In this issue: WEV Open House Today in Santa Maria, Join WEV CEO and Founder Marsha Bailey Today on Twitter, WEV Connects: The Psychology of the Solopreneur, WEV Gotta Blog: WEV Clients Mastering the “Master Mind”
Dear Friend of WEV,
Can you believe the first day of Spring is this Friday? Spring holds a variety of new beginnings and WEV is no exception. We’re thrilled to have a new staff member, Guillermo Chavez, and a new office space in Santa Maria. We’re looking forward to expanding the WEV community in coming months and hope you’ll join us for the open house in Santa Maria later this afternoon!
Enjoy this issue of WEV Got News!
-The WEV Staff
WEV Open House Today in Santa Maria The WEV staff has grown! Come celebrate and help us welcome our new location and our new Program Coordinator, Guillermo Chavez. Guillermo will be working to grow and provide support for the WEV community in Santa Maria.
Light bites will be provided by WEV clients Gelacio Lopez, owner of Taqueria Guerrero, and Aureliano Lopez, owner of Tacos El Tizo.
Where: MIYB Spaces, 429 E. Main Street, Santa Maria When: Today, March 18th, 4-6 PM Cost: Free
Join WEV CEO and Founder Marsha Bailey Today on Twitter We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in a Q and A session hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Marsha will be lending her expertise alongside Google for Small Businesses, the National Women Business Owners Cooperation, SCORE and others.
Join us on Twitter live today from 12 to 1 PM or catch up on the conversation later by checking out the chat hashtag #SBAchat!
WEV Connects: The Psychology of the Solopreneur! Don’t miss our first WEV Connects event of 2015! 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.
Two Opportunities to Attend:
Santa Barbara When: Thursday, March 26th from 6-7:30 PM Where: Workzones, Santa Barbara RSVP: Requested, not required. Click here!
Ventura When: Thursday, April 9th from 6-7:30 PM Where: Spicetopia, Ventura RSVP: Requested, not required.Click here! Both events are free and open to the public.
WEV Gotta Blog: WEV Clients Mastering the “Master Mind” Master Mind groupsplay an important role in both Thrive In Five® and our Self Employment Training (SET) classes. Don’t miss our latest blog post with WEV clients, Kathy Wertheim, Emily Barany, and Mikel Brown giving their takeaways from their Master Mind groups.
In case you missed last week’s blog, click here to read tips from WEV Program Manager, Leah Gonzales on establishing and maintaining an effective Master Mind group.
Employee or Independent Contractor Seminar Do you know the difference between an employee and an independent contractor? Don’t miss out on this free seminar covering the basics of filing payroll taxes and common independent contractor misconceptions.
When: Thursday, March 19th, 9 AM – 12 PM Where: America’s Job Center, Santa Barbara Cost: Free
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 receive a library card, just a government issued photo ID.
Already have a Camarillo library card? Get started today here!
Free Seminar on Creating High Performance Organizations Intrigued by the idea of creating high performance organizations through engaged employees, but aren’t sure you want to invest in training without knowing more? Well here’s your chance! Karen Boublis and Harriet Cohen will be offering a one hour seminar as an introduction. You’ll leave the session with tools to start your process.
When: Thursday, March 19th,12 PM and Tuesday, March 24th, 8 AM Where: Greater Conejo Chamber, 600 Hampshire Rd, Thousand Oaks Cost: Free
Employment Law Lunch & Learn: The 10 Most Common Errors in Employee Handbooks Errors in your employee handbooks can be costly in more ways than one. Join Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P for a free lunch presentation highlighting the most common mistakes and ways to be proactive in avoiding them.
When: Wednesday, March 25th, 12-1 PM Where: Sumo Japanese Restaurant, Camarillo Cost: Free
Seating is limited, to register or for more information click here.
Simi Valley Free Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar Join the Internal Revenue Service and Employment Development Department for a free seminar covering California payroll reporting requirements, electronic filing and more.
When: Thursday, March 26th, 3:30 PM Where: Job and Career Center, Simi Valley Cost: Free Click here to reserve your spot!
April Ladies Luncheon featuring WEV Ladies Luncheon gathers women together for networking, socializing and to support one another. We’re proud to be sponsoring the April Ladies Luncheon and hope you’ll join to spread the word about WEV.
When: Thursday, April 2nd, 11:15 AM-1:15 PM Where: Pierpont Inn & Spa, Ventura Cost: $27 (includes a lunch buffet)
Student Financial Literacy Workshop Please join the office of Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin in association with the CSUCI campus and the California Association of CPAs for a student financial literacy workshop at CSUCI.
When: Wednesday, April 8th, 6-7:30 PM Where: CSUCI One University Drive, Camarillo, CA Cost: Free
For more information, please reach out to Jordan Wispell at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Support WEV Clients
Support Amy Isabella Chalker and Isabella Gourmet Foods Amy Chalker of Isabella Gourmet Foods needs your help to purchase a new freezer! Check out Amy’s Indiegogo campaign here and consider donating. The new freezer would give Amy more room to sell local frozen favorites!
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!
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
March 18th, 2015
In This Issue
WEV Open House Today in Santa Maria
Join WEV CEO and Founder Marsha Bailey Today on Twitter
WEV Connects: The Psychology of the Solopreneur
WEV Gotta Blog: WEV Clients Mastering the “Master Mind”
Employee or Independent Contractor Seminar
Use Lynda.com for Free with a Camarillo Library Card
Nominations for the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Closing Friday
Free Seminar on Creating High Performance Organizations
Employment Law Lunch & Learn “The 10 Most Common Errors in Employee Handbooks”
Simi Valley Free Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar
April Ladies Luncheon Featuring WEV
Student Financial Literacy Workshop
Congratulations Ashley Pope!
Ashley will be recieving the BRAVO 2015 Young Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award this Friday. You can purchase tickets to the BRAVO Awards in Ventura here.
If you’ve got something for sale or rent – or a special deal to share with the WEV community – email email@example.com.
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.