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A Moment with our EDTP Graduate- Jameca Jolly

Posted on 1/7/2020 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Jameca Jolly is the owner and CEO of Pour It Up, LLC. She is also a graduate of LAEDA’s Entrepreneurial Development Training Program. We had a chance to sit down with Ms. Jolly to ask about her experience with entrepreneurship and LAEDA's training program.

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LAEDA to Offer IDA Savings Match Program to Alumni Starting Spring 2020

Posted on 1/2/2020 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

With the new year comes new opportunities, and this year is no exception at LAEDA. Beginning Spring 2020, LAEDA will begin accepting applications to the Lubert IDA Small Business Expansion Program on behalf of the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ). This program is an opportunity for participants to increase their assets and improve their financial stability by setting aside monthly savings for their businesses that UWGPSNJ matches at a 2:1 ratio. Thus for every $10 an IDA participant puts into a business savings account, UWGPSNJ will deposit $20. Participants also receive financial literacy and small business expansion training, one-to-one counseling, and personal finance and money management educational classes. As a result of this comprehensive, free package of services, qualified small business owners can participate and save up to $4500 to invest in the growth of their business.

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Goal Setting for Entrepreneurs

Posted on 12/23/2019 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

In our January business byte, Sophie Werner, the WBC Assistant Program Manager encourages entrepreneurs to reflect, set a SMART Goal, and hit the ground running in 2020!

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Congratulations and New Beginnings for Class 85

Posted on 12/2/2019 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- On November 13, 2019, entrepreneurs of class 85 had their last Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP) class. In this class, participants highlight what was learned, Ah-ha moments, favorite class, and biggest challenges while working to complete the program. The graduates also spoke about how keeping in touch with not only one another but also LAEDA was important.

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A Moment with our EDTP Graduate-Vanessa Jenkins

Posted on 11/27/2019 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Vanessa Jenkins is the owner and CEO of Sew Perfect by Vanessa, LLC. She is also a graduate of LAEDA’s Entrepreneurial Development Training Program. We had a chance to sit down with Vanessa Jenkins to ask about her experience with entrepreneurship and LAEDA's training program.

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5 Resources for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

Posted on 11/8/2019 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Jamila Powell, Program Manager of the LAEDA Women's Business Center, shares 5 valuable resources for veterans, service-members, and their families who want to start or grow a small business.

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LAEDA Celebrates its 2019 Graduates with a Night of Celebration and Networking

Posted on 11/4/2019 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- A favorite tradition amongst staff, every October LAEDA takes the time to acknowledge its community of entrepreneurs and small business owners with an annual graduation ceremony for its cornerstone nine-week trainings, the Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP) and the Women’s Business Academy. Held on Thursday, October 24th at Camden’s Salvation Army Kroc Center, the event featured 31 newly minted graduates from the Fall 2018, Winter 2019, and Spring 2019 cohorts.

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A Moment with our EDTP Graduate- Delores Corbett

Posted on 10/23/2019 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Delores Corbett is the owner and CEO of Secure Benefits Group LLC, which offers services to employers who need the best group insurance plans for their employees, as well as, seniors who need assistance understanding and purchasing Medicare plans. She is also a graduate of LAEDA’s Entrepreneurial Development Training Program. We had a chance to sit down with Delores Corbett to ask about her experience with entrepreneurship and LAEDA's training program.

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The Developmental Phases Of The Entrepreneur

Posted on 10/2/2019 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Where are you in your business' development? Are you at the Side Hustle Stage? Maybe Self-Employed? How about Business Owner? Watch the video to see where you stand!

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A Moment with our EDTP Graduate- Meet Andrea Riley

Posted on 9/26/2019 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Andrea Riley is the owner and operator of The Marriage Service Technicians (MST), which offers training, coaching, counseling and mentoring services and resources for marriages and families. She is also a graduate of LAEDA’s Entrepreneurial Development Training Program. We had a chance to sit down with Andrea to ask about her experience with entrepreneurship and LAEDA's training program.

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