Women's Economic Ventures (WEV) helps Santa Barbara and Ventura County residents start and grow small businesses through training, loans and consulting. WEV's mission is to create an equitable and just society through the economic empowerment of women.
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Attend one of WEV's free 1-hour orientations to learn about WEV's upcoming classes, year-round consulting program and business loans!
Client of the Month
Michael Barriere, SET alumni, started BarrierEnergy Associates in 2011 and has utilized two WEV loans to further his mission of improving the quality of local homes and businesses through energy waste reduction. Read morehere!
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WEV Gotta Blog!
Spooky Credit Myths
By Devon Johnson, WEV's Director of Lending
During this Halloween season, WEV’s Director of Lending reveals some of the spooky myths about credit and scares away common misconceptions.
Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)
WEV has been a certified CDFI since 1999. CDFIs are mission-driven financial institutions that are dedicated to providing financial services to meet the needs of economically disadvantaged individuals within underserved communities.
U.S. Microenterprise Census
Women's Economic Ventures (WEV) is proud to be a member of Microtracker, and one of the 696 Microenterprise Development Organizations recognized by the annual U.S. Microenterprise Census.