Your Business, Seen & Heard!
Between 2007 and 2012, according to preliminary data from the Survey of Business Owners, the number of businesses owned by women veterans increased by an astonishing 296 percent, to reach a total of 384,548 businesses, up from about 130,000. “The growth of veteran women entrepreneurship has been higher than any other segment of the entrepreneurship economy,” says Carla Harris, chair of the National Women’s Business Council. – source
A NEW Entrepreneur Incubator for Women Military & Veterans!
WOVEN LA (Women Veteran Entrepreneur Network of Los Angeles) is a unique program, in partnership with The Jonas Project and CAMEO (California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity) that serves women veteran entrepreneurs and their military spouses with training opportunities and access to capital for start-up and growth. Utilizing the proven Guided Business Plan method, participants will gain the tools to ensure their business is heard and understood.
As a CDFI (Community Development Financial Institution) we offer a pathway to capital via low interest, no collateral microloans as well as a zero-percent interest “crowdfunded” loan, for those that qualify. Our capital options are designed to help jump start your business as well as establish and build good credit.
Who can qualify?
All women & men who have served in the military and their military spouses. Please note that while the program is specifically tailored for women, all veterans of either sex are welcome to join!
What can I expect?
Expect to be inspired, challenged, and pushed. The GUIDED Business Plan curriculum takes the sting out of writing a business plan by turning ideas into practical tools to grow a business. Expect to learn best practices to guide you around the pitfalls of business ownership so you can get to your goals faster. This proven concept has been adopted in business development centers across the United State to inspire new and existing business owners to turn a few hours of writing into thousands of dollars of savings.
What is the format?
As an entrepreneur you will join other women military entrepreneurs in a workshop cohort setting. Our classes are comfortable, interactive, and essential.
- Four Saturday classes; 3.5 hours; 11 am – 2:30 pm
- Additional networking and guest speaking events
- One-on-one counseling (available complimentary for interested entrepreneur)
What material will be covered?
- Determine the need
- SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats)
- Market Demographics
- Marketing Strategy
- Social Platforms
- Profit Margin Focus
- Financial Statements
- and more!
What are the next steps?
- Set up a meeting, phone call, or email exchange to learn more, meet other women entrepreneurs, and decide if this program is a good fit for you!
To register, please click here!
Questions? Contact Hassan at hassan(at)risela.org