July 26, 2011 In this issue: “WEV Connects”, Coaching, Interview With WEV’s CEO, Free Orientations, Spread the Word!, Client of the Month, SBA Web Chat, FREE Marketing Assistance, Public Speaking Group Coaching
Our clients are always making headlines. Check out this issue’s “Client Achievements” section for the latest news and some extra encouragement! And as usual, we have a wealth of useful programs and resources for you and your business.
Since 2007, WEV has partnered with the Hudson Institute to provide entrepreneurial coaching to our clients. The Hudson Institute trains professionals in how to sustain resilience, future vision, and renewal within themselves and the environments in which they live and work.
By joining WEV Got Business, you can benefit from 10 free hours of coaching. If you’re already a member, but haven’t yet taken advantage of your coaching hours – or if you’re ready to join – do it today! Here’s what a recent coachee said about her experience:
“I had an absolutely amazing business coach! My experience with him was 100% positive and I found him to be sharp, solutions oriented, an excellent listener, and highly skilled in helping me with professional development. WEV helped me tremendously during a time of business transition. I received business coaching services that helped me with skills as a leader, identifying my professional strengths, and supporting me in making tough business decisions. Thank you for everything you’ve done!”
WEV’s CEO Interviewed on WomensRadio
Click here to listen to an interview with WEV’s CEO and Founder Marsha Bailey on “Socially Conscious Investing”, hosted by Robin Eschler on the WomensRadio network.
Free Orientations Happening Now
WEV’s 14-week flagship program, the Self-Employment Training (SET) course, begins the week of Labor Day (Sept. 5), and our 6-week Business Plan Intensive (BPI) course begins the week of Sept. 19th. If you or someone you know would like more information about these programs, sign up for one of the free 1-hour orientations happening throughout the months of July and August.
Help Us Spread the Word!
Tell the community about WEV and our programs by sharing your experience with your friends, colleagues, your grocer, banker, on Facebook, etc. And please let us know if you’d like a handful of our new brochures, or if there’s an outreach event we should attend.
Client of the Month – July
Halfway through the SET course, Cory Yniguez gave her two weeks’ notice and never looked back! She began Dandyline Designs and had soon designed WEV’s Thrive in Five logo, as well as logos for over ten of WEV’s clients!Read more.
Free Web Chat on How to Grow Your Home-Based Business
Find out how companies like Apple Computer, Mary Kay Cosmetics and Hershey’s grew from home-based businesses into successful major enterprises.On Thursday, July 28th from 1-2 pm (ET), the US Small Business Administration will be offering a free web chat with host Boyd Wright. More info.
Double Your Qualified Leads in the Next 3 to 5 Months…for FREE!
The Word Chef Test Kitchen seeks participants for an online marketing study. More info.
Build Public Speaking Confidence With Group Coaching
If you wanted to sign up for public speaking group coaching, but the June dates didn’t work for you, here’s good news! Santa Barbara’s only public speaking group coaching program has been rescheduled for August 9 – September 13, six Tuesdays, from 6:15-7:30 p.m. (Space is limited, so sign up asap!) More info.
On July 9th, Shine Blow Dry Bar, co-owned by SET Graduate, Lisa Gaede, officially opened for business in Montecito! The salon specializes in shampoos and blowouts for one affordable price. Shine – where salon meets simple.
Little Birdy Lane Opens in Ventura
It’s only been 3 months since Lupe Lane graduated from SET, but the doors to her adorable kids and maternity consignment boutique in downtown Ventura are open. Check out Little Birdy Lane at 654 E. Main Street and like them on Facebook!
Pure Light Photography in Company Spotlight
Congrats to SET graduate Vinit Satyavrata of Pure Light Photography for the fantastic write-up in the Ventura County Star’s Company Spotlight this month. Well deserved coverage for an artist who’s talented in so many types of photography!
Best of VC Marketplace Featured in VC Star
SET Graduate, Talia Wunder’s Santa Paula marketplace is all the buzz these days for its ‘Shop Local’ focus. Check out the extensive coverage in the VC Star and stop by her store for unique gifts and tasty treats.