LA Veterans Collaborative Next Meeting June 9, 2021

Online Event: June 9, 2021, 0900 – 1200PM

The month of June holds much significance for so many diverse members of our veteran community. Together we can recognize Pride Month where LGBT+ members of our LA community can go and be open about their sexual orientation without fear of arrest. We can acknowledge PTSD Awareness Month and let our veteran community know that treatments are available for them and can lead to a better quality of life.  We also honor Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Daywhere we commemorate the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. Join us in our discussion of Equity and Inclusion and be part of the change we want to see in our community. What affects one of us, affects all of us. 

Be sure to RSVP by clicking this registration link

LA’s Forest Lawn’s Memorial Day Remembrance: On Facebook Live, starting at 10am May 31, 2021

“On Monday, May 31, 2021 at 10:00 AM, the celebration will honor the sacrifices and strength of the members of the United States military with a moving keynote address, presidential proclamation, invocation, color guard, patriotic music, and more. 

“Set in the spectacular Forest Lawn—Hollywood Hills, this poignant event commemorates and honors the bravery of United States Military veterans and those who gave their lives for their country. 

“Emcees Michael Ellington, along with Lora Anderson and Hovsep Hajibekyan of Forest Lawn, will introduce keynote speakers United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Jennifer Burghdorf and her husband, Major Andy Burghdorf, as well as patriotic music performances by Los Angeles Police Concert Band, TONALITY youth choir, and soloists Charles Lane, Alannah Garnier, and classical guitarist Gabriel Deutsch; an invocation by Monsignor Frank Hicks; the posting of colors by Walter Salvari, BMC Drum Corps; and patriotic spoken words by members of the U.S. Military. . . . click here for more information and link to online event

Women Small Business Owners: Free Webinar, PPP Loan Forgiveness – June 3, 2021

PPP Payroll Protection Plan Forgiveness- Loans of 150K or Less . Sponsored by New Women’s Business Center

Date: 6/06/21Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (PST) Free
Learn how to properly complete your PPP forgiveness application so you can gain as much free money as possible. We will also discuss changes to the use of the funds for the second round draws.

Register here at New Woman’s Businesshttps://neworg.ecenterdirect.com/events/1018708


Webinar: Inexpensive Ways to Market Your Business, May 20, 2021, 1-3pm

Presented by SBA/Score Los Angeles

Marketing is key to gaining customers and bringing in sales. It is something every small business owner needs to know how to do effectively, which makes this workshop highly relevant for all. Inexpensive Ways to Market Your Business gives you 20 proven options successful to promote and market your business, as well as bust some marketing myths that might be keeping you from success. You’ll gain an understanding of the importance of branding and its role in defining your target audience(s) and hear in detail how to easily improve your marketing path.

A Sampling of What You’ll Learn:
• How to get seen in the public and in the press without spending a penny
• The marketing advantage 9 out of 10 Website designers have no IDEA how to implement for you
• How to inexpensively use online ads to bring business to your front door
• How to generate WAY more word-of-mouth advertising

Fee: $20 – Click to Register Here

Upcoming SBA Online Seminar: Pathways to Entrepreneurship 5-17-21

Pathways to Entrepreneurship Seminar May 17th | 11am-12pm ONLINE

Have you ever wondered if business ownership was right for you but didn’t know how to start? Join us to learn about entrepreneurship in 2021

• What types of businesses and industries are doing well during Covid?
• What are the traits of successful entrepreneurs?
• What are the four ways to start your own business? Pros vs Cons
• How much do businesses cost and where do I get the capital to start one?
• How much can I expect to make?
• What free resources are available to me to help me to get more information?

Register Here


News from LAVC Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative

May is:National Military Appreciation Month,  Mental Health Awareness Month , andd Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

The new backbone organization for the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative is Southern California Grantmakers. We are grateful to the wonderful team at USC’s Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families (CIR) who have hosted the LAVC for over 10 years! Their contribution to our veteran community has been monumental in its effort for collective impact. We are grateful to the wonderful team at USC’s Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families (CIR) who have hosted the LAVC for over 10 years! Their contribution to our veteran community has been monumental in its effort for collective impact.

The Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative (LAVC) is a structured network of public, private, and government agencies from across multiple sectors working together to improve the lives of veterans, service members, and military families in Los Angeles County. Our mission is achieved by strategically coordinating and improving veteran access to services, reducing barriers to care, and influencing policy to improve the lives of veterans and their families. 

SBA Webinar: Marketing Plan 101 – Create Your Roadmap To Success, May 7, 2021 at 1pm

The Los Angeles Small Business Administration provides many low cost and free business webinars for small and independent businesses like yours! It also has experienced mentors to advise you. Check out all the webinars available to you at their website here.

Marketing 101 Webinar Overview:

Are you overwhelmed by all the choices for marketing your business? Not sure where your time and money would be well spent? Are you just following what everyone else is doing and hope it works for you too? If this is you…then it sounds like you may need a marketing plan! Without a plan in place, you could potentially waste thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours trying to grow your business.

A well-executed marketing plan will help you:

  • Define your business with SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threat)
  • Define your target audience with buyer personas
  • Develop a budget
  • Define your brand with proper visuals and messaging
  • Determine your best marketing channels for educating your customers, generating leads, and developing brand awareness

Register for the Marketing Webinar scheduled for May 7, 2021 at 1pm here, and find more information about this workshop.


May is National Military Appreciation Month And Mental Health Awareness Month!


The Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative (LAVC) is a structured network of public, private, and government agencies from across multiple sectors working together to improve the lives of veterans, service members, and military families in Los Angeles County. We meet on the SECOND Wednesday of every month. We look forward to collaborating with you!

The next Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative virtual meeting will be May 12, 2021. Click here to register . . . .

New Women’s Business Center – California Relief Grant Program Webinar, April 15 5:30pm PDT

California Relief GrantDate: 4/15/21Time: 5:30 – 6:30Registration Deadline: 4/15/21, 5:30 PMFee: No Fee
Description: The Grant Program: – Eligibility Requirements, What the funding can be used for, the application, required documents. Register here.

Point of Contact: Irene Vazquez

New Economics for Women – Women’s Business Center | 7500 Alabama Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91303