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Call for Expert Consultants

Women’s Economic Ventures

Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) is looking for expert consultants to volunteer for Thrive in Five, a program that encourages existing small businesses to grow and thrive. Thrive in Five provides long-term, individualized training, consulting and coaching for entrepreneurs who have already written a business plan and launched their business, but need assistance with stabilizing and/or growing their companies.

Success is achieved through regular meetings with WEV staff, consultants and coaches who facilitate accountability to the business owner’s strategic goals.  WEV enrolls only the most dedicated individuals who can commit to working with Thrive in Five for at least twelve months and up to five years.

If you are interested in volunteering to become a Thrive in Five expert consultant to support local entrepreneurs, please contact Program Director, Tea Silvestre, at  [email protected].

About Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV)

WEV is dedicated to creating an equitable and just society through the economic empowerment of women. Since 1991, WEV has been providing self-employment training, technical assistance and microloans to primarily low-income women. Today, WEV offers a continuum of programs to help women succeed at every stage of the business lifecycle. Services include comprehensive self-employment training program, advanced training, business consulting, coaching and networking opportunities to help individuals to start, launch, grow and sustain a business. WEV’s service area includes Santa Barbara, Ventura and Kern Counties, with offices in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Frazier Park. WEV’s Small Business Loan Fund provides start-up and expansion loans to pre-bankable microenterprises. WEV was designated a Community Development Financial Institution in 1999 by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In 2005, the Small Business Administration recognized WEV as the most productive Women’s Business Center in the nation. The WEV Web site is at

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