Providing programs structured to revitalize the physical, economic

and social life of the community of South Los Angeles


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Seminars, Forums & Networking Events


VSEDC’s Seminars & Roundtables are a valuable offering to the entrepreneur community providing information on timely and relevant topics for business owners. The seminar and roundtable series consist of inviting active business leaders in sectors such as business consulting, e-commerce, marketing, website development and the lending industry to present useful tools and information. Attendees benefit from the insight of professionals who are substantively involved in the industry and maintain up-to-the-minute knowledge about trends and developments affecting business owners. These events are structured in an interactive format which encourages questions from attendees and allows for feedback.


An abbreviated sample of recent offerings include:


“Protecting You, Your Family and Your Business: Retirement Planning for Entrepreneurs”

“Leadership & Management Techniques and Tips for Entrepreneurs”

“Target Marketing for Small Business Owners”

“Everything Accounted For: Quickbooks Accounting for Small Businesses”

“Sales Strategies for the Holiday Season”

“You’re Hired: Contracts & Procurement”


Entrepreneur-To-Entrepreneur: Business Networking

Recognizing the potential that lies in business owners dialoguing and collaborating with other business owners, VSEDC coordinates networking events three times a year. These events provide business owners the opportunity to interact with other entrepreneurs to exchange best practices, triumphs and challenges. Annual networking events include:


CEO Sisters: Panel Discussion & Networking Mixer (October)

Holiday Networking Mixer (December


Special Forums

In addition to ongoing workshops and networking events, VSEDC also periodically sponsors day-long forums on topics relevant to business owners. Recent events have included:


Lending Forum—annual event consisting of workshops on building personal and business credit, a panel discussion with lending representatives and one-on-one technical assistance on lending

Business Resource Forum—event which covers tax considerations for business owners, State Enterprise Zone incentives and contract procurement resources


View the Program Calendar for information on upcoming events.

To view photographs from recent events, click here.



1130 West Slauson Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90044

Tel: (323) 753-2335

Fax: (323) 753-6710


Business Source Center

6109 South Western Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90047

Tel: (323) 789-4515

Fax: (323) 789-4524

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