RISE Offices Farewell

After 25 years at the same location, serving over 106,000 local residents and entrepreneurs, delivering over $10.4 Million in micro- and small business loans, helping over 315 families purchase First-Time Homes accessing over $300,000,000 in mortgages from area banks, delivering over 1200 workshops and training sessions, well, there was a lot to do! There were … Continue reading RISE Offices Farewell

Powering Forward | Power Luncheon 2018

In support of our new affordable housing project and community reinvestment efforts, we invite and encourage you to purchase one or more event sponsorships and share this information with colleagues, to help us increase the awareness and support of our work. The sponsorship levels are described on the attached reservation form. All sponsorships purchased at the Investor level … Continue reading Powering Forward | Power Luncheon 2018

USC Retail Space Opportunity for Entrepreneurs

{This special opportunity is a result of a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) negotiated by United Neighbors in Defense Against Displacement (UNIDAD) Coalition. CD Tech, RISE, Conaxion, and a host of other partners have been tasked with identifying a small business(es) to occupy retail space at The Lorenzo Apartment Complex (USC student luxury housing). Types of businesses preferred are retail and food-based … Continue reading USC Retail Space Opportunity for Entrepreneurs

Life on A Shoestring in Beverly Hills?

It's all about cost savings and inspiration, stretching the dollars with day-to-day living for men and women! by Christine Redlin, Author of "Life on A Shoestring in Beverly Hills?" Beverly Hills has been my home as a single woman apartment renter since 1988 -- and I never had 2nd income help from a significant other. … Continue reading Life on A Shoestring in Beverly Hills?

A Women Veteran Role Makes Sitcom History

  Legendary producer Norman Lear (“Good Times”, “All in the Family”, “Maude”, “The Jeffersons”) has remade the hit “One Day at a Time” to feature a female veteran as the head of house. WOVEN (Women Veteran Entrepreneur Network) has been invited to attend a taping of the Netflix show on Sony Studios lot in Los … Continue reading A Women Veteran Role Makes Sitcom History

#GetFunded | SBDI Workshop for Business Credit and Capital

The Small Business Development Initiative (SBDI) provides assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs with building business credit with a guarantee of reaching at least $100,000 in business credit/funding. RSVP here! As a member of the Money Smart Alliance co-founded by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Association (FDIC), … Continue reading #GetFunded | SBDI Workshop for Business Credit and Capital

RISE + ConaXion team up with LivePlan!

LivePlan, the "world's leading business plan software" is now available through RISE and ConaXion for a discounted rate to all clients going through our platform. Simply click this link and receive a 45% discount of 6 months of this powerful, easy-to-use business planning tool. LivePlan business plans are SBA-approved and designed to grow with your business. … Continue reading RISE + ConaXion team up with LivePlan!

Be Insightful: Best Practices to Automate MailChimp, Twitter, and Instagram for Clues about Your Business

  by Hassan del Campo, Social Mediums If you’re running a small or micro business it’s likely you have your hand in the marketing. Even if you’re not managing all the activities associated with growing your business through social media, you most probably have had to put up a post promoting your upcoming book signing or … Continue reading Be Insightful: Best Practices to Automate MailChimp, Twitter, and Instagram for Clues about Your Business

7 Totally Useful Website Audit Hacks for Entrepreneurs (2017)

by Hassan del Campo, Social Mediums Web audits are like the proverbial routine doctor visits, in the digital realm. Let’s take a look at some key tools we’ve identified that should be in every business owner’s toolkit. Enjoy. LikeAlyzer – “LikeAlyzer helps you to measure and analyze the potential and effectiveness of your Facebook Pages. It … Continue reading 7 Totally Useful Website Audit Hacks for Entrepreneurs (2017)

Success Leaves Clues: 5 Pro tips for Selling on Thumbtack (2017)

Thumbtack is an online service that matches customers with local professionals. Currently, Thumbtack lists 1,100 types of services in categories such as home, wellness, events, and lessons. by Hassan del Campo, Social Mediums Is Thumbtack good for business? Depends on who you ask. With the plethora of online communities that allow for the careful exchange … Continue reading Success Leaves Clues: 5 Pro tips for Selling on Thumbtack (2017)