VSEDC Initiatives

Food Service University

Open to start-up or existing businesses that have been established for less than 12 months.

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own restaurant or food truck? Join VSEDC’s Food Service University to find out how to take your entrepreneurial dreams from idea to conception! This 7-class course will give you the fundamentals for long-term success in the food industry.

CEO Series

This 9-week series is designed for start-ups and businesses operation within their first 2 years.

Led by our Senior Business Coach Jon Kinnard, this interactive series will prepare you to operate and scale your business successfully here in Los Angeles.

Business in the Pews

This 9-week course is designed to bridge the economic development gap in small businesses through churches and congregations, the single most powerful entity in our community.

Level Up

Led by business psychologist, Dr. Karen Semien McBride, LevelUp helps business owners shift the way they think about their business and make room for growth and sustainability.

Business Coaches

Lending and Financing

Training & Education



Access to Technology