OCEANSIDE, CA.- Military spouses and women were disproportionately impacted by the Pandemic, with many forced out of the workplace. Many women desire to make a career pivot. The National Veterans Chamber of Commerce, SCORE Mentors, and the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce have responded to this call to action by hosting the fourth cohort of its free business incubator program, this one focusing solely on social media.
The Women Entrepreneur Incubator program, which launches Sept. 22 via Zoom, is helping to train entrepreneurs to develop their part-time or full-time social media businesses. The three organizations are providing training, technical assistance, mentorship, peer-to-peer support, and financial information.
“Our aim is that the women entrepreneurs will learn how to be ‘Pandemic’, ‘Recession’ proof, and ‘Portable’ by investing in themselves,” says the Chamber’s workforce development coordinator, Victoria Carlborg. “Every business can use social media assistance, so this is a reliable career tract for women who desire to establish a home-based business.”
An added benefit of the incubator is that each entrepreneur will receive in-person coaching and mentoring will occur at the Oceanside Chamber’s office following the online training sessions. The next cohort begins September 22 from 2:30-4 p.m. Participants can register here.
About the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce — Founded in 1896, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to stimulate economic prosperity and foster a vibrant community. It is celebrating 125 years of serving the Oceanside business community, as well as its active-duty service members serving aboard the adjacent Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. The Chamber recently launched a workforce development program to collaborate with regional training and education programs to ensure job seekers are receiving employer-driven job training that produces enriching employment experiences.
About the National Veterans Chamber of Commerce — The National Veterans Chamber brings together programs, projects, organizations, people, and resources to the Military/Veteran community. The National Veterans Chamber’s main goal is to promote collaboration and support innovative ideas that will address Military/Veteran challenges faced during pre- and post-transition. The National Veterans Chamber focuses on issues that show transformative potential, including Education, Employment, Family,
Wellness and Entrepreneurship. The National Veterans Chamber is a Collaboration-Driven Organization open to new ideas and new strategies that will benefit the Communities we serve.
About SCORE — Since 1964, SCORE has helped 11 million entrepreneurs to start or grow a business. SCORE’s 10,000 volunteers provide free mentoring, workshops and educational services to 1,500+ communities nationwide, creating 45,027 new businesses and 74,535 non-owner jobs in 2020 alone.