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LAEDA’s Alumni Networking Event: Addressing Your Financial, Mental, and Legal Well-Being

Posted on 9/25/2020 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News
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Camden, NJ- On Thursday September 17, 2020, our LAEDA’s Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP) and Women’s Business Academy Alumni got together for our Alumni Networking Event: Addressing Your Financial, Mental, and Legal Well-Being. In this networking event, our Alumni heard from speakers on best practices and resources for taking care of your business and yourself as a business owner, especially during these trying times.

 This event gave our alumni the time to virtually network and have a holistic discussion about the well-being of themselves and their businesses. To start off the proceedings, all alumni introduced themselves one-by-one, spoke about their business, and where they currently were on the entrepreneurial journey. Afterwards, staff members introduced themselves and the role(s) they have at LAEDA and LAEDA WBC.

Next, WBC Program Manager Jamila Powell introduced the first speaker, Gabriela Santoferraro, Assistant VP Small Business Specialist at TD Bank and banking instructor for the 9-week program. Ms. Santoferraro provided information on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness process and advised business owners on best practices. Ms. Santoferraro can be reached at Gabriela.Santoferraro@td.com. The next speaker and graduate of LAEDA’s 9-week program, Ms. Angelina Gauthney, agent at New York Life Insurance Company, shared resources on financial management through the various business life cycle phases. Ms. Gauthney can be reached via email at agauthney@ft.newyorklife.com.

Following the financial wellness speakers, Ms. Yvette C. Sterling, Esq., from the Law Office of Yvette Sterling, spoke on considerations and best practices for small businesses during the pandemic. The Law Office of Yvette Sterling can be reached at (856) 429-6666. Ms. Tanya Norwood, LegalShield Independent Associate, shared about various products offered for small businesses to access personal and business legal support, as well as tools to grow their business. For more information, visit https://tnorwood.wearelegalshield.com/.

The seminar wrapped up with a conversation on mental health wellness, centered around the importance of self-care and social support, while maintaining that mental health professional care should be sought when common indicators are experienced.

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.