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Steps to Financial Freedom for Business Owners

Posted on 7/1/2019 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

In honor of July 4th, this month's business byte is dedicated to financial independence. Jamila Powell, Program Manager for the LAEDA Women's Business Center, discusses how to calculate your "freedom number" and practical steps to living a life free of money-related stress.

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The Journey Of Turning Your Hobby Into a Business

Posted on 6/30/2019 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- On June 6, 2019, LAEDA held an information session to promote the new eight-week program called Turning Your Hobby into a Business. The evening’s info session was used to tell residents of the Parkside community about the upcoming program that can help them transform their “side hustle” into a money maker. Through the Parkside Collaborative, LAEDA will offer weekly courses with topics ranging from Product Development and Production Process to Business Administration and Bookkeeping as a way to assist the Parkside residents with formalizing their hobby.

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A Moment with our EDTP Graduate- Meet Felix Agbessi

Posted on 6/26/2019 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Felix Agbessi is the owner and operator of My Accounting Partner, LLC, which exists to specialize in taxation and represent taxpayers before the IRS. He is also a graduate of LAEDA’s Entrepreneurial Development Training Program. We had a chance to sit down with Mr. Agbessi to ask about his experience with entrepreneurship and LAEDA's training program.

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LAEDA President & CEO Ray Lamboy Makes an Appearance on Comcast Newsmakers

Posted on 6/5/2019 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Jill Horner speaks with Raymond Lamboy, President and CEO from LAEDA, about Business Counseling.

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LAEDA Alumni Connections Initiative - Alumni Meet to Share Referrals

Posted on 6/5/2019 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Entrepreneurs relating to each other while sharing expertise, advice, and experiences with one another is a valuable way to build a successful business venture. These relationships often create a system in which entrepreneurs can build a potential client list for each other while going on their entrepreneurial journeys together. This is why LAEDA held its third Alumni Connections Initiative event on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Outback Steakhouse in Deptford, NJ. The event, called Alumni Networking: Referral Rodeo, was designed to help EDTP/ WBA graduates come together to not only begin building the LAEDA alumni business directory but also to help one another connect with potential new clients.

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Business Byte: Wise Advice From Ray's Dad, Candelario Lamboy

Posted on 6/5/2019 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

In honor of Father's Day, we’ve dedicated June’s business byte to fathers who have supported their families through entrepreneurship. LAEDA President & CEO, Ray Lamboy, sat down with his father, Candelario Lamboy, to speak about his 61 years of experience in business. Be sure to listen to his thoughts on employing or partnering with family!

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A Moment with our EDTP Graduate- Meet Christina Acosta- Martinez

Posted on 5/28/2019 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Christina Acosta-Martinez is the owner and operator of Growing up Gorgeous, which exists to establish a community of diverse women in the South Jersey area who support and encourage one another along the journey of motherhood. She is also a graduate of LAEDA’s Entrepreneurial Development Training Program. 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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Business Byte: Can Mothers and Daughters Really Be Business Partners?

Posted on 5/7/2019 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

In honor of mother’s everywhere, we’ve dedicated May’s business byte to mothers in business with their children. Can Mothers and Daughters really be business partners? Well -Barbara Bryant and Crystal Lewis, owners and partners of I Say Yes Salon & Spa and alumni from session 62, tell us why they "Say Yes"!

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We Have a Winner! Shared-Kitchen Survey Prize Awarded!

Posted on 5/7/2019 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Congratulations to Robyne Moore-Taylor of Taylor’d Eatz Meal By Design for being our winner of the $50 Amazon Gift Card. Ms. Moore-Taylor was one of 52 individuals who completed the survey. “When I heard about the survey and the idea of a kitchen facility coming to South Jersey, I was so excited,” said Ms. Moore-Taylor. “Having a kitchen available nearby would be a game changer for me and my business.” Up until recently she has had to drive to kitchen facility in Trenton to prepare custom meals for her hungry client base.

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LAEDA Launches New Cohort of Entrepreneurial Development Training Program –84th edition!

Posted on 4/29/2019 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- On Wednesday, April, 17th, LAEDA hosted yet another orientation for those embarking on the nine-week journey of entrepreneurship education, one-on-one counseling, and business planning to start or grow their businesses. The training lab at the corner of 5th and Market Streets (across from City Hall), was full of 15 businesses spanning a diverse body of industries.

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