Minding Your Business: Watts Small Business Summit

On Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 4p, the Watts Rising Displacement Avoidance Working Group hosted the Minding Your Business Event, in partnership with the MCS HarborWatts BusinessSource Center.

  • Cartashia Perkins, Watts resident, Author, Activist, and Co-Owner of Raven's Closet, served as the mistress of ceremonies

Guest speakers included:

  • Office of Councilman Joe Buscaino

  • Bet Tzedek,

  • MCS HarborWatts BusinessSource Center

  • Housing Authority of the City of L.A.-General Services Department

  • Inclusive Action for the City

  • L.A. South Chamber of Commerce

  • Macedonia Community Development Corporation

  • The Michaels Organization

  • Charger Help!

El Martes, el Grupo de Trabajo de Evitación de Desplazamiento de Watts Rising organizó el Evento Pasteleros a Sus Pasteles en asociación con MCS HarborWatts BusinessSource Center.

  • Cartashia Perkins, residente de Watts, autora, activista y copropietaria de Raven's Closet, se desempeñó como maestra de ceremonias

Los oradores invitados incluyeron:

  • La Oficina del Concejal Joe Buscaino

  • Bet Tzedek

  • MCS HarborWatts BusinessSource Center

  • Autoridad de Vivienda de la Ciudad de Los Ángeles -Departamento de Servicios Generales

  • Acción Inclusiva para la Ciudad

  • Cámara de Comercio del Sur de Los Ángeles

  • Corporación de Desarrollo Comunitario de Macedonia

  • Organización Michaels

  • Charger Help!

Minding Your Business: Small Business Summit (06/29/21)

Minding Your Business Video.mp4

Speaker directory by meeting time

Speaker Presentations

  • [00:00 - 13:10] Watts Rising and Displacement Avoidance Working Group (DAWG) overview + MC reveal

  • [14:10] Amanda Enrique from MCS Business Source: Business Startup Guide

  • [32:20] Aksel Palacios, Planning & Economic Development Deputy CD15: Starting a Business 101

  • [41:43] Alisa Shudofsky from Bet Tzedek: Small Business Development Program

  • [01:00:30] Questions

  • [01:09:34] Lottie Cleveland From LA South Chamber of Commerce

  • [01:31:30] Andrea Avila from Inclusive Action for the City: Semi'a Fund Microlending in Los Angeles

  • [01:43:30] Alejandro " Alex" Guerrero from Macedonia: Accessible programs and traditional bank loan products

  • [01:54:20] Kameale C Terry from CHargerHelp!

  • [02:11:00] Sone Davayan from HACLA Section 3 and MBE / WBE Compliance Administrator: Growing Your Business with HACLA Contracting

  • [02:2240] Questions

  • [02:25:00] John Mimms from Micheals Organization: Jordan Downs and Public Housing Redevelopment

  • [02:40:00] questions and small business tips & discussion with panelist

  • [03:06:00] ending and contact information

Minding Your Business Slides.pptx

Minding Your Business: Business Summit Slides

Overview Slides: 1 - 6

Bet Tzedek Small Business overview slides_6.28.2021,4852-2176-5616.pptx

Bet tzedek legal Services: small business development program


LA SouthChamber Powerpoint Presentation.pptx

LA South Chamber of Commerce: Overview of LA South Chamber of Commerce


Semia Fund-Jun21.pdf

Inclusive Action for the CIty: semi'a Fund Microlending in Los Angeles


CH! Company Presentation.pptx

Chargerhelp!: Overview of Charger Help!


HACLA Vendor Reg and Contracting Presentation.pptx

HACLA: Contracting with HACLA