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Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI)

Posted on 6/30/2021 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) covers businesses against claims by workers that their legal rights as employees of the company have been violated. With heightened public awareness of sexual misconduct and the #MeToo movement, the number of lawsuits filed by employees against their employers has been rising. While most suits are filed against large corporations, no company is immune to such lawsuits. Recognizing that smaller companies now need this kind of protection, some insurers provide this coverage as an endorsement to their Business Owners Policy (BOP).

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LAEDA- A Word from Our Female Entrepreneurs In Regards to The Pandemic

Posted on 6/30/2021 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

COVID-19 has impacted our lives in various areas; however, for those who are also business owners, the effects were twofold. During this pandemic, we had a chance to ask alumna of LAEDA’s Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP) and Women's Business Academy (WBA) how they were coping during this time both personally and professionally. Alumna Sherrie Wilkins, Andrea Riley, Shaheerah Fardan- Ali, Barbara Bryant, and Crystal Lewis discussed not only their challenges and triumphs but also offered advice for other female entrepreneurs.

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A Moment with our EDTP Graduates - Angelica Bautista and Alfonso Bermeo

Posted on 6/29/2021 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

Angelica Bautista and Alfonso Bermeo are the owners of two family-run pizzerias in South Jersey--Jacqueline’s Pizza & Pasta in Gloucester City, and most recently La Matta Pizza in Runnemede--where they serve up delicious pizza, pasta, and so much more.

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Celebrating the Entrepreneurial Development Training Program Session 90

Posted on 6/29/2021 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

On June 16th, 2021 LAEDA concluded the third virtual Entrepreneurial Development Training Program course. LAEDA has been providing in-person training for 34 years and launched its first virtual Entrepreneurial Development Training Program back in the Spring of 2020. Session 90 consisted of ten businesses and thirteen total business owners in attendance.

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Atlantic City's Small Business Academy Pitch Competition 2021

Posted on 6/25/2021 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Atlantic City, NJ- LAEDA in partnership with the Atlantic City Mayor's Office hosted its first nine-week program. Men and women from the Atlantic county area joined to gain knowledge on how to effectively start and grow their respective businesses. The series titled, Atlantic City Small Business Academy, began on March 24th with the “ABC’s of Starting a Small Business” as a way to inform budding and existing entrepreneurs about what it takes to succeed in a competitive market. The series ended with a pitch competition where participants pitched concepts to a panel of judges for a chance to secure resources to grow their business. Mayor Marty Small began the event with these words, “We wanted to better prepare the residents of Atlantic City to become entrepreneurs so we started this process 19 months ago and tonight we have many ambitious entrepreneurs in this room ready to talk about their businesses!” The evening continued with the judges listening to presentations from entrepreneurs about the valuable impacts their businesses will bring to the residents of Atlantic City.

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Before & After: A Year Long Interview with EDTP Alumnus Lorng Chhour

Posted on 6/1/2021 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

Staff members Sophie Werner & Ashley Davis interviewed Lorng Chhour in February of 2020 before the pandemic hit, with hopes to spotlight her as a successful woman in business. She shared the entrepreneurial journey she’s been on for the past 10 years and her experience as a LAEDA alum.

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