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LAEDA’s Entrepreneurship Program Now Qualifies Under NJEDA Micro Business Loan Program

Posted on 1/31/2020 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ – LAEDA met last month with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s (NJEDA) Small Business Services team in order to learn more about the Authority’s new Microbusiness Loan Program and determine how it could work in tandem with LAEDA’s current entrepreneurship programs and counseling services.

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LAEDA’s IDA Capital Match Program Powered by the United Way. APPLY NOW!

Posted on 1/31/2020 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

As of February 1, 2020, LAEDA will begin accepting applications to the Lubert IDA Small Business Expansion Program on behalf of the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ). This program is an opportunity for participants to increase their assets and improve their financial stability by setting aside monthly savings for their businesses that UWGPSNJ matches. Thus, for every $10 an IDA participant puts into a business savings account, UWGPSNJ will deposit $20 in the account. Participants also receive financial literacy and small business expansion training, one-to-one counseling, and personal finance and money management educational classes. As a result of this comprehensive, free package of services, qualified small business owners can participate and receive up to $4500 to invest in the growth of their business.

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LAEDA Women’s Business Center Welcomes 13 Students to 4th Annual Women’s Business Academy

Posted on 1/31/2020 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Although we are only one month into the 2020, Forbes suggests that over 75% of people have already abandoned their New Year’s resolutions. At the LAEDA Women’s Business Academy, 13 individuals defy this statistic through their commitment to themselves and their small businesses.

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Leap Your Business Forward with 24 Extra Hours

Posted on 1/31/2020 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Since 2020 is a leap year, we all get one extra day (February 29th) to enjoy. Will you use it to advance your business? We, at LAEDA, hope so! Therefore, Kat Harrison, LBSC Program Manager, offers a few recommendations for how to use this day as a way to move closer to your business goals. Also, don’t forget to share what you decided to do! On February 29th or March 1st, post a photo on Instagram or write a Facebook post with the hashtag #laedaempowers.

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A Moment with our EDTP Graduate- Jameca Jolly

Posted on 1/7/2020 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Jameca Jolly is the owner and CEO of Pour It Up, LLC. She is also a graduate of LAEDA’s Entrepreneurial Development Training Program. We had a chance to sit down with Ms. Jolly to ask about her experience with entrepreneurship and LAEDA's training program.

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LAEDA to Offer IDA Savings Match Program to Alumni Starting Spring 2020

Posted on 1/2/2020 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

With the new year comes new opportunities, and this year is no exception at LAEDA. Beginning Spring 2020, LAEDA will begin accepting applications to the Lubert IDA Small Business Expansion Program on behalf of the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ). This program is an opportunity for participants to increase their assets and improve their financial stability by setting aside monthly savings for their businesses that UWGPSNJ matches. Thus, for every $10 an IDA participant puts into a business savings account, UWGPSNJ will deposit $20 in the account. Participants also receive financial literacy and small business expansion training, one-to-one counseling, and personal finance and money management educational classes. As a result of this comprehensive, free package of services, qualified small business owners can participate and receive up to $4500 to invest in the growth of their business.

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Goal Setting for Entrepreneurs

Posted on 12/23/2019 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

In our January business byte, Sophie Werner, the WBC Assistant Program Manager encourages entrepreneurs to reflect, set a SMART Goal, and hit the ground running in 2020!

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Congratulations and New Beginnings for Class 85

Posted on 12/2/2019 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- On November 13, 2019, entrepreneurs of class 85 had their last Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP) class. In this class, participants highlight what was learned, Ah-ha moments, favorite class, and biggest challenges while working to complete the program. The graduates also spoke about how keeping in touch with not only one another but also LAEDA was important.

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LAEDA’s Tips to Help Businesses Survive the Holiday Shopping Rush!

Posted on 12/2/2019 by EDTP Coordinator

In this month’s Business Byte, LAEDA’s new Program Manager for LAEDA’s Business Services Center, Kat Harrison, advises business owners on what to consider and to prepare for December’s holiday rush. From employee training to self-care, we hope you find these tips helpful!

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A Moment with our EDTP Graduate-Vanessa Jenkins

Posted on 11/27/2019 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Vanessa Jenkins is the owner and CEO of Sew Perfect by Vanessa, LLC. She is also a graduate of LAEDA’s Entrepreneurial Development Training Program. We had a chance to sit down with Vanessa Jenkins to ask about her experience with entrepreneurship and LAEDA's training program.

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