Dear Friend of WEV,
November is here already and the busyness of the holiday season is already upon many of us. WEV works to support you and your business in any way we can. If you haven’t already, we recommend checking out Thrive in Five®, and the Loan Program to see if one or both might be a good fit for you and your business. An extra set of eyes on your business goals or the ability to hire a new employee might be just what you and your business need to get hrough the holiday season. Enjoy this issue of WEV Got News!
We weren’t born with behaviours and attitudes related to money – they were learned or shaped along the way! Many times, the way we view and handle money in our personal lives transfers to our business. Those who enroll in SET before November 20th will be eligible to attend WEV’s Plan for Success: Financial Fluency workshop taught by Gabriela Santana from the Ventura County Community Development Corporation in early December. Attend an orientation soon so you don’t miss this opportunity to learn about budgeting and achieving financial goals!
Are you on LinkedIn? Click here to check out and follow WEV’s company page. We’ll be using LinkedIn to post advice from our knowledgeable staff and noteworthy press that WEV and WEV clients receive. LinkedIn is a great platform to connect with your professional contacts!
WEV Client Profile: Laura Dunbar Laura Dunbar, owner and founder of The Madison Method was inspired to start her company in 2009 because she felt there were few options for the homeowner to engage design, as well as building, in their remodel or addition project. Laura collaborated with other WEV clients when she was getting her company off the ground. Cory Pironti of Dandyline Designs helped with website design and Emily Barany of Emily Barany Consulting assisted with company development.
Client Photographers Needed! WEV needs your help to professionally photograph clients for our marketing materials. 1-2 WEV client photographers will be selected to photograph up to five clients each, and will be paid a small stipend. The photographer must provide their own transportation, be available for up to five shoots in January of 2016, and to retouch up to 10-20 selected photographs per client.
If interested, please apply by December 1st and send examples of your work to Hannah Tenpas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eat, Meet & Greet at Ladies Luncheon!
Join the Ladies Luncheon for a great lunch at the Wyndham Garden Pierpont Inn in Ventura and to network with other like-minded business women in the area.
When: Thursday, November 5th, 11:15 AM – 1:00 PM Where: The Wyndham Garden Pierpont Inn, Ventura Cost: $27
Registration is now closed, but walk-ins are welcome.
Coloring Party For Grown Ups
Women are coloring again as a way to relief stress. Dos Hermanas Publishing founded by two Ventura Sisters is hosting a coloring book party at Studio 1880. The sisters are local artists and have illustrated two coloring books. This is a free networking opportunity. Ages 14 and up please.
When: Saturday, November 7th, 4:00-6:00 PM Where: Studio 1800, 1880 E Main Street, Ventura Cost: Free
For more information, check out www.ColorMiVida.com or send an email to rain@ColorMiVida.com.
VCPWN Progressive Networking and Silent Auction Event
It’s time for the VCPWN fall/holiday silent auction fundraiser, where you can bid on gifts for friends, family, or maybe even something sparkly for yourself! In conjunction, they’ll have their popular progressive networking dinner, giving you an opportunity to meet more members face to face and chat about yourself and your business!
When: Thursday, November 12th, 5:30-8:15 PM Where: Wedgewood Banquet Center, Ventura Cost: $28.00
For more information or purchase a ticket, click here.
Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar
Need help navigating your payroll taxes? Join EDD for a free seminar covering payroll requirements, independent contractor requirements, electronic filing, payment options and more.
When: Tuesday, November 17th, 9:00 AM-3:30 PM Where: America’s Job Center of California, San Luis Obispo Cost: Free
For more information, click here or call 866-873-6086.
Windows 10 Tips & Tricks Dive right into some of Windows 10’s coolest new features with these tips for the Start Menu, Cortana, Virtual Desktops and more. Make your business devices produce for you by learning how to get the most from Microsoft’s newest operating system. When: Tuesday, November 17th, 8:00-10:00 AM Where: City of Camarillo Public Library, Camarillo Cost: Free
NAWBO-VC Monthly Speaker Series
Don’t miss NAWBO-VC’s outstanding speaker and topic this month! Register today for ‘Keys to Playing the Board Game: How Serving on Company Boards Can Boost Your Success’.
