In This Issue: WEV Clients Hit the Ground Running, WEV Connects: Thank You for your Feedback and Save the Date, WEV Gotta Blog: Life Happens
Dear Friend of WEV,
This issue of WEV Got News we’re excited to announce the brand new “Support WEV Clients” section. This section will be used to promote WEV clients and to share ways to support one another within the WEV community. If you have an item for the Support WEV Clients section, please email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Enjoy this issue of WEV Got News!
-The WEV Staff
WEV Clients Hit the Ground Running Ninety-four Self-Employment Training (SET) clients have begun their 14-week journey to a fantastic business plan and 13 clients have started learning the building blocks of business in Spanish with our Pasos Basicos (Business Basics) program. The energy is contagious and we love hearing our clients collaborating, sharing their ideas and providing thoughtful feedback to their peers.
Did you miss out this season? All of our classes are at capacity for Spring Session! Avoid the waitlist for our Fall Sessions and sign up for a SET Orientation today!
WEV Connects: Thank You for your Feedback and Save the Date! A big thank you to everyone who completed our WEV Connects survey last month! We’ve recieved great feedback and can’t wait to start planning the events you asked for. Congratulations to Jessica Simon of Santa Barbara Diaper Fairy and Louie Cirrincione for winning the drawing. Both are recent SET graduates and each won an Axxess book!
Our first WEV Connects event in 2015 will be held on Thursday, March 26th from 6-7:30 PM at Workzones in downtown Santa Barbara. Reconnect with the WEV community and enjoy (for the first time!) a business owner panel on the Psychology of the Solopreneur from 6:30-7 PM. Find support and inspiration at this FREE opportunity to meet like-minded businesspeople and hear about their experiences. We’ll see you there!
WEV Gotta Blog: Life Happens Do your business goals get lost in everything else you have to juggle? Join SET instructor Jeff Alkazian here for a quick way to refocus and reignite your passion.
In case you missed last week’s blog, click here to read our CEO Marsha Bailey’s advice on delegating in a leadership position.
Nominations for the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards Now Open Are you an oustanding female entrepreneur? Nominations are now open for the 5th annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards. To nominate yourself or a friend click here before Friday, March 6th.
Save the date for the event on Friday, May 8th!
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.
Free 2015 Employment Law Update Workshop Join Schnieders & Associates, L.L.P and SCORE of Ventura County for an update on the new laws, regulations and court rulings that will impact every employer. Topics will include new mandatory sick leave and protections for unpaid interns and volunteers. When: 8:00 AM-10:00 AM Where: Ventura County Community Foundadtion Community Room Cost: Free 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
Simi Valley Free Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar Join the Internal Revenue Service and Employment Development Department for a free seminar covering California paryoll reporting requirements, electronic filing and more. When: Thursday, March 26th, 3:30 PM Where: 980 Enchanted Way Cost: Free Click here to reserve your spot!
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!
Support WEV Clients
Santa Barbara College Success Bootcamp Do you know a college-bound high school senior? WEV Graduate Paul Rivas is overing a “College Success Boot Camp” to help seniors prepare for the unique challenges college brings.
Click here to register or here for more information!
When: Monday and Tuesday, May 18th-19th, 5-8 PM Where: 1205 De La Vina Street Cost: $395
Eco AlterNATIVE tours: Indigenous Owned Business WEV Graduate Daniela Ramirez and her husband are raising funds through Kickstarter to help launch their unique tourism business! Indigenous owned, EcoNATIVE Tours helps to promote knowledge and respect for Tarahumara culture and its relationship to nature.
Wonder the Vegan Wolf: Celebrate Imperfection and Difference WEV Graduate Nina Salerno made her first Project Reject® from a plush toy she found discarded on the side of the road. Her pieces have sold at art shows and muesums all over Los Angeles. Nina has just launched a Kickstarter to expand to include a more affordable line of unique plush toys to Project Reject.
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
If you’ve got something for sale or rent – or a special deal to share with the WEV community – email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.