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2011 Women’s Festival This Week! As a co-founding partner of the Women’s Festival in Santa Barbara, WEV is proud to announce the 2011 Women’s Festival to be held March 4-5th at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara! General admission is $25, or better yet, make a donation to WEV and get a FREE ticket to attend!
Lock in Low WEV Rates
Take Advantage of WEV’s Incredibly Low Consulting & Membership Rates
If you’ve considered joining WEV’s annual membership, WEV Got Business, now is the time to act. Starting April 1st, rates will increase from $100 to $125.
The membership provides clients with a host of benefits including:
Consulting sessions are sold in 3-hour blocks for $120 for WEV Got Business members (will increase to $150 after April 1st) or $150 for non-members (will increase to $180 after April 1st).
Need some support since you’ve graduated? Or additional guidance on a big decision? Consulting can give you just that.
Client of the Month
Twyla Monti, SET Graduate
Twyla K, in Westlake Village, is the place to shop for the hottest brands, up-and-coming designers, to-die-for swimwear and luscious lingerie. How does owner and WEV graduate, Twyla Monti do it? Read more about her story and the growth of her new store. You’ll learn what business practices she can’t live without, and you might just be inspired to take the leap yourself!
New Artist in Santa Barbara
Rachel Thurston, SET Graduate
R.S. Thurston is a travel, food and fine art portrait photographer whose stunning work is now gracing the walls of our Santa Barbara WEV office. Read more about Thurston; view her work online; or stop by the office to see her thought-provoking images firsthand.
Get Started with Government Contracting
Need a client with the ability to pay? How about a solid, long-lasting contract? Have you considered contracting with the government?
The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract Program allows contracting officers to set aside specific federal contracts for certified women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs). Click here for more information.
If your family earned less than $49,000 in 2010, you are eligible for FREE tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. United Way of Northern Santa Barbara County and the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara each administer the VITA program in their respective areas within Santa Barbara County.
Santa Maria/Lompoc: Call 805.922.0329 x103 for an appointment
Solvang: Call 805.686.0295 for an appointment
Santa Barbara: Two locations open with walk-ins welcome; 1st come, 1st served. View flyer for Santa Barbara in English or Spanish.
I-9 Employer Guidelines
Have employees? Are you collecting the proper information required by law?
Form I-9 helps employers to verify individuals who are authorized to work in the United States. You, as an employer, must complete a Form I-9 for every new employee you hire. A helpful handbook has been compiled that provides guidance on how to properly complete Form I-9 and answers frequently asked questions about the law as it relates to Form I-9.
Pacific Coast Business Times Recognizes WEV Clients
Jean-Michel and Jill-Marie Carré of Chocolats du Cali Bressan in Carpenteria and Zdena Jiroutova of Z Folio Gallery in Solvang and Monterey were recipients of the ‘Family Business and Closely Held Company Awards.’
Their incredible stories were recorded in articles in the Pacific Coast Business Times (see Chocolats and Gallery), and their achievements were recognized at a breakfast held in Ventura on March 1st.
Have an achievement to share?
Let us know! At WEV, our goal is your success. Help us highlight your achievements. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by the 25th of the month with client achievements or announcements!
WEV Got Business Start or renew your WEV Got Business membership today before prices increase from $100 to $125 on April 1st!
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