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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.

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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

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

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Is Crowd Funding Right For You?

By Devon Johnson, WEV’s Director of Lending

Learn about some key aspects of crowdfunding to see if it could be a successful way to finance your business. 

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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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