Congratulations to WEV’s Fall 2009 Graduating Class
WEV is proud to announce that 78 clients graduated from our Fall 2009 Self-Employment Training and pilot Business Plan Intensive courses!
Of those 78 clients, 72 graduated with a complete business plan. We are thrilled to celebrate their accomplishments and wish them success as they begin (or continue) building their business dreams.
WEV’s Spring 2010 Self-Employment Training Course
WEV’s Self-Employment Training course is 14-week course providing week-by-week training in the most important aspects of organizing, financing, marketing and managing a small business. Participants leave the course with a complete business plan including a marketing plan, a cash flow projection, an operations plan, and a core network to help sustain the business.
There are now more than 1,000 businesses throughout Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties owned and operated by graduates of WEV’s Self-Employment Training program or recipients of small business loans through WEV. The Self-Employment Training course is part of the continuum of programs WEV offers to help women start-up, launch, grow, and sustain their own business.
WEV’s Spring 2010 SET course begins the second week in February.
Attendance of a free 1-hour orientation is required to enroll in the course. Please visit https://wevonline.org/be-an-entrepreneur/set/course-description to sign up for an orientation TODAY!
WEV’s January Office Hours
WEV’s Santa Barbara office hours are Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm. However, we will be closed on Monday, January 18th for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and on Friday, January 22nd for a staff retreat.
For all SET enrollment questions, please contact WEV’s Santa Barbara office: 333 S. Salinas Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103 (805) 965-6073
We look forward to serving you!
Memorial Service for WEV Instructor
On December 20, 2009, former WEV instructor Connie Bereny passed away due to a lengthy illness. She profoundly touched the lives of many WEV staff and clients. WEV extends its condolences to her family.
There will be a “Celebration of Life” service for Connie on Sunday, January 10, 2010, at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park at 2:30 p.m. The address is 5600 Lindero Canyon Road in Westlake Village (next to Costco). Please join in honoring Connie and her many contributions to her community and WEV.
Check out WEV:
Nest Design Art Reception & Mixer Tuesday, January 12th; 6-8pm WEV’s Santa Barbara office, 333 S. Salinas Street FREE Please join SET Graduates and SBLF recipients Emiliano Campobello and Mary Johnson of Nest Design, as they showcase their newest products (and a special surprise)! Take the opportunity to network with other WEV clients and hear WEV’s plans for 2010! Light refreshments provided.
The Wealth Creator Company, Inc.’s Monthly Educational Forums: Overcome Your (Financial) Overwhelm™ Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 6-9pm The Thousand Oaks/Westlake Village Chamber of Commerce Conference Center More info
Ojai Women’s Business Social Thursday, January 14th, 2010 6:30-8:30pm Ojai Valley Inn, Martini Bar FREE Contact: Jodi at (805) 798-1295 or Jodi@JodiWomack.com
Workshop: Social Media Tools (taught by WEV instructor Tea Silvestre) Thursday, January 28th, 2010 9am-Noon Ventura County Community Foundation Computer Lab, 1317 Del Norte Rd, Suite 150; Camarillo $35 Plan and implement your social media marketing strategy; blogs; Twitter; Facebook; examples and case studies of successfully leveraging social media Contact: 805-988-0196 ext. 110 or email@example.com Register
FREE Workshop: Government Subcontracting Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 9am-Noon WEV’s Ventura office, 374 Poli Street, Suite 207 Flyer Register
FREE Workshop: Introduction to Federal Contracting Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 9am-Noon WEV’s Santa Barbara office, 333 S. Salinas Street Who should attend: Established small business owners new to doing business with the federal government. Flyer Register
-Public Speaking Coaching: Do you need help with public speaking, but aren’t sure what options are available? *Try group coaching!* It’s more affordable than one-on-one coaching, but more personalized than a class.
Lisa Braithwaite is a local public speaking coach and SET graduate offering a six-week program for six people, focusing on building public speaking skills and confidence. If you enjoy a safe and encouraging small group environment, this program is for you!
The group starts January 26 and runs for six Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30. For more information and to reserve your space, visit: https://www.coachlisab.com/group.html
–The EDD’s Employment Tax Offices offer free state payroll tax seminars, either classroom-style or Web-based (Webinars). Both the classroom seminars and Webinars are designed to help employers comply with the State of California payroll tax laws. For a complete list of upcoming seminars, please click here
-If you have an announcement for inclusion in the next WEV newsletter, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 965-6073 x106 by the 28th of the month.
Women’s Economic Ventures
Santa Barbara County: 333 S. Salinas Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93103; 805-965-6073
New Ventura County location: 374 Poli Street, Suite 207, Ventura, CA, 93001; 805-667-8004