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3 Reasons Why Accounting Software Works for Small Businesses

Posted on 12/2/2021 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

In this month's business byte, Assistant Office Administrator Dina Maldonado talks about how accounting software can help small businesses with easy recordkeeping. She offers three reasons why business owners should put down the pencil & paper and move to a computer-based accounting system.

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A Moment with our EDTP Graduate Asa Bell of Ase to the Rescue

Posted on 11/23/2021 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Asa Bell is the owner and operator of Ase to the Rescue which offers handmade health and beauty products including Black Seed and Burdock Root Capsules, Sea Moss, Rose Oil and Rose Water. Asa Bell is a graduate of LAEDA’s Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP). We had a chance to sit down with her to ask about her experience with entrepreneurship and LAEDA's training program.

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Creative Marketing Strategies From Our Alumni Showcase Event

Posted on 11/22/2021 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

LAEDA held an event called Creative Marketing Strategies where graduates from LAEDA’s nine-week Entrepreneurial Development Training Program and Women Business Academy came together along with other participants to not only network and share their business experiences but also to learn more about marketing including how to reach out to more customers, how to create a brand their company, and other marketing resources/ tools to expand their businesses. The event included several alumni panelists: Geovana Villacres (Geo Marketing Alliances Group LLC), Tisha Davis (Image Special Events LLC), and April Ward (Creative Content OnDemand). The panel not only shared their experiences in marketing but also offered tips for growing a business in today’s economy.

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Beyond a Bank Account- The Essentials of Building a Relationship with Your Bank

Posted on 11/17/2021 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Banks offer a wide array of services and opportunities you can use to grow your business. Building a relationship with your banker early on is a critical strategy you can follow to set the stage for the growth of your business. At LAEDA’s virtual event, Beyond a Bank Account - Leveraging Your Banker Relationship To Grow Your Business, many aspiring entrepreneurs came together to discuss not only their views of banks and what experiences they had with banking services but also to learn about the why a business banking relationship is important to an entrepreneur or business owner.

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Citizens Bank Small Business Competition Award Winners are Announced

Posted on 11/2/2021 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- In a special presentation during LAEDA's Annual graduation, the winners of the LAEDA-Citizens Bank Small Business Pitch Competition were announced. The competition, open to LAEDA alumni as well as recent graduates, gave prizes totaling $10,000 to individuals who successfully completed either the Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP) or Women’s Business Academy (WBA). Two (2) prizes were awarded to past EDTP/ WBA alumni and one (1) prize was awarded to a recent participant of the nine-week program.

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Celebrating Entrepreneurship at LAEDA's Annual Graduation for the Class of 2021

Posted on 11/1/2021 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- Thursday, October 21, 2021- The Latin American Economic Development Program Association, Inc. (LAEDA) celebrated their annual graduation ceremony for the Entrepreneurial Development Training Program and The Women’s Business Academy. The graduation was held at The Salvation Army Kroc Community Center in Camden, NJ. The graduating classes included the sessions from Fall 2020, Winter 2021 and Spring 2021.

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LAEDA Completes its First Getting Started in Procurement Program

Posted on 10/29/2021 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- On October 7th LAEDA concluded its first Getting Started in Procurement training. The five-week program, designed for established businesses with a marketable product or service, offered comprehensive instruction on how to begin doing business with governments, institutions and corporations. This effort was a collaboration between LAEDA, the Haddon Avenue Business Association (HABA), Parkside Businesses and Community in Partnership (PBCIP), Camden County Development Association, and NJIT's Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) to encourage big corporations' investments in small businesses and the communities they operate in.

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LAEDA President & CEO is Keynote for Bridgeton Area Chamber of Commerce

Posted on 10/29/2021 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Bridgeton, NJ – On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, the Bridgeton Area Chamber of Commerce hosted LAEDA President & CEO Ray Lamboy as the guest speaker for their event Downtown Revitalization: Hope for the Future.

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3 Tips for Registering Your Business in New Jersey

Posted on 10/28/2021 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

Are you thinking about registering a business in New Jersey? Watch this video to hear three tips to keep in mind from Sophie Werner, LAEDA Business Services Center Program Manager. Click here to check business name availability via Business Name Search on NJ Division of Revenue & Enterprise Services. Looking for one-on-one assistance? Click here to request business counseling.

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A Moment with our EDTP Graduate Nick Boker of Boker Landscaping & Hardscaping

Posted on 10/25/2021 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Nickolas Boker is the owner and operator of Boker Landscaping & Hardscaping. Nickolas Boker is a graduate of LAEDA’s Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP). We had a chance to sit down with him to ask about his experience with entrepreneurship and LAEDA's training program.

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