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LAEDA Women’s Business Center Hosts its Second Virtual Women’s Business Academy

Posted on 1/26/2022 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- On January 12th, the LAEDA Women’s Business Center (WBC) hosted its second virtual Women’s Business Academy. While the LAEDA Women’s Business Center has been providing business training and counseling for over five years, it has only offered a “virtual” version of its nine-week Women’s Business Academy twice beginning in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to ensure its continued commitment to its community of entrepreneurs, LAEDA and the Women’s Business Center staff felt it important to ensure that startups and establish businesses would not lose the momentum of starting and/ or growing their businesses even during the pandemic.

Ms. Jamila Powell, Program Manager of Women’s Business Center stated, “This is a great time for the WBC to host its 6th Women’s Business Academy. It is such a critical moment for women today since they are facing so much adversity personally and professionally due to the pandemic. Many are dealing with that adversity head on and finding the silver lining by starting or growing their business.”

The 2022 Women’s Business Academy welcomed 20 participants in a variety of industries including food service, party and event venue rental, photography, accounting and tax preparation, and auto detailing to name a few.
Over the course of the nine-week program, participants receive 72+ hours of training from industry professionals as well as business planning, business counseling, and continued technical assistance.

The LAEDA Women’s Business Center is available for your small business needs through email, phone, and/ or video conferencing. Please call us at (856) 338-1177 or visit our website at www.laedawbc.com to learn more about our Women’s Business Academy as well as other programs, services, and small business resources.