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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.

Courses Enrolling Now!

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 WEV's Self-Employment Training (SET) course begins in September. Sign up for an orientation TODAY, as applicants that enroll by July 18th can attend WEV's exclusive 'Plan for Success in SET' workshop!

Client of the Month

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Cassie Woods, Thrive in Five client and WEV loan fund recipient, opened Children's Therapy Network in 2008 after taking SET.  She now offers holistic and comprehensive therapy to over 300 clients!  Read more here!

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WEV Connects Event

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Join us on August 13th at SpiceTopia in Downtown Ventura for this free networking event!

Wednesday, August 13th
6:00-8:00 pm
FREE!

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Polls

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Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)

Color Certified CDFI LogoWEV 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

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