March 2, 2021

United Way Grants WEDC Funds for Entrepreneurship Training

WHITE PLAINS, NY (March 2, 2021) United Way of Westchester and Putnam awarded the Women’s Enterprise Development Center $5,000 towards its Spanish 60-Hour Entrepreneurship Training Course.

Studies show self-employment through entrepreneurship provides low-income individuals with the opportunity to step out of poverty or supplement low wages earned in the job market and become economically self-sufficient.

“We thank United Way for its generous support,” said WEDC CEO Anne Janiak. “Through its training programs and services, WEDC opens the door to business ownership for low-to-moderate income women and minorities in Westchester County and the Hudson Valley and helps them to create profitable businesses to support themselves and their families. We could not do this without having partners like United Way.”

Small business owners, especially lower-income Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs, lack access to business training which is a predictor of success among small business owners. This program provides the necessary support to Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs so that they may experience success post-COVID-19.

“We are pleased to aid initiatives such as WEDC’s Entrepreneurship Training Course to further the work United Way does to advance the financial stability of residents in our community,” said Tom Gabriel, president and CEO of United Way of Westchester and Putnam.

WEDC’s Spanish 60-Hour Entrepreneurial Training program consists of, but is not limited to, the following business topics:

● Legal business structures
● Understanding and projecting your financials
● Business management skills and organization
● Internet & social media marketing to attract customers
● Technology for business
● Market research skills