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Back to the Classroom: EDTP Session 93 Begins

Posted on 4/24/2022 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- On Wednesday, April 13, 2022 LAEDA opened its' doors of their training room to welcome the Entrepreneurial Development Training Program Session 93. The students in the class have demonstrated their desire, willingness and ability to move their businesses forward in a meaningful way as a result of the 9-week intensive training course. This is the first time LAEDA has hosted an in-person session since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. It's good to be back!

Sophie Werner, Program Manager- LAEDA Business Service Center opened up the floor by going over the agenda of the class and welcomed everyone to the Session 93 class, “We are so glad to have you all here today to start this journey to build solid foundations for your businesses, plan and prepare for future expansion and support one another along the way.”

LAEDA completes the cycle of economic development by aligning its various efforts into one comprehensive approach to be focused on one commercial district. This strategy analyzes the marketplace on three levels; market dynamics - SWOT analysis, business capacity & composition and physical capacity; real estate inventory, parking and environment. Ray Lamboy, President & Chief Executive Officer spoke about LAEDA, its mission and its history.

“To date, LAEDA has successfully developed over 50,000 square feet of retail and office space and a little background about Entrepreneurial Development Training Program is that from interest to open for business is the vital aspect of it,” Ray Lamboy added, “Our goal is to get you in business, keep you in business and create jobs.”

No matter where you are in the evolution of the entrepreneur, whether it is the side hustle business, self-employed business or the business owner one can call LAEDA and get assistance. This program is designed to move you from where you are to where you want to be because standing still is not an option. Also, in this program you will learn the fundamentals of business, have valuable counseling sessions with mentors, learn from experts in their own fields, build a wallet of valuable resources, build up a networking support system, build upon or polish up your business plan, reach toward your goals and much more.

Support each other and each other’s businesses because a support and networking system is vital in the journey of an entrepreneur and or small business owner. LAEDA continues to meet entrepreneurs where they are and lead them to where they want to go.

Building relationships are vital to being successful no matter which area or step of life an entrepreneur or an individual is taking and along with that so are mentors and resources.

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.