We’re thrilled to report that Los Angeles and San Diego have held their first series of classes and are gearing up for more with the Inland Empire chiming in!
Rise Financial Pathways in Los Angeles has a long-term commitment to serve veterans. Three people from their first class are now working on their businesses in the RISE facility. Microloans will be available to everyone that completes the 4-6 week training and follow-up sessions, compiles their business plan, and applies. Forescee Hogan-Rowles, President and CEO of Rise, recently announced a new grant from Bank of America to support their WOVEN work.
This new Micro Business Program is particularly exciting as it has a specially designed curriculum and support system for Women Veterans and their spouses, utilizing proven training, small business planning and micro-lending success models.
The next WOVEN LA business plan classes starts later this month at RISE Financial Pathways. Download a WOVEN LA Flyer. You can also RSVP to attend an orientation on July 14 at 5:30pm.
The San Diego Small Business Development Center convened a small group of women veterans in April and May that included: an e-commerce jewelry business, a breast feeding consultant, a body butter business (say that three times fast ;), and a consulting business. For their next class, they are expanding their syllabus and beefing up their program to make it a richer experience for participants. Register for WOVEN San Diego starts on July 27 at the San Diego SBDC. Download a WOVEN San Diego Flyer .
And last, but definitely not least! The Inland Empire Women’s Business Center hosts it’s first workshop with the amazing Eldona Lewis Fernandez on August 25-26. Think Like A Negotiator is a highly-charged, content-packed presentation in which Eldonna shows you how to find more power, negotiate better deals and create win-win results. You will be energized, empowered and educated to be a better negotiator and understand the art and language of negotiation.
If you know other women veterans who hail from elsewhere, contact The Jonas Project. They can refer you to the appropriate resources.