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(READER SUBMITTED CONTENT) – On Wednesday, August 12th, Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) celebrated the accomplishments of fourteen men and women graduating from the WEV en Español’s Basic Self-Employment Training (SET) program.

Students in the four week course explored the risks and benefits of starting different businesses, characteristics important to becoming a successful entrepreneur, and they evaluated their own strengths and abilities. Graduates left the course with an understanding of whether they are ready to take the next steps in launching their own business. Some businesses and business concepts include an art gallery, a hair salon and a housing cleaning service.

“These graduates took a small but important step in determining their readiness for starting their own business,” said Leticia Sandoval, WEV Spanish Program Coordinator. “We are excited to see what the next few months brings for each graduate.”

Spanish Self-Employment Training (SSET)

WEV’s 12- week advanced Self-Employment Training course is the next step to starting a business. The program provides week-by-week training on topics including finances, marketing and sales, public relations and advertising, legal and insurance issues, record keeping, and how to write a business plan. Participants leave the course with a complete business plan including a marketing plan, a cash flow projection, an operations plan, and a core network to help sustain the business.

The next Advanced Self-Employment Training course in Spanish begins September 16th in Oxnard. Interested participants can sign up to attend a free one-hour orientation workshop prior to next course. The next Spanish orientations will take place:

  • Thursday, August 20th, 2015 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Ventura County WEV Office, 290 Maple Court Suite #256, Ventura, CA 93003
  • Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Ventura Avenue Senior Adult Center Topa Topa Room, 550 N. Ventura Ave, Ventura, CA 93001

Last day to register is Friday, August 28th. For more information or to register for an orientation, contact Leticia Sandoval, Spanish Program Coordinator at 805-456-2341.

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. WEV offers a continuum of programs to help both women and men start, stabilize and grow small businesses. WEV’s service area includes Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, with offices in Santa Barbara and Ventura. As a non-profit community lender, the WEV Loan Program provides start-up and expansion loans of up to $50,000. For more information, visit WEV’s website at


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