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

Military Crisis Line

Suicide Prevention Hotline, Chat & Text – Veterans Crisis Line

Welcome to the Military Crisis Line Home; Military Crisis Line Serving those who serve our country. The Military Crisis Line, text- messaging service, and online chat provide free VA support for all Service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, and all Veterans, even if they are not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.

Click here for more information Online at: www.veteranscrisisline.net