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Our readers are offered a discount on Lorman seminars and courses. Check out their business, management and legal offers at this link to qualify for our discounts. They also offer green business training opportunities. Please visit for a complete listing of courses. Register online or call Lorman at 866-352-9539.

Small Business Microcredit for LA Businesses thru VEDC

VEDC provides training and microloan programs for small businesses in the Los Angeles downtown and San Fernando Valley areas.

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Small Business in Need of Short-term Financing

VEDC is making a microloan a day in our non-stop effort to help businesses survive through these times. I have great faith in this business and its owners, and know that it will be a shining star in Downtown’s Restaurant Row.”

Los Angeles Historic Downtown Retail Project

VEDC’s Historic Downtown Retail Project is a Los Angeles Business Assistance Program funded by the City of Los Angeles Community Development Department.

The Project assists in the revitalization of Historic Downtown with its business assistance services. Since 2004, the project has helped bring 46 businesses to the area, consulting with over 300 more. The project has also generated over 250 jobs and approximately $5 million in loans to establish businesses and purchase real estate.

VEDC is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration, and provides training, counseling and loan assistance for small businesses in the Los Angeles area.

VEDC has consistently provided services to small and medium sized business owners, entrepreneurs and members of the communities it serves. VEDC has grown to become the largest non-profit business development corporation in the metropolitan Los Angeles area. It operates and facilitates several programs & projects such as:

  • SBA Women’s Business Center
  • Historic Downtown Retail Project
  • San Fernando Valley Financial Development Corporation
  • Pacoima Development Federal Credit Union
  • San Fernando Learning Center
  • Valley Initiative for Business Expansion
  • Business Build, Connect, Grow 100 Program
Valley Economic Development Center

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