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A Moment with Our EDTP Graduate - Lemonie Mundell

Posted on 5/1/2024 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

Lemonie Mundell is the the proud founder of Pinkey's Yawd Goods, She brings the flavors of Jamaica straight to your doorstep. She provides Jamaican delicacies throughout the tri-state area. Sharing her love of Caribbean flavors with everyone. www.pinkeysyawdgoods.com 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's Session 98 of the Women's Business Academy (WBA) Comes to a Close with New Beginnings

Posted on 3/19/2024 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- On Wednesday, March 13, 2024, LAEDA hosted the final class of its Women’s Business Academy (WBA) Session 98. The class brought together five highly motivated and dedicated entrepreneurs, representing a vast variety of industries including beauty industry, notary industry, retail store, online retail store and custom printing services. 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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Steps for Selling to Large Corporations & Government Agencies

Posted on 3/19/2024 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden- On Thursday February 29, 2024 LAEDA held its virtual training called Selling to Large Corporations & Government Agencies where small businesses attended to take the guesswork out of the procurement process when they consider doing business with large corporations or government agencies. The virtual room was filled with valuable information from the following speakers: (1) Ana Villagran, Certification Auditor at The State of New Jersey Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services; (2) Mariana Hinojosa, LAEDA’s Assistant Program Manager- Women’s Business Center; (3) Jamila Powell, LAEDA’s Program Manager- Women’s Business Center; (4) Merfred "Mimi" Feliz, Camden Verified Coordinator - LAEDA Business Services Center; and (5) Jennifer Ortiz, owner of Creations by Jenn.

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Congratulations to Angel Ramos and His Team with Seek Pest Solutions LLC on their Business Launch

Posted on 3/5/2024 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden- On Friday March 1, 2024 Angel Ramos, a participant of LAEDA’s Entrepreneurial Development Training Program Session 97 from our Nine- Week Program invited his family, friends and LAEDA team to help him and his business team celebrate the Launch and Ribbon cutting of their business.

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Congratulations to Our First Camden Verified B2B Match!

Posted on 2/27/2024 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden- On Tuesday February 13th, thanks to the efforts of the Camden Verified Program, LAEDA was able to do the first match of a local florist, Creations by Jenn, with Subaru. Jennifer Ortiz, owner of Creations by Jenn, had the honor to participate as a vendor for Subaru of America in Camden. Subaru has always been very passionate about their involvement in the city by working with small Camden based businesses through their community partner relationships. At this event, Subaru inquired about florist who would be interested in selling flowers or small bouquets in their facility for Valentine’s Day.

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A Moment with our WBA Graduate- Marcell Holiday

Posted on 2/21/2024 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Marcell Holiday is the owner of Holiday Focus Photography LLC, which is a Philadelphia-based photography and videography business that offers high quality photos and video content. 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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LAEDA Event: Preparing to File Your Business Taxes

Posted on 2/5/2024 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ - On Tuesday, January 23, 2024, LAEDA hosted a virtual tax event where business owners attended to get their tax questions answered as they prepared for their 2023 filing. The virtual room and discussion was filled with information and resources including Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) reporting, tax forms, tax law, and tax preparation strategies. Presenters included Odessa Jackson, Victor Garrido, CPA, EA of GG CPA Services, and Osiris Jamaal Jackson of Safe and Sound Stewards Accounting Services.

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A Moment with our EDTP Graduate- Izelle Tomlinson

Posted on 1/23/2024 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Izelle Tomlinson is the owner and operator of Exquisite Catering LLC, which offers both local delivery and pick-up of their seasonal cheesecakes and specialty breakfast platters. 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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Women's Business Academy (WBA) Graduate Speaks to LAEDA's New WBA Session 98 Class!

Posted on 1/22/2024 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- On Wednesday January 10, 2024, LAEDA opened the doors of their training room to welcome the Women’s Business Academy Session 98. 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.

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LAEDA Returns for Team Building through The Salvation Army Camden Kroc Center Toy Shop Program

Posted on 12/19/2023 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- On Friday, December 15, 2023 LAEDA's team went to The Salvation Army Camden Kroc Center to volunteer at their Angel Tree Toy Shop Program for about 1,500 families again this year. LAEDA had such a valuable experience last year and admires all that the Kroc Center was doing for the families and children. Team building is an effective tool as it provides employees with a sense of belonging to the organization. When teams collaborate and come together, they not only learn more about each other, but more about the organization as well. This leads to managing more operations in the office, resolving conflicts, engaging employees even more, creating an even more positive atmosphere and tons more benefits to follow.

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