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 . . . .

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

Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative’s Next Virtual Meeting – April 14, 2021, 9am to noon

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. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every Month. 

April we take the time to recognize Month of the Military Child. Find out new updates regarding the VPAN, learn about our Military and Families Working Group drive thru event on April 24, and welcome back to Nate Graeser, Director of Veteran Initiatives at Southern California Grantmakers.

Register here

California Relief Grant – Webinar (FREE)

The NEW Women’s Business Center presents: New funding round details were recently announced for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. These efforts provide urgent relief for the small businesses of California, with four new rounds to address ongoing need depending on your qualifications. Funds will be awarded in amounts up to $25,000 to underserved micro- and small businesses throughout the state. Nonprofits would also be eligible for these grants.

Date: 3/16/21
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (PDT) 
Registration Deadline: 3/16/21 12:00 PM (PDT)
Fee: No Fee 

Point of Contact: emailInfo

Program Format: Online Meeting (Live)
Training Topics: COVID-19 Financing Capital

The Grant Program: – Eligibility Requirements, What the funding can be used for, the application, required documents.

Register here:

Starting a Business: What You Need to Know – Webinar Feb 19, 2021 – From SCORE LA

If you are thinking about starting a new business or have recently started one, this is a valuable workshop for you. Starting a Business: What You Need to Know cuts through the confusion and chaos of what you need to do and think about to start a business. 

In just 2 hours, you will gain a clear understanding of all the legal requirements for a start-up business, as well as actions that are simply smart to do. Some of the key topics covered include naming your business, licenses and taxes, insurance, financing sources, elements of a business plan, and marketing considerations.  You’ll also hear how SCORE can help you succeed in your new venture. Reserve your ($10.00) seat here

And check out SCORE Los Angeles for many more learning and support opportunities.