Women’s Economic Ventures will offer a free orientation from 6 to 7 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 15 in Thousand Oaks.
The local nonprofit helps entrepreneurs start or expand businesses through training, loans and other resources.
For more information, including location or to register, call (805) 667-8004 or go to www.wevonline.org/set-orientations.
Self-employment Training: This 14-week program provides guidance on how to start, operate or expand a business.
Topics include finances, marketing and sales, public relations and advertising, legal and insurance issues, record keeping and how to write a business plan.
The program is offered in both English and Spanish. Participants are required to attend the orientation workshop.
Business Plan Intensive: This accelerated, six-week business plan course is designed for business professionals who need access to capital quickly. The course includes an emphasis on financial intelligence and inte- grated marketing techniques and a viability study.
WEV is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. For more details, call (805) 965-6073.
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