After 14 weeks of training graduates completed the course

The cute one on the left is Breeze Publisher Emeritus Staci Brown. From a different WEV class but we had to show Staci.

Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) recently celebrated the accomplishments of 19 women and men who successfully completed WEV’s Ventura County-based Advanced Spanish Self-Employment Training (SSET) course with a graduation ceremony held at Ventura Adult & Continuing Education (VACE) in Ventura.

After 14 weeks of 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, these graduates completed the course with the necessary tools and support needed to start or expand their businesses.

“We are so proud of the dedication and passion these graduates showed in class” said Leticia Sandoval, WEV Spanish Program Coordinator. “Even though some had to travel or come straight after a long day of work, they committed to doing the work and now have graduated with more confidence and the resources necessary to achieve their dreams. We can’t wait to see how far they can go!”

The graduates range from first-time business owners to those who have turned to WEV to help expand their existing businesses. Graduate businesses and business ideas include blacksmithing, construction, day care providers, produce vendors, folkloric dresses, ice cream shops, personal empowerment coaching, housecleaning, and more.

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