In This Issue: WEV En Espanol’s Self Employment Training begins March 25th, WEV Connects: The Psychology of the Solopreneur, WEV Gotta Blog: The Feminist is IN
Dear Friend of WEV,
Did you know that March is Women’s History month? We hope you celebrate by engaging in the WEV community. We’d love to see the WEV community make a special effort this month to shop at a WEV business, collaborate on promotions and celebrate each other on social media.
We’re especially proud of our CEO Marsha Bailey, for winning NAWBO Santa Barbara’s Innovator of the Year Bravo 2015 award! This month is for you, female entrepreneurs and advocates!
Enjoy this issue of WEV Got News!
-The WEV Staff
WEV en Espanol’s Self Employment Training Begins March 25th Do you have friends or clients that want to start or grow a business, but only speak Spanish or feel more comfortable learning in Spanish? Our Self-Employment Training Program in Spanish is beginning March 25th in Oxnard and late April in Santa Maria!
Click here to sign up for an orientation or contact Leticia at 805-456-2341.
WEV Connects: The Psychology of the Solopreneur! Our first WEV Connects event of 2015 will be held on Thursday, March 26th from 6-7:30 PM. Reconnect with the WEV community and enjoy (for the first time!) a business owner panel on The Psychology of the Solopreneur. Find support and inspiration at this FREE opportunity to meet like-minded businesspeople and hear about their experiences.
When: Thursday, March 26th from 6-7:30 PM Where: Workzones, Santa Barbara Cost: Free and open to the public
While not required, RSVPs are appreciated! Click here to view the event and here to share on Facebook!
WEV Gotta Blog: The Feminist is IN Did you see our CEO Marsha Bailey’s interview on KEYT?You can watch here and read more about Marsha’s take on equal pay and feminism.
In case you missed last week’s blog, click here to read adivce on maintaining the financial health of your business from Devon Johnson, WEV’s Director of Lending.
Use Lynda.com for Free With a Camarillo Library Card! Need to brush up your Excel skills? Looking to learn more about Quickbooks or Photoshop? You can now access 2,000 great video tutorials on the subjects above and many more for free at Lynda.com! You don’t need to be a resident of Camarillo to recieve a library card, just a government issued photo ID.
Already have a Camarillo library card? Get started today here!
March Ladies Luncheon Ladies Luncheon gathers women together for networking, socializing and to support one another. Join them as they meet, greet, eat and shop! When: Thursday, March 5th, 11:15 AM-1:15 PM Where: The Pierpont Inn & Spa, Ventura Cost: $27 for a sit-down luncheon buffet
Seating is limited. Click here for more information!
“California Competes” Tax Credit Workshop Join State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development for a free workshop helping businesses apply for income tax credit available from the state! Each fiscal year 25% of the available credits are reserved for small businesses!The next application period runs from March 9th to April 6th.
When: Friday, March 6th 1:00-2:00 PM Where: Ventura College Wright Event Center Cost: Free
Nominations for the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards Now Open Are you an outstanding female entrepreneur? Nominations are now open for the 5th annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards. To nominate yourself or a friend click here before Friday, March 20th.
Save the date for the event on Friday, May 8th!
Save the Date: NAWBO 2015 Bravo Awards Join Santa Barbara’s chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners in celebrating women of influence! We’re thrilled to see WEV CEO Marsha Bailey, as the winner of Innovator of the Year!
When: Thursday, March 12th, 11:30AM-2:00PM Where: University Club, Santa Barbara Cost: $55 for members, $65 for non-members
Simi Valley Free Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar Join the Internal Revenue Service and Employment Development Department for a free seminar covering California paryoll reporting requirements, electronic filing and more.
When: Thursday, March 26th, 3:30 PM Where: Job abnd Career Center, Simi Valley Cost: Free Click here to reserve your spot!
Last Chance for a 2015 Axxess Card!
2015 Axxess cards are now available for purchase from WEV! For every $30 card we sell, WEV receives $10 in Santa Barbara and the FULL $30 in Ventura. WEV provided Santa Barbara Axxess with a loan in its infancy to help print the books–talk about coming full circle! Order yours here!
Do You Shop At Lazy Acres? What if you didn’t have to change your habits or do anything extra for WEV to receive donations? Well, with the Escrip program at Lazy Acres Market in Santa Barbara that’s exactly what happens! Sign up for a Lazy Acres Market Community Card by filling out this form and bringing it in the next time you shop. For the form, the Group ID number is 500044536. Then a percentage of your purchase totals will be donated back to WEV. Questions? Call Hannah Tenpas, WEV Marketing and Development Coordinator at 805.456.2332 or email email@example.com
Support WEV Clients
Rocha Swim Needs Your Vote! WEV graduate Danielle Rocha of Rocha Swim needs your vote to help her win $25,000 from the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest!
Click here to vote and here to read about Danielle in Noozhawk!
Roberts Photography of Santa Barbara Grand Opening Soiree! WEV graduate, Ashly Othic of Roberts Photography of Santa Barbara is having a Grand Opening Soirre to with a good luck toast to celebrate her new location in the Funk Zone!
When: Tuesday, March 17th, 6:00-9:00 PM Where: 22 Anacapa Street, Unit E Cost: Free
Santa Barbara College Success Boot Camp Do you know a college-bound high school senior? WEV Graduate Paul Rivas is offering a “College Success Boot Camp” to help seniors prepare for the unique challenges college brings.
Click here to register or here for more information!
When: Monday and Tuesday, May 18th-19th, 5-8 PM Where: Santa Barbara Cost: $395
Eco AlterNATIVE tours: Indigenous Owned Business WEV Graduate Daniela Ramirez and her husband are raising funds through Kickstarter to help launch their unique tourism business! Indigenous owned, EcoNATIVE Tours helps to promote knowledge and respect for Tarahumara culture and its relationship to nature.
Wonder the Vegan Wolf: Celebrate Imperfection and Difference WEV Graduate Nina Salerno made her first Project Reject® from a plush toy she found discarded on the side of the road. Her pieces have sold at art shows and muesums all over Los Angeles. Nina has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to expand her products to include a more affordable line of unique plush toys to Project Reject.
WEV en Espanol’s Self Employment Traning Begins March 25th
WEV Connects: The Psychology of the Solopreneur
WEV Gotta Blog: The Feminist is IN
Use Lynda.com for Free with a Camarillo Library Card
March Ladies Luncheon
California Competes: Tax Credit Workshop
Nominations for the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Now Open
Save the Date:NAWBO-SB Bravo Awards
Simi Valley Free Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar
Welcome to the Funk Zone Ashly Othic!
Congratulations to WEV BPI graduate Ashly Othic of Roberts Photography for opening her new space in the Santa Barbara Funk Zone! Call 805-563-9000 to book an appointment in the new space.
Congratulations Lisa Amador!
February was a fasntastic month for Lisa Amador of Santa Barbara Matchmaking! Not only did she expand her team with fellow matchmaker Tami Finseth and three interns, but she also had two great articles on KEYT and celebrated her three year anniversary. Keep up the great work Lisa! Read her KEYT features here and here.
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WEV Client Business Directory
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.