What We Do

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.

Free Orientation!

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 Attend a free 1-hour orientation to learn about WEV's Self-Employment Training (SET) course! Those that enroll in the course by November 25th may attend an exclusive workshop, 'Paper Napkin Financials,' developed by instructor Julie Samson!

Client of the Month

headshot  fron pageCarolin Hauser started Carolin Hauser Intuitive Business Healing after taking advantage of SET, Thrive in Five®, and a WEV loan.  Business is booming as she helps other businesses grow. Read more here!


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Giving Thanks!

By Lisa Champagne-Minyard, Thrive in Five® Program Manager

How do you show appreciation to your customers, employees and vendors for all of their efforts and support? Read further to get some thoughtful ideas.

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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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