& Revitalizing the Community
Starting your own business can be challenging, but thanks to the Latin American Economic Development Association (LAEDA), its Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP), and two grants totaling $5,000 from the Investors Foundation and the Roma Community Bank Foundation, it may be getting a little easier!
Ishia Morton is the owner and operator of Bookkeeping Lab, 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.
On a February evening, several women came to the LAEDA seminar room to hear WBC Program Manager, Jamie Shanker, present on the key components necessary for starting a small business. From pondering viability to marketing to financing, this “Business Basics” seminar was a 2-hour comprehensive overview of the decisions that go in to setting up a small business. Our 5-week Jump Start and 9-week EDTP courses go in to more detail on all of these topics.
CAMDEN -- Bank of America has announced The Latin American Economic Development Association, Inc. (LAEDA) as a 2016 Neighborhood Builder. The nonprofit is being recognized for its economic and entrepreneurial development work in challenged communities across South Jersey. LAEDA's work in Camden, specifically, has contributed to the community's revitalization and growth. Through Neighborhood Builders, Bank of America provides nonprofits with a unique combination of leadership development opportunities, $200,000 in flexible funding to support nonprofit initiatives, a network of peer organizations across the U.S. and the opportunity to access capital in order to expand their impact in South Jersey communities.
On January 26, 2017, LAEDA hosted a seminar/workshop, attended by 40 entrepreneurs, to learn the role of perfecting your website, social, and email and the effects of valuable branding campaigns in attracting more customers and increasing your business presence. Joyce Garabedian, owner of Web and Logo Solutions, shared her expertise on ways to get your social media and email working for you, the latest technologies to build up your brand and protect it, build your customers loyalty along with growing your business, and much more.
Judy Money Shappell is the owner and operator of Boogie-Eyed Creeps LLC, 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.
Reprinted from courierpostonline.com
Many drivers are still reeling from a 23-cent increase in the state’s gas tax that took effect in November, raising New Jersey’s fuel prices from some of the lowest in the nation to near the middle of the pack. But with the new year, residents will find some relief in a collection of tax cuts that were passed in tandem with the increase in the levy on motor fuels — part of a deal between Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic lawmakers to shore up the state’s insolvent Transportation Trust Fund, which pays for transportation infrastructure projects.
Chimere Dotson is the owner and operator of Affluent Services, 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.
Devoted entrepreneurs gathered together at LAEDA Headquarters to learn the role of online reputation and the effects of living in the digital age when it comes to business image. Learning about Internet etiquette, ways to strengthen online presence, how to address negative feedback and reputation management are all-important tasks that help to keep a positive online reputation and social media presence. The seminar served as an overview on how to discover the pros and cons of what type and how much information to share online. Jamila Powell, EDTP Assistant Program Manager, shared her expertise on reputation management, how to protect your business from negative reviews online, how to survive in the digital age, the type of information to share online, and much more.
Committed entrepreneurs gathered together at LAEDA Headquarters to learn the role of having good credit when it comes to success or failure for a business. Also, to learn about tactics of starting a business, building and fixing credit, and begin on the right track for starting a business. The seminar served as an overview on how the business will have struggles and challenges without having good credit and how personal credit history plays a significant part in the success as well. Annabel Soto, Administrative Assistant of LAEDA, shared her expertise on credit management, how to calculate your FICO score, how your credit score is affected, and how to fix your credit.
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