13 03, 2017

Microloans for Micro-Entrepreneurs Program Announcement

By | March 13th, 2017|News, Press Release, Small Business News|0 Comments

Four women among first recipients of new ‘Microloans for Micro-Entrepreneurs Program’ presented by VEDC and Avon LLC on March 13, 2017. Sherman Oaks, CA – Four entrepreneurs were among the first recipients of the Microloans for Micro-Entrepreneurs Program developed for home businesses by VEDC – a non-profit small business lender founded in 1976. The one-day [...]

7 03, 2017

Elite Dance & Performing Arts – VEDC Spotlight

By | March 7th, 2017|Blog, California, Small Business Information, Spotlight|0 Comments

Toni Ricci is anything but a typical dance instructor. Her friendly smile and business-like demeanor speak to her strong character and drive to achieve what few have: a successful dance studio and hundreds of students who call her business their second home. “I was five when I realized, ‘I really want to do this [...]

16 02, 2017

Celebrating Black History Month: Annie Malone

By | February 16th, 2017|African-American, Blog, Women|0 Comments

Annie Turnbo Malone was a businesswoman and philanthropist from Illinois, known for her cosmetic inventions and the Poro College. Because of her work, she’s sometimes referred to as the “mother” of the African American cosmetics, hair care, and beauty industries. Malone was also the first black female millionaire in America. […]

6 02, 2017

Celebrating Black History Month: George Washington Carver

By | February 6th, 2017|African-American, Blog, Spotlight|0 Comments

George Washington Carver was one of the most prominent scientists and inventors of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, an American icon, and a true entrepreneur and lifetime student. His life was dedicated to educating, learning, and inventing new tools and technologies to better the lives of Americans and the world. […]