Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) launches its 4-session ‘Exploring Entrepreneurship’ (‘Explore’) course in October after a successful pilot over the summer. With 26 years of experience in entrepreneurial and economic development for women, WEV adds this shorter course to its cadre of services in order to meet the needs of those considering starting a small business.
“We found that women were looking for an intensive but accessible way to test their business idea(s) and preparedness for entrepreneurship before making the leap,” says Program Manager, Leah Gonzales. “The ‘Exploring Entrepreneurship’ course provides the right environment and mix of skill-building and activities to empower participants to make a solid decision about pursuing their idea.”
Course topics include myth busting about entrepreneurship, defining target market and conducting market research, personal and business finances, and conducting a SWOT (Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats) analysis of the business idea and owner.
After completing Explore, participants may decide to enroll in WEV’s 14-week business planning course, or create a 2-year plan for launch, or recognize that entrepreneurship may not be a fit – all positive outcomes for the brief course.
Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) Launches ‘Exploring Entrepreneurship’ Course
Ventura: Thursdays; October 19th – November 16th, 2017 (excluding November 2nd), 6:00-9:00pm
Santa Barbara: Tuesdays; October 17th – November 14th, 2017 (excluding October 31st), 6:00-9:00pm
Registration: Attendance of a WEV orientation is required; visit the Explore webpage: