Local business resources offer recovery workshops

Representatives from the Small Business Development Center for Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (SBDC), Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be presenting free workshops on resources available for small businesses affected by the Thomas fire and mudslides. The workshops will present information to help businesses that have suffered physical damage and/or financial losses connect with free consulting, business courses, emergency loans and long-term low-interest loans.

“We want business owners who have been impacted by the fire, floods and mudslides to know there is help available,” said Clare Briglio, Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County’s special services coordinator. “The SBDC and WEV are co-sponsoring these workshops to provide local businesses with accurate information and assistance to access the help they need to recover quickly.”

Workshops are available :

  • Thursdays, February 15 and 22
  • English workshop – 6:30 p.m.
  • Spanish workshop – 7:15 p.m.

WEV Office, 290 Maple Court, Suite 256 Ventura

For more information, call 965-6073 or email info@wevonline.org.

The SBDC is funded by the SBA and provides professional business assistance at no cost to businesses. Participating businesses are required to follow a well-defined scope of work and report their economic successes. These SBA milestones are defined as job creation, increase in sales, capital investment, jobs retained and businesses started.

EDC-VC is a private, nonprofit organization that serves as a business-to-government liaison to assist businesses in Ventura County by offering programs that enhance the economic vitality of the region. For more information about the Small Business Development Center, loan programs, manufacturing outreach and international trade program, or other services available to small businesses through EDC-VC, contact Bruce Stenslie at 384-1800 ext. 24 or bruce.stenslie@edc-vc.com. Or visit www.edc-vc.com.

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