Class Details


8 weeks


Varies; Online or In-Person Training Options

Regular Fee

No fee


In Spanish

Class Dates

September 12, 2023 – November 2, 2023

Class Schedule

Tu 6:00-8:00 PM; We 6:00-8:00 PM; Th 6:00-8:00 PM

Create a plan to grow your business.

Explore the necessary steps to grow your business through activities and discussions. You will have the opportunity to get your questions answered, learn from experts and your peers, and write a simple business plan. Simple tools and templates will be provided to help you create your plan.

Understand your financial readiness to be a small business owner.

By reviewing your personal budget, projected profit and expenses, and business start-up costs, you will identify the necessary financial steps you will need to take and the additional resources you will need to grow your business.

Apply for a $7,500 grant.

After completing the course, you will have the opportunity to submit your business plan and apply for a small business grant of $7,500. If you are awarded a grant, you also receive additional assistance from mentors and advisors to help you implement your business plan.


The enrollment for Ventura County residents is closed.  Enrollment for Santa Barbara County residents will open in fall 2023. To be placed on our interest list, complete an interest form and we will reach out to you when enrollment opens in your area.

If you have received WEV Grant Funding in the last 2 years, you are not eligible to participate in Emprendimiento at this time.

"Being a great entrepreneur, constant learning, and reinvention is a key part of the true American dream."

Manlio César Correa, Emprendimiento Instructor

What people are saying…


Get Ahead

The benefit was learning the basics of how to start a business and meeting other people who also want to get ahead.


Highly Effective

The instructor was very effective and explained everything to us very well. Any questions, he answered and explained clearly without hesitation.


The Necessary Information

It is a very beneficial program for all those people who have the plan to start a business. It gives you the necessary information.


We Are Not Alone

We are not alone, there are many organizations that can help us. WEV has several professional staff who help give us information on anything we need.


A Great Help

It is a great help for us as a community to be able to move forward with our dreams of being entrepreneurs.