Empowering People
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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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A Moment with our EDTP Graduate- Meet Cicely Wiggins

Posted on 12/18/2018 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Cicely Wiggins is the owner and operator of Luv Is Living Designs, which is a new and modern design firm that focuses on photography and website design needs for small businesses. 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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LAEDA Unveils Its New Commercial

Posted on 11/30/2018 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

LAEDA is excited to announce that we have gone “Prime Time!” Our new commercial features LAEDA alumni ranging from session 61-78, including Davon Clark (ADC Kid), Alberta Ferebee (Aunt Berta’s Kitchen), Valerie Stancill (Cloud9 Wellness), John Rigu (Fresh Start Moving Services), Francisco and Cecilia Cabrera (El Sitio), and Ernesto Guerrero (Cruzan Transportation).

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Making Connections at LAEDA’S Open House Alumni Networking and Potluck

Posted on 11/28/2018 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

Waiting until the end of November to enjoy some good food and camaraderie seemed like a bit too long – so LAEDA decided to hold a potluck for its alumni as an opportunity to mingle and connect with each other. The night’s program consisted of a mini-presentation on marketing, a fun round of networking bingo, and closing remarks about the value of belonging to LAEDA’s alumni network. Gaining knowledge, sharing experiences, and making connections are valuable components in an entrepreneurial journey, which is exactly what happened November 8 at LAEDA’s alumni open house.

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Business Bite with Ray Lamboy, President& CEO: Understanding Business Certifications & How to Use Them

Posted on 11/28/2018 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Becoming a certified Minority-Owned, Woman-Owned or Disadvantaged Business is a time consuming process. Is it worth it? It depends on how established your business is and what your business goals are. Check out this great video with LAEDA's President & CEO.

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A Moment with our EDTP Graduate- Meet Melva June

Posted on 11/21/2018 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Melva June is the owner and operator of Belle Mai Organic Beauty & Hygiene Product Line and 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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Congratulations and a New Beginning for EDTP Class 82

Posted on 11/15/2018 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- On November 14, 2018, entrepreneurs of class 82 had their last Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP) class. In this class, the highlights of the EDTP was about what was learned, what each entrepreneur’s Ah-ha moment was, what was the most favorite class and what the biggest challenge was during this program. Before these questions were discussed, Annabel Soto, Office Administrator congratulated the class for completing the program and for all the hard work that each entrepreneur had done along the lines of letting the entrepreneurs know that the doors of LAEDA are always open for them for help and or guidance.

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