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.

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 May 2nd can attend WEV's exclusive 'Plan for Success in SET' workshops!

Client of the Month

Steve LundbomWEV graduate, Steve Lundbom, pursued his passion for design and production by starting Inspiration Point Apparel in 2011, and is now expanding to reach a national client base.  Read more here!

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WEV Connects Event

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Join us on April 17th at Brasil Arts Café in Downtown Santa Barbara for this free networking event!

Thursday, April 17th
6:00-8:00 pm

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Aspen InstituteMicroTest, an initiative of the Aspen Institute, is a management tool that empowers microenterprise practitioners to gauge and improve their program performance and client outcomes. WEV has been a member since 1999.

U.S. Microenterprise Census

us microenterprise census were listedWomen's Economic Ventures (WEV) is proud to be one of the 696 Microenterprise Development Organizations recognized by the the U.S. Microenterprise Census in 2009.

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