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About Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV), www.wevonline.org

Women’s Economic Ventures is dedicated to creating an equitable and just society through the economic empowerment of women. WEV provides small business and professional training, advisory services, and small business loans to help individuals start, grow, and thrive in their business and career. While WEV's focus is on women, it welcomes people of all gender identities into the WEV community. Services are provided in both English and Spanish, and in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

Since 1991, WEV has provided business training and small business advisory services to more than 19,000 people throughout Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. WEV has made over $6.4 million in small business loans and helped more than 5,000 local businesses start or expand, generating an estimated $770 million in annual sales and creating nearly 12,000 local jobs. WEV is a U.S. Small Business Administration’s Women’s Business Center (WBC) and Microlender, as well as a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). 

About Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV), www.wevonline.org

Women’s Economic Ventures is dedicated to creating an equitable and just society through the economic empowerment of women. WEV provides small business and professional training…

Issue Areas Include

  • Economic Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Literacy & Personal Finance
  • Microfinance
  • Women

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