Pictured with Bella Entrepreneurs staff, East LA BusinessSource Program Director Irma Vargas (pictured far left), and Pico-Union BSC Business/Loan Counselor Ivan Vasquez (pictured second from right)
Representatives from the East Los Angeles and Pico-Union/Westlake BusinessSource Centers recently participated in the Small Business Resource Expo at The Goddess Mercado BELLA (Brillantes Emprendedoras Latinas de Los Angeles) Takeover event, Celebrando Madres Emprendedoras. The event took place at the Hilda Solis Learning Academy parking lot in East LA.

“The BusinessSource Centers have historically been a resource for entrepreneurial Angelenos. Now that the City is in recovery mode from the pandemic, the BSC teams are in action mode to help East LA businesses pivot, grow and thrive again,” said Irma Vargas, program director for the East LA BSC, which is overseen by EWDD contractor New Economics for Women (NEW).

“The Goddess Mercado BELLA Takeover Event provided microenterprises and small businesses an opportunity to sell their products and services and engage with organizations such as the New Economics for Women ELA Business Source Center. We provided education and tips with them in the areas of marketing, increasing market share and concepts on access to capital. It was a win-win for all of us!"

EWDD’s BusinessSource and WorkSource Centers offer a variety of Business Services, including several Financial Programs and Development Incentives for businesses of all sizes. Learn how EWDD can help.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of May 16, 2021. Read this issue and more.