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Posted on 12/11/2020 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News
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On Thursday, December 3, 2020 from 7PM to 8PM LAEDA hosted its first Annual Alumni Business Expo and Virtual Holiday Market where viewers from the comfort of their own homes got to hear from LAEDA graduates about their holiday specials, current promotions, and new products. There are vouchers/Gift cards ranging from the following services and much more: hair styling, mobile bartending, accounting, massage therapy, health & wellness, roofing/siding contractors, marriage/family counseling, entertainment, digital, event planning, facial and cleaning. Therefore, you have a variety of valuable products and services to purchase for people on your holiday gift list.

Our market door opens starting with Andrea Riley at Marriage Service Technicians, “Where our mission is to equip relationships with tools to go the distance…we share our secrets to live happy and fulfilling life’s for couples together…it’s a perfect holiday gift so get one for yourself and get someone else to do so as well.” Getting someone the gift of effective relationship building and consider contacting Andrea.

Feeling great about being in our skin helps us to get through life confidently. One of our alumna Unique Lewis at Prolific Beauty LLC expresses, “ We teach you how to properly care for skin and provide it what it needs all products are handcrafted with natural and plant based materials.” Consider giving yourself or someone else the gift of soft confident skin ready to take on anything.

Give someone the gift of hugging by getting a character toy from the planet hug where all living things hug and are lovable and each character is unique and different looking. “If you need a gift for a child or an adult that they can hug and love and great for sensory simulation than Boogie-Eyed Creeps is the place to go,” Judy Money Shappell.

Another special gift our alumna has to offer is building your own vision in the form of your business or housing. “We specialize in commercial and residential roofing and we have over 12 years of experience in building our customers vision,” Michelle Martinez at Totan Contracting Inc. explains.

Give someone the gift of bringing family and friends together on zoom by celebrating your special events virtually. Consider contacting Tracy Ferguson owner of Passion Driven Parties, “We are your one stop shop for everything you need to celebrate your special occasions even virtually.”

Moreover, while on the topic of zoom and virtual celebration it is now more than ever important for business to keep their peace of mind. Consider contacting our alumnus Felix Agbessi at My Accounting Partner LLC, “You need to know your state and federal tax ability as a business owner everyone in business must keep a good book-keeping policy to have peace of mind and set yourself and your business for success.”

Looking to relax and reinvent yourself or even giving the gift of relaxation to someone else? Consider contacting our alumna Valerie Stancill at Purposed for Wellness Navigator, “We help you relax and better take care of yourself and I am also an author that inspires and helps others through writing because I am a life coach as well.” One of her stories will help you as a caregiver on your caregiver journey. This is a valuable self-care coaching gift.

Fashion is as essential part of our daily lives. We have a couple of alumni who are giving out the gift of fashion in their own unique way.

“We have items from our hands to your heart,” Vanessa Jenkins at Sew Perfect and Accessories Boutique states, “We personalize in sewing and bolitary for your fashion needs.”

Are you everyday event women who is on the go? Consider contacting Jacqueline Morton Owner of Jacquie Handbags, “I make functional fashion accessories that makes a personal statement of self expression and status. “ Enjoy products that will allow you to be stylist and safe at the same exact time.

Give yourself the gift of investing in yourself to better set up your finances and achieve your goals toward a successful and fulfilling life. Shaquana (Financial Coach) at Dollars Makes Cents— specializes in helping professional millennial women to achieve their goals, on retirement planning, life insurance and college planning, “Learn basic financial concepts to develop your portfolio and much more with us.” Give someone or yourself the gift on investment in your life for a better today and tomorrow.

Brittani at BCA Digital helps business owners get organized in running their business with the right digital tools for all the multiple hats that business owners wear, “ Here our digital transformation will help you centralize your customer client in one base and help you get your business even more organization digitally.”

Give the gift of better health by contacting Franchette Polite at A Touch to Health. “Massage therapy and body work and correcting your body work that needs to be corrected in your posture or when you are feeling ill and not your best.” Get your own health up-to-date and rid those toxics out of your body while cleansing your system to make you feel better all around.

Tito Bolatito at African Essence Fabric, “We specialize in Fabric and making beautiful clothes using these fabrics and beautiful face masks and jewelry.” So if you are looking for unique fashion or fabrics get in touch here.

Fatima Grant owner and operator of Snatched N Hooked Natural Hair Spa & Boutique, “We cater to all natural hair and get exclusive serving for your hair needs. Place of safety and safe haven and exclusive serving for all of your hair needs.” The gift of health and having it your style is essential when it comes to feeling confident.

Don’t forget to give a gift to your business too as a small business owner by learning to run your business through technology with our alumnus Devin (T.M.S) IT Consultant at Tech Method Solutions, “We manage your business through mobile technology and much more; we personalize and professionalize your business on the digital platform.”

Aside from all of these valuable and essential gifts, do not forget the valuable gifts that your household may need and consider contacting our alumnus Rashaan Hornsby at Royal Paper Company, “We specialize in household items. And we are a family owned company taking care of residential house—commercial business. We highlight our customers on our social media pages to show you that we thank you and appreciate your business. “

Sometimes life is hard and we all go through our own battles. One of our alumna Sina Marie at Sina Marie Creative helps people to reimagine and rediscover who they are beyond their circumstances in life. They help people to heal themselves beyond their circumstances in life. Individuals, communities and families and nonprofit organizations build your life in a new way that will lighten up your life. “We have transformational makeovers/workshops that are customizable in accordance to your story and needs.”

For more information on these businesses, contact the LAEDA WBC at wbc@laeda.com

All participating business owners are graduates of our 9-week business-training program, which started back in 1989! Rewatch or if you missed it watch the virtual market via Facebook live by clicking on the link below: 
https://www.facebook.com/LaedaSocial/videos/218797752973032

LAEDA offers seminars and short-term courses in various counties of South Jersey throughout the year. A long-term course is also offered three times per year where entrepreneurs receive 72+ hours of training from industry professionals, business planning, and business counseling. The program is free, but you must qualify.

LAEDA welcomes you to join our community of successful entrepreneurs. Visit our website at www.laeda.com or call (856) 338-1177 to learn more.