Events & Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

Friday, April 16, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

Strong Women, Strong Coffee

Connect, Collaborate, Learn with WEV. Strong Women, Strong Coffee is our monthly meet-up/community empowerment group and we invite you to join us online (with your favorite morning brew) one Friday each month from 9:00am to 10:00am. You'll meet a special guest speaker and enjoy the opportunity to share, listen and support one another in reaching your business goals.

Friday, April 16, noon-12:45 p.m.

COVID-19 Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

This event will include an overview of SBA programs and services designed to help our small business community recover, including Economic Aid available through the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Small businesses will receive information pertaining to PPP First and Second Draw, the PPP application process, PPP Loan Forgiveness process, the Shuttered Venues Operator Grant, Restaurant Revitalization Fund, and Economic Injury Disaster Loans.

Monday, April 19, noon

COVID-19 Business Resources From the American Rescue Plan

Join the County of Santa Barbara and the Economic Development Collaborative to review current COVID-19 business resources recently made available through the American Rescue Plan! Learn about new opportunities, how to access them and where to start with programs like EIDL, PPP, UI Benefits, Federal Grants and more. This free event will provide an overview of existing and upcoming resources with a dedicated Q&A portion to hear answers to your specific questions.

Monday, April 19, 3:00 p.m. 

Latitudes Fine Art Gallery

Join the City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability Division and the Ventura Chamber of Commerce on Facebook Live every Monday at 3:00 p.m. and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in April as they highlight Chamber Businesses that have been certified through the City's Green Certified Business Program.

Tuesday, April 20, 1:00 p.m. 

What the Most Successful Businesses Are Doing in 2021 - Trends You’ll Want to Jump on Now

Join SCORE for a conversation with Rieva Levonsky, CEO of GrowBiz Media and SmallBizDaily, Ross Herosian, Founder & CEO of Tricycle Creative, and Blake Clark, Global Vice President of Software Advice, about continuing patterns, new small business trends, and the biggest changes that will impact your business this year. You’ll discover:

  • How small and midsize businesses adapted and survived in 2020 (and what you can emulate)
  • Patterns from 2020 that persist in 2021 and what’s changed about them
  • What customers are expecting this year
  • Where digital commerce and contactless experiences are headed and what to do about it
  • New trends to watch out for now, in the latter half of 2021, and beyond 
  • Register HERE

Wednesday, April 21, noon-12:45 p.m. 

Disaster Recovery & Economic Resiliency for Female Entrepreneurs

The SBA recently launched Ascent, an innovative, interactive digital platform packed with resources women business owners need to set and achieve their business goals. During these challenging times, Ascent can help you examine both internal and external factors that may have arisen because of COVID-19 or other natural disasters to help you set up a comprehensive recovery strategy. This webinar will take you through the Disaster & Economic Recovery Journey in Ascent with resources to help you understand changing market demand, how to support your employees through disaster, and strategies for recovery including access to capital and economic aid.

Thursday, April 22, 2:00 p.m. 

Reach Customers Online with Google

Learn how to make your business easier to find online. This workshop explains how Google Search works and how you can improve your website's visibility with Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The session also introduces products like Business Profile on Google, Google Trends, Search Console, Google Analytics, Google Ads, and more. Presented by SCORE. In this workshop we’ll discuss best practices for:

  • Improving your website’s visibility in Google’s organic search results, on all devices
  • Creating a free Business Profile on Google
  • Advertising your business on Google
  • Register HERE

Friday, April 23, noon

COVID-19 Business Resources – EIDL, PPP, UI and Grants

The EDC invites you to join their webinar series on alternative Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:00 pm to answer questions about EIDL, PPP, UI, Grants and all currently available COVID-19 related business resources. Please register in advance. Space is limited.

Tuesday, April 27, 10:00 a.m.

Plan Your Website for Online Success

You know you need a website for your business. But, how do you set it up for online success? First, you need to have a solid plan in place. Fortunately, this webinar will help with exactly that! This webinar, presented by Co-Founder of Cardsetter Jessica Baldwin, will share a comprehensive plan for your business's website. Attendees may also request the free website planning workbook upon completion of the webinar. Presented by SCORE

After the session, you’ll have a better understanding of:

  • Your website’s audience
  • Feature and functionality needs
  • Content planning
  • How to choose the right platform
  • Best practices for online success
  • Register HERE

Additional Webinars

  • Click HERE for additional live and recorded SCORE webinars
  • Click HERE for additional live and recorded EDC webinars
  • Click HERE for additional live and recorded WEV webinars
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