The Small Business Administration and Center for Women’s Business Research estimate that there are over 10 million women-owned business in the United States. If you have already started your business or are considering self-employment, WEV can support you to achieve business success.
WEV’s 14-week Self-Employment Training (SET) course teaches the A-Z of running a small business. Graduates walk away with a complete business plan and a network of support as they start/grow their business. Attendance of a free, 1-hour orientation is required to enroll – Sign up today!
Going in to its third season, WEV’s newest course boasts 100% business plan completion rates! WEV’s 6-week Business Plan Intensive (BPI) is a rigorous course designed to quickly and efficiently help you update or create a business plan. BPI was created specifically for the business professional who is currently in business, has owned a business, or who has work experience and/or an upper-level educational background. For more information, call instructor Tea Silvestre at (805) 667-8004.
Want to achieve $1,000,000 in sales next year? Envisioning a chain of YOUR stores in California, or even nationally? For past WEV graduates or loan clients needing long-term, individualized support to achieve specific results in your business, WEV has created Thrive in Five™. Clients join the program for a minimum of 1 year to reach business goals set with WEV staff. You can count on a combination of one-on-one assessments, consulting, webinars and coaching calls to help you and your business THRIVE. Contact Tea Silvestre at (805) 667-8004 or email@example.com or Devon Johnson at (805) 965-6073 or firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for the program.
WATC Follow Up
Many thanks to the hundreds of people who attended and enjoyed WEV’s Women and the City event in downtown Ventura on May 28th. Proceeds from “Women and the City” benefitted WEV’s Ventura County Self-Employment Training programs, helping women (and men) access vital self-employment training programs and business capital. Everyone looked so glamorous, it truly made the event one-of-a-kind! The event was made possible by leading “Diva” Sponsor, Fashion Forms and “Fashionista” Sponsors Venoco, Inc. and Aqua Lounge/Crowne Plaza Hotel.
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In WEV’s Santa Barbara office: Maria Oliva Carreras
Originally from Argentina, Maria Jose Oliva Carreras is an independent photographer and documentary filmmaker based in Santa Barbara, California since 1998. Read more
Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business is making it possible for working professionals in SB to earn an MBA in just two years through evening classes taught in downtown SB by Cal Poly faculty.
“The Orfalea MBA program is an intensive, hands-on learning experience that exemplifies Cal Poly’s learn-by-doing tradition,” stated Dave Christy, Dean of the Orfalea College of Business. “It’s a unique opportunity for working professionals in Santa Barbara to receive an MBA from our outstanding faculty who are committed to their success.”
The clock is ticking; applications for the Fall semester are due August 1st. For course descriptions and application materials, visit www.mba.calpoly.edu/santabarbara or call (805) 756-2637.
Tax Benefits for Employers
Thinking of expanding your business with a new employee? Two new tax benefits are available to employers who hire certain previously unemployed workers. Learn more about the HIRE Act payroll tax exemption and retention income tax credit, including:
Who qualifies as an eligible individual
What businesses may claim HIRE benefits
How business can claim HIRE benefits
Santa Barbara 333 S. Salinas St., Santa Barbara, 93103 805.965.6073
Ventura 374 Poli St., Suite 207, Ventura, 93001 805.667.8004
On June 19th, owner and WEV grad Twyla Monti, opened the doors of her clothing and lingerie boutique “for the body and soul.” The store, Twyla K, is located in Westlake Village. Check it out! www.twylak.com
Jana’s Creative Cakes on TLC
Watch WEV grad, Jana Heredia, compete for a chance to create a wedding cake for one lucky couple on Battle of the Wedding Designers!
Tune in to see her black and white “Aloha Wedding Bells” cake with a modern aloha feel.
When: Friday, July 9th -10pm Time Warner Chan. 70 or 437 -7pm and 9pm Direct TV Chan. 280
HP Color LaserJet 2605 Printer, $108 Great deal on high quality color printing. Single cartridge needs replacement. Contact: 570-2692
Beautiful Healing Space Aug/partial July, $500 inclusive Ideal for intimate workshops, massage therapist, acupuncturist. Receive clients short-term or test out the entrepreneurial waters.Chapala St., downtown Santa Barbara Contact: 570-2692 www.samaAyurveda.com/501
Shared Work Space For cheap or trade. Want to move your business out of your guest room? Would love to share with an energetic person especially in a creative/arts/green/design business. Possibility of outdoor space available too. Contact: 648-6766 www.rtclandscape.com
At WEV, our goal is your success – and we want to highlight our clients’ achievements! Please email email@example.com by the 28th of the month with any special client achievements or announcements, such as opening your business or press coverage you’ve received.