Empowering People
& Revitalizing the Community

LAEDA Joins First Lady Tammy Murphy’s Camden Family Festival

Posted on 3/29/2019 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- As part of a statewide Nurture NJ campaign, First Lady Tammy Murphy hosted a Family Festival on March 2nd at Octavius V. Catto Family School in Camden. The Camden Family Festival, which was funded by the Nicholson Foundation, was hosted in collaboration with the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers (CCHP) and featured nearly 100 participating community organizations.

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Women’s Business Academy Continues to Empower South Jersey Entrepreneurs

Posted on 3/29/2019 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- On March 13th, LAEDA concluded the third cohort of its Women’s Business Academy (WBA). Established in 2016 in conjunction with the Women’s Business Center, this nine-week training program closely emulates the Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP) by partnering the students with a business counselor and collaboratively writing a business plan that will guide them to business success.

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Food Trucking 101- Driving Down the Path to Success

Posted on 3/29/2019 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- On March 29, 2019, entrepreneurs of Food Trucking 101 Program had a valuable evening learning the essentials of owning a Food Trucking business by instructor and owner of Cow and the Curd, Rob Mitchell. In this class, the entrepreneurs learned the importance of all the ingredients that go into owning a Food Trucking business. Mr. Mitchell discussed topics ranging from branding and mentorship to capturing the customer’s attention and hiring employees.

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Session 83 Learns Essential Ways to Bank and Keep Finances in Order

Posted on 2/27/2019 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- On February 11, 2019, entrepreneurs of class 83 had their Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP) class on Small Business Financing. The third unit titled, “Money, Banking, And Personal Finances” was presented by Joanna Nicasio, Vice President and Store Manager of TD Bank Camden. In this class, the entrepreneurs learned the importance of banking and money management since their financial choices can affect both their business and personal lives.

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LAEDA Presents its Spanish Language Quick Start Series

Posted on 2/27/2019 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- As part of its continued commitment to the Latin community, LAEDA hosted the five week Quick Start Series in Spanish. The program began on January 10th with the ABC’s of Stating a Small Business at the Salvation Army KROC Center in Camden. The series continued with Business Plan I, Business Plan II, and Marketing. The last class, Credit Management, was the night to present the certificates to all the participants who attended three or more classes. Certificates were presented to 17 people who represented 16 business in the community. The participants received the information and talked about using it and business counseling to forward their endeavors.

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A Moment with our EDTP Graduate- Meet Lisa M. Reed

Posted on 2/25/2019 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Lisa M. Reed is the owner and operator of “What Color Is Your Skin,” which is a creative approach to teaching our youth to value the differences that we all have while loving themselves and being comfortable with how God created them. She is also a graduate of LAEDA’s Entrepreneurial Development Training Program. 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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Cultivating Relationships Starts with a Business Card

Posted on 2/1/2019 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Cultivating relationships is an important part of becoming successful no matter what business venture an entrepreneur has chosen. These relationships create a system that help individuals connect, share knowledge, and exchange resources. This is why LAEDA held its second Alumni Connections Initiative event on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the Sweet Water Bar & Grill. The event, called Alumni Networking: Business Card Exchange, was designed to help EDTP/ WBA graduates come together and begin building the LAEDA alumni business directory. It also provided an opportunity for them to identify potential clients, strategic partners, etc. Creating these connections will guide business owners in realizing more opportunities that can lead to business success.

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Business Bite with Ray Lamboy, President & CEO: Are You Ready to be a Food Trucker?

Posted on 1/31/2019 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

If you have ever wanted to own a mobile food business, LAEDA has the program for you! Watch this video with LAEDA's President & CEO to learn more.

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A Moment with our EDTP Graduate- Meet Emmalee Coleman

Posted on 1/17/2019 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Emmalee Coleman is the owner and operator of Em and Em Professional Services LLC, which offers multi –lingual services to all communities by helping individuals find and use resources available to them. These resources include translating, notarizing, completing documents/ paperwork (i.e. filing taxes), scheduling appointments, etc. She is also a graduate of LAEDA’s Entrepreneurial Development Training Program. 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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Walk On the Path of Success by Building Your Entrepreneurial Selling Skill

Posted on 12/19/2018 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Building an entrepreneurial “toolkit” becomes a business owner’s guide in walking on the path to success and prosperity. The entrepreneur must find strategies that will help sell his/ her products and/ or services to the consumers, which is why it is vital for selling skills to be a resource. LAEDA held a seminar on Building Your Entrepreneurial Selling Skill because this will help entrepreneurs reach their full potential and have a successful business. The seminar’s agenda explored the concepts presenting vs. selling, mastering the sales process, building credibility and rapport with customers, standing out from the crowd, and using effective tools to measure success and boost results.

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