The popular WOVEN LA (Women Veteran Entrepreneur Network) program returns for its second round, starting the first week of September. Participants can expect to be connected to a myriad of small business and social services resources, in addition to in-class training, guest speakers, and networking events.
First begins Saturday, September 3rd from 10 am to 2 pm. Follow the link to register.
We had such a great discussion that we decided to add a part two! This time around we’ll be building a sample website together. If you have a laptop, please feel free to bring it! We have free wifi for you to use during the session. Last session we looked at real-world examples of how entrepreneurs are using Wix, Instagram, Facebook Pages, Twitter, Tumblr and other platforms as an alternative to the “traditional” website platforms. The second session will delve into one web platform followed by an in-class demonstration of building a homepage from scratch!
Hassan leads a free workshop on the basics and fundamentals of building a website for your micro business. Discussion topics include:
- SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
- HTML…CSS…and “Do I need to know how to code?”
- What are the best platforms to use?
- What’s a domain, a host, and a landing page?
- How much should I expect to pay?
- and more…
Small Business Resource Expo 2016
You are cordially invited to attend this no-cost Small Business Resource Expo where you can connect with organizations (we’ll be there!) that assist small business owners. The Expo Hall is open all afternoon and you can sign-up to attend the Financing Basics Workshop.
Connect with nonprofit & government agencies specializing in small business resources such as:
- Technical Assistance & Training
- Business Plan Development
JUNE 22, 2016
12 noon to 4:00 pm
1:00 pm Financing Basics in English
2:30 pm Financing Basics in Spanish
3201 Riverside Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027 (free parking)
Lunchtime food trucks!
2016 Grant to Serve Military Women Veterans
Los Angeles, CA., June 14, 2016: Bank of America, one of the nation’s largest banks, has awarded a $15,000 Workforce Development Grant to RISE Financial Pathways, a local South Los Angeles based non-profit serving underserved communities in Los Angeles County for nearly 25 years. RISE Financial Pathways introduced a new ground-breaking program for Military Women Veterans in January 2016, a severely underserved population. The grant will support RISE Financial Pathways new Micro Loan and Training program for Women Veterans—WOVEN-LA—Women Veterans Entrepreneur Network-Los Angeles. A program specifically for Women Veterans and their spouses that want to start or expand their own small business.
“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” said Forescee Hogan-Rowles, CEO, RISE Financial Pathways.
The Micro Business Program will offer both “hands-on” classroom style training and Microloans. Microloans will be available to everyone that completes the 4-6 week training and follow-up sessions, compiles their business plan, and apply. The process is simple, but important. The Participants will find the process to be encouraging, supportive and sensitive to the needs of budding and seasoned entrepreneurs.
Bank of America is a Founding Member of RISE Financial Pathways, formerly Community Financial Resource Center (CFRC) and have been partnering on community development programs since 1993. For more information about this program and other programs available at RISE Financial Pathways, please call the offices at 323-233-1900 or visit the website at http://www.RISELA.org.