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The Road Back

Posted on 6/30/2020 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

In this month’s Business Byte Eric Newman, LBSC Assistant Program Manager, informs viewers on LAEDA’s upcoming webinars and training sessions that aim to help small business owners bounce back from the initial COVID-19 outbreak, relaunch their businesses, and position themselves for success. Mr. Newman also discusses new opportunities with some of our partners during this period of transition and provides a few words of encouragement.

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LAEDA- A Word From Our Alumni During This Pandemic

Posted on 6/29/2020 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

COVID-19 has impacted our lives in all areas and during this pandemic we had a chance to ask some of our alumna from our LAEDA’s Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP) how they are using their talents and resources, what is their motivation to keep on going, if they have any advice to offer to others and how our program, resources and tools helped them during this time.

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LAEDA Women’s Business Center Supports Small Business Owners by Offering COVID-19 Resources

Posted on 6/29/2020 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

As restrictions on businesses continue in an effort to halt the spread of this novel virus, federal and state governments have provided funds through various programs to meet the immediate needs of small business owners. In order to navigate these programs, apply for funding, and reinvent their businesses in these unprecedented times, LAEDA and LAEDA Women’s Business Center (WBC) have provided COVID-19-related assistance to over 300 small business owners.

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Essential Worker, Event Planning Entrepreneur Celebrates Life’s Blessings

Posted on 6/29/2020 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- Over the past 9 weeks, healthcare essential worker and entrepreneur Tracy Ferguson has been investing time in her start-up event planning business, Passion Driven Parties LLC. Ms. Ferguson attended LAEDA’s 87th session of its flagship 9-week business training course. This course walks students through the creation of a comprehensive business plan and brings in experts from the fields of Human Resources, Business Law, Tax Accounting, Marketing, Real Estate, Personnel, Insurance, and more. Though the 87th session, this class was the first to be taught exclusively online.

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Congratulations and New Beginnings for Class 87 of LAEDA's Virtual EDTP Class

Posted on 6/26/2020 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- On June 17, 2020, the entrepreneurs in the LAEDA's first virtual nine-week Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP) had their last class. During this class, participants were able to express what they learned, "Ah-Ha" moments, biggest challenges as well as favorite class. It was very inspiring to hear participants' thoughts on these topics as well as how important LAEDA and its staff were in supporting their entrepreneurial goals.

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LAEDA WBC Provides Options for Those Who Want to Start a Business in Uncertain Times

Posted on 5/28/2020 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- Amidst the COVID 19 pandemic, budding entrepreneurs have chosen to commit to their business goals. As a part of its commitment to that process, the LAEDA Women’s Business Center (WBC) is hosting the virtual version of the Jump Start Series in both English and Spanish. The program began on May 5th with the Business Basics and will continue through June 2nd with Credit Management, Work-Life Balance and Time/ Task Management, Marketing, and Negotiation Skills.

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Engaging Your Clients Virtually During COVID-19 Pandemic Through Customer Feedback

Posted on 5/26/2020 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

During the this time of social distancing, don't forget to virtually engage with your clients. This month, Sophie Werner, LAEDA WBC Assistant Program Manager discusses why customer feedback surveys are the key to business success and how to create one for your business.

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A Moment with our EDTP Graduate- Diana Larisgoitia

Posted on 5/26/2020 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Diana Larisgoitia is the owner and CEO of Buenos Aires Counseling Center. At Buenos Aires Counseling Center implements effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among patients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. She is also a graduate of LAEDA’s Entrepreneurial Development Training Program. We had a chance to sit down with Diana Larisgoitia to ask about her experience with entrepreneurship and LAEDA's training program.

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LAEDA Launches First Ever Online Version of the Entrepreneurial Development Training Program

Posted on 4/30/2020 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- On Wednesday, April 15, 2020 LAEDA welcomed the 87th Session of the Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP) virtually through video conferencing. Over the past 33 years, EDTP has hosted the nine-week EDTP program in-person; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the course was transformed to be hosted online. LAEDA staff worked tirelessly over a one-month period to ensure the online EDTP would not only mirror the experience of the in-person version but also remain aligned with mission and goals of nine-week program.

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Women Business Owners Sew Seeds of Hope by Shifting to PPE Production

Posted on 4/30/2020 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- On April 3, the CDC officially recommended “wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain." In response to the CDC’s recommendation, the demand for non-surgical masks have skyrocketed. Janaina Carr, alumna of the LAEDA WBC nine-week Women’s Business Academy and Terina Hill, participant of LAEDA’s eight-week Turning Your Hobby into A Business, have pivoted their business operations from ready to wear, couture, and custom accessories to masks and other protective protective equipment (PPE).

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