Networking begins at 5:30. Attendees that bring a $25 gift for the drawing will have 30 seconds to share about themselves and their business.
For more information or to purchase your ticket, click here.
Employment Law Presentation: “Lunch N Learn”
Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P. is hosting an employment law Lunch N Learn presentation, on the topic of “Employees vs. Independent Contractors: What’s the Big Deal.” Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P. attorneys, Roy Schneider and Ted Schneider, will discuss employment issues including the most current law regarding the difference between employees and independent contractors, misconceptions, and the risks of misclassifying.
When: Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 12:00-1:30 PM Where: Courtyard by Marriott, Oxnard Cost: Free
Lunch will be provided and reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. To register or for more information, click here.
Impact Hub Santa Barbara Coming Soon!
Impact Hub Santa Barbara is a shared community workspace, event venue, and innovation lab that will empower entrepreneurs and changemakers to collaborate on purpose-driven ventures that strengthen our local economy and create a positive change in the world.
You can read more about Impact Hub Santa Barbara here and donate to their crowdsourcing campaign here.
Strategies for Running a Successful Restaurant (in Spanish only) Restaurants are constantly opening and closing due to lack of proper planning. Chef Pilar Sanchez will share tips to help you create a strategy for building your menu, setting prices, choosing vendors, meeting health requirements, managing employees, analyzing sales, leasing a space and more. Presented by WEV en Español and SCORE Hispanic.
When: Thursday, November 19th, 7:00-8:00 AM Where: Oxnard Heritage Cultural Center, 141 W. Fifth St., 2nd Floor, Suite E, Oxnard Cost: Free, pre-registration required
For more information or to register please click here or contact Leticia Sandoval at (805) 456-2341.
Leveraging Project Management to Deliver Value
Proficient project management is a prerequisite to managing change and growth at all levels. This presentation will illustrate how successful and effective implementation of project management employs specific skills. Agile Coach and Project Management Trainer Hasnain Rizvi, will outline how project management provides a structured and organized way to foster innovation.
When: Tuesday, December 1st, 6:00-8:00 PM Where: Camarillo Public Library, Camarillo Cost: Free
Santa Barbara and Ventura 2016 Axxess cards are now available through WEV’s offices! For every $30 card purchased, WEV receives $10. 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
Prepare for Year End Special
Jean Vaughan, SET graduate and owner of The Accounting Matrix Inc brings her 25+ years of experience and expertise in accounting and human resources to small business owners in and around Ventura County. Jean is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor specializing in QuickBooks installation, setup, training and consulting.In November and December, any WEV participant or graduate that needs help with QuickBooks or other bookkeeping to prepare end of year financials can get a free consultation and be eligible for $50 off services.
For more information, or to set up your free consultation, contact Jean at email@example.com.
Resurrections Designs and Antique Adventures WEV Discount Resurrections Designs and Antique Adventures are now offering all WEV graduates 15% off all purchases made on their unique home furnishings. Resurrections is also offering a free desk caddie with any desk and chair combo purchase. Desk caddie prices range from $25-$65. Wear your signature WEV pin to receive this discount.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Portraiture Promotion
WEV graduate, Lindsey Baumsteiger is offering discounted portraiture sessions. Take a look at Lindsey’s work here, and call her at 805-390-0531 or email her at email@example.com to book your appointment.
Iris Magaña Fashion Creator at the Santa Clarita Swapmeet!
WEV en Español graduate, Iris Magaña, launched her hand-made jewelry business, “Iris Gisell Fashion Creator,” this August! Iris creates one-of-a-kind necklaces and earrings using sterling silver and precious gemstones. She also sells handbags and scented lotions.
She can be found every Sunday at the Santa Clarita Swapmeet at 22500 Soledad Canyon in Saugus, Space G-39. You can also reach her at (805) 218-5157 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a private showing or to request a custom-made piece.
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.