RESOURCES   .   TOOLS   .   KNOWLEDGE   .   INSPIRATION   .   NETWORKING   .   SUPPORT

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The Mayor's Office of Economic Development
Invites you to celebrate

Los-Angeles-Virtual-Wome's-Entrepreneurs

November 19, 2021

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Grow. Thrive. Flourish.

Thank you to all those that joined us!

about women's entrepreneurship day

In recognition of the significant impact women business owners have made on the Los Angeles economy and quality of life despite significant obstacles, Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles City Council declared November 19 to be Women's Entrepreneurship Day in Los Angeles. The goal of the LA WED Celebration is to inspire, empower, and catalyze diverse, yet like-minded individuals, agencies, and organizations to help women-owned businesses realize their full potential in Los Angeles and throughout the world. All are welcome to join in the celebration and partake in the resources available. It is a unique opportunity for current and aspiring entrepreneurs to create meaningful connections, get expert advice and information, and gather the support and resources necessary to set themselves up for success.

remarks

Welcome remarks by Mayor Eric Garcetti followed by remarks from founders in a variety of industries who will share their journey, lessons learned, and challenges on their pathway to successful business ownership.

breakout panel
discussions

Each hour, attendees will have the opportunity to participate on one of two panels. Each panel features experts that will provide insights and knowledge on specific topics.

office hours

Get direct access to experts from various industries and an opportunity for to ask questions directly. This provides an opportunity for you to gain individualized advice for your specific business as well as listen to questions from others.

resource expo

Take advantage of the different resources available to you at no-cost to help you start or grow you business.

one-on-one networking

Get to now other attendees. Share  best practices, ideas, and strategies. Collaborate!

keynote speakers:

 
 
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Mayor
Eric Garcetti

Mayor of Los Angeles City

featured entrepreneurs:

Lori Shao

Finli, Founder & CEO

Bricia Lopez

Guelaguetza, Founder & CEO

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Bridgid Coulter

Blackbird Founder

Lisa Hirsch

studio MDR, Founder

Johana Hernandez

GLAUDI, Founder 

Lisa Baski

TriFitLA, Founder 

 

breakout sessions:

New Growth

grow

Digital Marketplace

Market, sell, and grow your business for the holidays and beyond.

Get Help!

Assistance starting, building or growing your business

Succulents

thrive

Business Trends

Get ahead of the game.

Brick and Mortar Businesses

Adapt and thrive past the pandemic.

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flourish

Access to Capital

Where, when, and how to get financial help.

Mindset

Find the path for success and financial prosperity.

Indoor Plant

and beyond

Health & Wellness

Achieve a well-balanced life.

Networking

The art of influence

office hours:

Get your questions answered by top subject-matter experts. Office hours provides direct access to experts from various industries and an opportunity for business owners to ask questions directly. This provides an opportunity for you to gain individualized advice for your specific business as well as listen to questions from others. Expertise will be provided for the following:
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assistance
Access free 
business assistance in and out of the City of Los Angeles.

You need assistance? Most likely the City and its partners can offer the assistance you need free of charge:

  • Hiring

  • Loan/grant application packaging

  • Business Planning

  • Marketing

  • And much more!

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capital
 Discover alternatives ways for accessing capital to grow or start your business.

What are some alternatives ways of accessing capital that a business should consider? How and when should these alternatives be considered?

  • Crowdfunding

  • Grants

  • Venture Capital

  • and More!

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money mindset
 Find out if you have the right mindset to succeed from a leading expert.

Dr. Maria Nemeth, PhD, MCC offers purpose-driven people simple yet powerful tools for training our brains for success.

 

Designed and refined over decades of work with people all over the world, her work turns timeless wisdom into practical skills that have helped tens of thousands to live and serve with clarity, focus, ease, and grace.

Author of "The Energy of Money" and "Mastering Life’s Energies"

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When and how to access capital from Banks and CDFI's?

What are the best strategies?

Discover how to make a financial plan that sets you up for success.

loans
 Get to know loan options offered by Banks and
Community Development Financial Institutions.
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marketing
Explore strategies for getting noticed and increasing leads.

Speak with a SCORE marketing expert to determine the best strategies for your business. 

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Learn about protecting your business in the following areas (and more!):

  • COVID-19 protocols and vaccine policies

  • Hiring, Managing & Terminating Employees

  • Wage and hour issues (including classifications)

                           

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employment law legal aid

Get your employment law and "new regulations" questions answered.

 
 

resource expo:

resources
to help you start or grow your business

Female Business Owners

sponsor

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partners

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special thanks to
our planning committe
e

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Join the WEDO movement today at www.womenseday.org

See you next year!