Smart Entrepreneurial Training (SET)

Class Details


14 weeks

Regular Fee*



In English

Class Schedule

See Class Schedule Options below.

Develop a thorough, actionable business plan to help you launch or grow.

In WEV’s most comprehensive course, you will learn about all aspects of running a small business. From entrepreneurial mindset to cashflow projections to marketing plans, the class not only teaches you the theory but focuses on the practical details of business ownership. The course walks you through the creation of detailed plans for each critical area of your business and, at the end, you will bring this work together into a well-developed business plan.

Strengthen your marketing and financial skills as a business owner.

Having both solid marketing plans and sound financial plans is key to business success. This course dives deep into both topics, including researching your target market, creating customer avatars, creating a strategic marketing plan, and creating two years’ worth of financial projections.

Learn about running a small business in a supportive community.

WEV has run various forms of SET for over 30 years, and the benefit most consistently mentioned by graduates is the support and accountability they gain in the class from their peers and instructor. These supportive relationships are established and nurtured through both in-person and online sessions.


Class Schedule Options

During enrollment, you will have the opportunity to select one of the following class schedules to participate in. Class spaces are limited.

8/21/24 - 11/29/24TBAEnglishOnline or in-person optionCamarillo


*Alternative pricing available – review FAQs for more detail

"SET helped put WEV on the map as a leading Women’s Business Center in the nation. The ongoing success of SET graduates speaks for itself!"

Nicole Raden, WEV Program Officer

What people are saying…


Consistent Support

The biggest benefits were learning about all aspects of a business from a knowledgeable teacher; access to experts in different areas; having consistent support and encouragement.


Empowering Tools

FABULOUS and LIFE CHANGING course. The biggest benefits were the financial and marketing units, which were areas of struggle in the past. Now I have the tools to tackle them! So empowering!


Clear Structure and Tremendous Support

The SET curriculum gave me a clear structure for the business plan and tremendous support.  I feel I have a better understanding of my next steps for my business and a business plan that I am very proud of so far.  I know it will continue to be updated and perfected  —  the SET class provided a strong foundation


Professional Language to Talk About My Business

Having the opportunity to get so clear about so many things helps me feel like I have the language to talk about my business more professionally, and pitch it to others!


Standing Tall

The knowledge you receive over these 14 weeks, you come out standing tall and armed with everything you need to yell “I’ve got this!” The fear dissipates and you can start making your dream a reality.