Upon completing Women’s Economic Ventures’ Business Plan Intensive, an accelerated six-week course in business plan writing, graduates emerge with the tools to guide them through their business, including a marketing plan, cash flow projections, operations plan, and a core network to help sustain the business.

Recent graduate businesses and business ideas include: Maison K, a lifestyle retail boutique in Montecito; De Marcos Fashion Academy, a fashion and design teaching center; a wind turbine engineering service; a nonprofit arts education organization; and a DIY art kit delivery service among others.

Business Plan Intensive is perfect for new entrepreneurs and current business owners who need to implement a launch or a growth strategy and need an infusion of capital to succeed.

Self-Employment Training and Business Plan Intensive courses are part of the continuum of programs WEV offers to help women start-up, launch, grow, and sustain their own business, including: business consulting, advanced business training, and small business start-up and expansion loans.

The next Self-Employment Training and Business Plan Intensive courses begin in the fall, with free orientations happening now. WEV is dedicated to creating an equitable and just society through the economic empowerment of women.

For more information, click here or call 805.965.6073.

— Danielle Deltorchio is a publicist representing Women’s Economic Ventures.