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A Moment with our EDTP Graduate- Karl Carter

Posted on 2/26/2021 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Karl Carter is the owner of B & S Cleaning Solutions, which provides residential and commercial cleaning to clients in the PA-NJ-DE Philadelphia-Metro area. He is also a graduate of LAEDA’s Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP). We had a chance to sit down with Karl Carter to ask about his experience with entrepreneurship and LAEDA's training program.

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Business Byte: Get the Latest Pandemic Relief Fund Updates

Posted on 2/26/2021 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

In this month’s Business Byte, LAEDA’s Program Manager of the Women’s Business Center, Jamila Powell along with SBA Deputy District Director John Blackstock provide updates on pandemic relief funding. If you want the latest information on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), and Shuttered Venues Operators Grant (SVOG) this is the video for you!

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Alumni Networking Event: There's an App For That: How New Tech Can Work for Your Business!

Posted on 2/22/2021 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- On Thursday, February 11, 2021 LAEDA WBC hosted its quarterly alumni event. The event titled, There’s An App For That: How New Tech Can Work for Your Business! included several panelists including Gloria Pena from PNC Bank, Dylan Betrix from ADP and Justin Deng Accounting Professor from Rutgers University-Camden. The panelists and LAEDA’s Alumni of EDTP/WBA gathered for an evening of networking and to discuss the latest mobile applications that small business owners can use to manage and grow their business(es). Each panelist wanted to ensure that business owners have valuable resources from accounting and scheduling to content creation and payment processing in order to guide them on their entrepreneurial journey.

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Welcoming LAEDA’s First Virtual Women’s Business Academy

Posted on 2/3/2021 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

On January 13th, 2021 LAEDA welcomed its first virtual Women’s Business Academy Training Program through the Women’s Business Center. LAEDA has been providing in-person training for over 30 years and launched its first virtual Entrepreneurial Development Training Program back in Spring of 2020. This first Women’s Business Academy is an important milestone and demonstrates LAEDA’s commitment to serving its community of Entrepreneurs.

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Business Insurance: Don’t Proceed Without It!

Posted on 1/27/2021 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

In this month’s Business Byte, LAEDA’s Assistant Program Manager of the Women’s Business Center, Sophie Werner, gives a brief overview of business insurance policies and highlights the importance of classifying employees correctly (W2 vs. 1099). Don’t risk what you’ve worked so hard to build!

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Tis the Season to Get Ready for Small Business Tax Reporting

Posted on 1/25/2021 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- On Thursday, January 14, 2021 LAEDA WBC hosted 2021 Tax Considerations for your Small Business with panelists Sheryl Paynter from U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Anthony Martinez and Carla Morrison from New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) and Victor Garrido, enrolled agent, CPA and founder of GG CPA Services. The panelists gathered to discuss best practices for its views ready for small business as they approach tax season. Each representative wanted to ensure that business owners have accurate and complete records to show to the IRS without overpaying.

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A Moment with our EDTP Graduate- Tracy Ferguson

Posted on 1/22/2021 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

Tracy Ferguson is the owner of Passion Driven Parties, which is a one-stop shop for all of your event planning needs! Passion Driven Parties believes that every blessing in life should be celebrated- in spite of fact that we are living in a pandemic! She is also a graduate of LAEDA’s Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP). We had a chance to sit down with Tracy Ferguson to ask about her experience with entrepreneurship and LAEDA's training program.

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“I’m on Top of my Business Credit! – Or Am I?”

Posted on 12/24/2020 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

Here at LAEDA, we want to make sure our clients are always on top of their credit. Thus, we regularly give seminars on both business and personal credit management so that entrepreneurs of all stages and ages have a regular opportunity to ensure their credit history and scores help them reach their business goals.

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Making Goals Using the Smart Goals Method

Posted on 12/24/2020 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

LAEDA's January Biz Byte is about using the SMART method for creating your 2021 Business Goals. SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound. Watch to learn a very useful method for planning out your goals for 2021 and setting your business up for success this coming year. Kat Harrison, LBSC Program Manager explains more about this.

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A Moment with our WBA Graduate- Aesha Porterfield

Posted on 12/18/2020 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Aesha Porterfield is the owner and grooming specialist of Phoenix Grooming Studio, which offers combines old school with new school by providing timeless haircuts with facials and aromatherapy, services that were traditionally only offered in a spa. She is also a graduate of LAEDA’s Women’s Business Academy. We had a chance to sit down with Aesha to ask about her experience with entrepreneurship and LAEDA WBC’s training program.

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