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Jamila Powell Addresses Business Owners & Lenders in Atlantic City

Posted on 2/28/2020 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Atlantic City, NJ – On February 20, 2020, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) hosted its Small Business Resources Event at Stockton University in Atlantic City. The event showcased the various development resources available to small businesses in Atlantic City and the surrounding counties.

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Atlantic City Mayor Invites LAEDA to Support His Small Business Academy

Posted on 2/28/2020 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Atlantic City, NJ – City Hall – On February 24, 2020, the Office of the Mayor of Atlantic City hosted its first information session for its new Small Business Academy (“The Academy”) expressly for city residents. Mayor Marty Smalls Sr. was on hand to greet interested city residents and share his vision for the program.

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Luck: When Preparation Meets Opportunity

Posted on 2/27/2020 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Roman philosopher Seneca once said “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” Since March is often associated with St. Patrick's Day, luck, and leprechauns, this business byte is dedicated to preparing for your lucky day. Eric Newman, LBSC Assistant Program Manager, offers reasons why it is important to prepare for opportunities so you have a better chance of finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

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Camden Quick Start Series Turns Out Record Numbers

Posted on 2/26/2020 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- As part of its continued commitment to the community, LAEDA hosted the five week Quick Start Series in both English and Spanish at Salvation Army KROC Center. The program began on February 20th with the ABC’s of Stating a Small Business and will continue throughout March 19th with Business Plan I, Business Plan II, and Marketing, and Credit Management.

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Lights, Camera, Action! LAEDA WBC's Sophie Werner Makes an Appearance on Latino Motion

Posted on 2/26/2020 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Galloway, NJ- LAEDA WBC Program Manager, Sophie Werner sat down with Latino Motion host Bert Lopez to speak about the LAEDA Women’s Business and its services. Latino Motion with Bert Lopez is a weekly interview show, highlighting issues impacting the local South Jersey Latino Community, while advancing understanding of Latino cultural heritage and its contributions to society.

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LAEDA's Alumni Networking Event- Alternative Ways to Finance Your Business

Posted on 2/17/2020 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- On Thursday February 13, 2020 our LAEDA’s Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP) and Women’s Business Academy Alumni got together for our Alumni Networking Event: Alternative Ways to Finance Your Business. In this networking event our Alumni learned the fundamentals of accessing capital through various methods other than traditional lending.

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A Moment with our EDTP Graduate- Jo LaVerne Pearson, MBA, M.Msc

Posted on 2/7/2020 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Jo LaVerne Pearson is the owner and CEO of Dare to BE Your True Self. The company serves individuals who are interested in overall self-development with the intention of realizing their potential to lead productive and prosperous lives regardless of their chosen profession and lifestyle. She is also a graduate of LAEDA’s Entrepreneurial Development Training Program. We had a chance to sit down with Ms. Pearson to ask about her experience with entrepreneurship and LAEDA's training program.

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