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LAEDA's Session 93 of the Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP) Comes to a Close with New Beginnings

Posted on 6/26/2022 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ – On Wednesday, June 15, 2022, LAEDA hosted the final class of its Entrepreneurship Development Training Program (EDTP) Spring 2022 Session 93. The class brought together 12 highly motivated entrepreneurs, representing a vast variety of industries including catering and food service, non-medical transportation, massage service, fashion boutique retail, tax preparation services, real estate investment and more. Over the course of the nine-week program, participants received 72 + hours of training from industry professionals as well as business planning education and business counseling.

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A Moment with our EDTP Graduate- Margaret A. Clay

Posted on 6/23/2022 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

Margaret A. Clay is the owner and operator of Clay Professional Services, LLC, where the following Notary/Loan Signing Services are provided: Assumption Mortgages, Debt Settlement Contracts, HELOC, Investment Mortgages, Loan Modifications, Refinance, Commercial & Residential Purchases, Reverse Mortgage Applications/Loans, Second Mortgages, Rental, School Forms and work with the General Public. Margaret A. Clay is a graduate of LAEDA’s Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP). We had a chance to sit down with her to ask about her experience with entrepreneurship and LAEDA's training program.

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LAEDA, CLHI Partner to Support Camden Vendors

Posted on 5/26/2022 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ --- LAEDA and Camden Lutheran Housing Incorporated, Inc. (CLHI) partnered to provide a 6-part series business course were micro-entrepreneurs with product-based businesses learn about how to become a professional vendor and online retailer. The class was followed by a business pitch competition, in which winners received a vendor starter kit, fully equipped to prepare them for vending season.

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A Moment with our WBA Graduate- Monique Powell

Posted on 5/25/2022 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Monique Powell is the owner and operator of Sew Mystique Boutique The company offers handmade fashion accessories perfect for trendy, chic and unique individuals! Monique Powell is also a graduate of LAEDA’s Women's Business Academy (WBA). We had a chance to sit down with her to ask about her experience with entrepreneurship and LAEDA's training program.

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Camden's Small Business Week Celebrated at the Camden Kroc Center

Posted on 5/24/2022 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- On May 4, 2022, LAEDA joined local organizations and small businesses at the Kroc Center in Camden to celebrate National Small Business Week. Jamila Powell, MBA, the Program Manager for the LAEDA Women's Business Center was one of the panelists Wells Fargo hosted to provide information on how to build capacity and elevate small businesses to the next level. The small business leaders in Camden were highlighted as well as the network of local organizations who support them every single day and on each and every step of their journey.

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LAEDA Intern Launches Alumni Then and Now Series

Posted on 5/22/2022 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

LAEDA is not for profit economic development organization dedicated to assisting emerging entrepreneurs and small business owners to start and grow their businesses in Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, Atlantic and Cumberland counties in New Jersey.

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LAEDA and Parkside Business and Community in Partnership (PBCIP) Host Invest Parkside Event

Posted on 5/2/2022 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- On April 28th LAEDA in collaboration with Parkside Business and Community in Partnership (PBCIP) hosted an event at the Camden Historical Society to showcase all the exciting things happening in the Camden neighborhood. This event was hosted as an initiative under the The Parkside collaborative. The Parkside collaborative is a group of partners – Camden County Historical Society, NJ Conservation Foundation, LAEDA, HopeWorks, and PBCIP – coming together to transform and revitalize the Parkside neighborhood of Camden, NJ.

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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!

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That's a Wrap! Women's Business Academy Class Session 92 Comes to a Close

Posted on 4/22/2022 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- On Wednesday, March 16, 2022 LAEDA hosted the final class of its virtual Women’s Business Academy (Session 92). The 2022 Women’s Business Academy brought together 19 highly motivated entrepreneurs, representing a variety of industries including food service, party and event venue rental, photography, accounting and tax preparation, and auto detailing. Over the course of the nine-week program, participants received 72+ hours of training from industry professionals as well as business planning, business counseling, and continued business counseling.

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A Moment with our EDTP Graduate- Howard Smith

Posted on 4/20/2022 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Howard Smith is the owner and operator of HRS Video Creations, where professionalism is used to create stunning Cinematic Biographies of your very special moments. Howard Smith is a graduate of LAEDA’s Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP). We had a chance to sit down with him to ask about his experience with entrepreneurship and LAEDA's training program.

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