Following the May 31st grand opening of the Southeast Los Angeles BusinessSource Center (BSC), the center hit the ground running, hosting a variety of events to assist local businesses.
Overseen by EWDD partner Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD), the Southeast LA BSC, on Friday, June 17th, the center hosted a Juneteenth celebration and workshop in partnership with Chase Bank. The ‘Emancipation and Empowerment’ event allowed attendees to meet District 9 Councilman Curren Price and BSC staff to learn more about available services and upcoming training workshops.
On June 28th, the BSC launched a workshop series starting with “Clearing the Fog of Certification.” This highly informative presentation provided attendees with an overview of the myriad of benefits and opportunities that exist through both government and private sector procurement.
The second workshop, “Accounting with QuickBooks,” was held on June 29th. Topics discussed included the reasons why accounting software is necessary, how it helps individuals understand how well they’re doing day-to-day and which options are the most affordable and easiest to purchase.
On July 13th the BusinessSource Center, along with Chase Bank presented “Building a Business Foundation,” which covered topics such as how to think like an entrepreneur; developing purpose, mission, and vision; conducting a SWOT analysis; choosing a business structure; developing a business model canvas chart, and agility and resistance audit. This workshop is part of Chase Bank’s $30 billion-dollar Racial Equity Commitment designed to improve the racial wealth gap within Black and Latino communities. The next workshop, “Marketing in a Digital World,” is scheduled for Wednesday, August 10th.
EWDD’s network of 10 BusinessSource Centers offer various levels of assistance to microenterprises, small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs in the City of Los Angeles as a way to revitalize the local economy by providing services and resources to help business owners launch viable businesses, grow revenue streams, stabilize, and create jobs.
You can reach the new Southeast LA BusinessSource Center by calling 323-450-7226 or emailing southeastLABSC@coalitionrcd.org.