Turn your side hustle into a full-time job

Eradicating Poverty in Los Angeles through Entrepreneurship Webinar Series

Have you ever considered entrepreneurship as a way to control your time and your income stream? Do you have a side hustle that you wish you could make your full-time job?

Business ownership can help people become financially independent, support job growth and strengthen local economies. But ending systemic wealth inequality is not a simple task. Building wealth from within our communities for generations requires resources and education in financial literacy, access to safe capital and much more.

Join Small Business Majority, The Los Angeles County Department of Economic Opportunity and End Poverty in California (EPIC) for a series of webinars to prepare you to grow and scale your business. This seven-part curriculum is designed to help aspiring and new small business owners navigate the complicated steps of establishing a business and becoming financially empowered. Webinars will be held on the fourth Thursday of every month at 5:00pm, starting February 23, 2023.

Registrations for this series are closed. With questions, please contact Jessica Anguiano at [email protected].

Webinars in the series:

How to start a small business
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Presented by: Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Center
During this session, we will be presenting on why entrepreneurship may be the best path for you and where to get started when writing your business plan, incorporating your business and more.

Scaling your freelance work​
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Presented by: BELLA Entrepreneurs and small business owners Renaldo Saunders and Alexander Orozco
Did you test drive your freelance skills or have a side hustle focused on your passion project? In this webinar, we will have special guests who will share their stories on how they took their side hustles to the next level by forming a business venture.

Financial Literacy 101: The 5 Cs of credit and more​
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Presented by: Accessity and Funded w/LadyK
Before you start or grow your business, you’ll need some financial literacy basics. In this session, we’ll discuss financial capacity and funding options to help you start and build a scalable business. We will be joined by experts in these fields who will cover how to prepare financial statements and business fundamentals like cash flow and the 5 Cs of credit.

Access to Capital 101: Alternative funding options for small businesses​
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Presented by: Bethel LA Community Development Corporation and Inclusive Action for the City​
Not all capital is created equal. During this workshop we help you navigate financing options, spot predatory lending practices and find free local technical assistance.

Meet your local small business support network​
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Presented by: County of Los Angeles Department of Economic Opportunity, Mission Asset Fund and Los Angeles Economic Equity Accelerator & Fellowship  (LEEAF)
Both new and established small business owners are often unaware of the free and low-cost resources that exist in their community. In this workshop we highlight the different types of business advisors, attorneys and legal expertise, bookkeepers, marketers, and financial advisors that offer their services to small business owners for free or for very low-cost.

Legal structure and accounting tips for small business
Date: Thursday, July 27, 2023
Time: 5:00pm PT
Presented by: Alliance of Black Women Accountants (ABWA)
This session will be facilitated by an attorney and focuses on legal hurdles, such as classifying a business as an LLC or a corporation, negotiating a commercial lease, understanding contracts, hiring employees and providing benefits.

Building Generational Wealth: A fireside chat with established LA business owners
Date: Thursday, August 24, 2023
Time: 5:00pm PT
Presented by: End Poverty in California (EPIC), BELLA Entrepreneurs and small business owner Corissa Hernandez
Entrepreneurship is a path to wealth and prosperity. During this panel, we will discuss the long term benefits of business ownership and steps to follow to help build generational wealth as a small business owner.