photographers Needed!
The American Small Business Championship
February Ladies Lunch
Santa Barbara Design Thinking Workshop
Ventura Federal/State Payroll Seminar
Mega Breakfast Mixer
AIGA Presents Zag!: A Branding Workshop
Save the Date:NAWBO-SB Bravo Awards
Isabella Gourmet Foods featured in Fortune article!
Amy Isabella Chalker, WEV Client and owner of Isabella Gourmet Foods, was quoted in an article on the Fortune 500 website. You can read the full article here!
Sharing Their Story
WEV clients Emily Barany and Ashley Pope were featured as panelists at the 2015 Young Entrepreneur Seminar in Ventura last week. For more pictures from the event, click here.
Barter Ventura, one-year-old established business in the heart of Ventura, for sale by owners. Includes low-rent retail space with lease, ongoing consignments and store-owned inventory. On-street parking, parking lot, office, restroom, and two fitting rooms, as well as social media accounts, successful ebay store, and database software. Located at 2350 E. Main St. #102, Ventura. Call (805) 648-2222 for more information on this opportunity!
Program Assistant Wanted
The Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Santa Barbara City College is looking for a part-time program assistant. If you are passionate about entrepreneurship and have experience in event planning, administrative duties, and marketing, then this could be the opportunity for you! Click here to learn more information.
Contribute to the Classifieds
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WEV Client Business Directory
Did you know WEV has a client business directory on our website? Did you know that if eligible, we’ll list your business for FREE? Click here to check out the directory and complete a simple form to request a listing for your business.