All Upcoming Events & Workshops

Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 05:00 PM
17 rsvps
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 05:30 PM

Work for Yourself@50+

Are you over 50 and looking for ways to improve your current financial situation? Have you ever dreamed of being your own boss? Work for Yourself@50+ has the information you need to succeed.

AARP Foundation’s Work for Yourself@50+ initiative will help you gain the knowledge, support, and resources you need to make informed decisions about working for yourself and learn what it takes to launch a successful self-employment venture.

The decision to start your own business can be both exciting and daunting. Work for Yourself@50+ breaks the choices down for older adults in an approachable way through five steps:

  • A careful consideration of the potential benefits and risks of working for yourself
  • Exercises to help develop the self-employment idea
  • A realistic overview of what it takes to pursue a self-employment opportunity
  • Guidance to help avoid pitfalls and scams
  • Ways to find trustworthy support and services

 

This workshop will be facilitated in English only. 

Click HERE to register. 

For additional information, visit aarpfoundation.org/workforyourself.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 04:00 PM
25 rsvps

Orientation to First-Time Home Buying and the Programs that can Help! - MD (English)

Ready to buy your first home?

This orientation provides an introduction to the home buying process and to MD first time home buyer assistance programs. The My Home program provides down payment and closing costs assistance based on your income and the price of your home. Find out what you qualify for and learn about next steps in the home buying process. Take this first step on the road to home ownership - free of charge.

4:00 – 6:00pm with separate groups in English and Spanish.

Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 05:30 PM
14 rsvps

Como Empezar su Negocio de Transporte

Aprenda sobre como comenzar su negocio de transporte.

Temas a discutir:

  • Permisos y licencias.
  • Registro y estructura legal de negocio.
  • Opciones de financiamiento.
The Broom Factory in Baltimore, MD
Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 09:00 AM
12 rsvps

Entrenamiento para Compradores de Casa - MD (Español)

¿Interesado en comprar su primera casa en DC o Maryland?

Esta clase se provee en Español en la Oficina de MD.

11002 Veirs Mill Road. Suite 503. Silver Spring, MD 20902. Mall de Wheaton. Edificio Westfield South.

Duración de la clase : de 9:00am a 4:00pm.

If you prefer to take this training in English, please register for the class in D.C. 

En este taller aprenderá como navegar el proceso de comprar una casa en DC y Maryland y como obtener una buena hipoteca. También aprenderá como su historial de crédito, presupuesto personal, y finanzas personales podrían afectar su éxito en el futuro. El Centro Latino para el Desarrollo Económico (LEDC), invita a diferentes expertos incluyendo a un oficial de préstamo, inspector de vivienda, agente de bienes raíces, y agente de seguro para explicarle las diferentes áreas dentro del proceso de compra de casa. También se provee información sobre los programas para asistir compradores de casa por primera vez en MD y DC.

Esta clase es conforme con los requisitos de los programas de prestamistas y el gobierno que requieren entrenamiento para compradores de casa por primera vez.


Se ofrece desayuno y  almuerzo ligero en la clase cortesía de los expertos. 

Precio: $50 para una persona o $75 por una pareja. Para clientes que usan el programa de My Home (MD), el programa les reembolse el costo de la clase. Becas están disponibles para todos los clientes de HPAP.  Algunos bancos también ofrecen becas.  Si Ud. está trabajando con un prestamista que requiere educación para compradores de casa por primera vez, es probable que le paguen la clase.

La sesión de consejería individual con una Consejera de LEDC, posterior a esta clase, se ofrece libre de costo.

Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 09:00 AM
8 rsvps

Entrenamiento para Compradores de Casa - MD (Español)

¿Interesado en comprar su primera casa en Baltimore?

Esta clase se provee en Español en la Oficina de LEDC en Baltimore, MD. 

En este taller aprenderá como navegar el proceso de comprar una casa en Baltimore City y Baltimore County y como obtener una buena hipoteca. También aprenderá como su historial de crédito, presupuesto personal, y finanzas personales podrían afectar su éxito en el futuro. LEDC invita a diferentes expertos incluyendo un oficial de préstamo, inspector de vivienda, agente de bienes raíces, y agente de seguro para explicarle las diferentes áreas dentro del proceso de compra de casa. También se provee información sobre los programas para asistir compradores de casa por primera vez en MD. Se le dará información acerca del programa para comprar vivienda con ITIN.

Esta clase es conforme con los requisitos de los programas de prestamistas y el gobierno que requieren entrenamiento para compradores de casa por primera vez.


Se ofrece desayuno y  almuerzo ligero en la clase cortesía de los expertos. 

Precio: Gratis

La sesión de consejería individual con una Consejera de LEDC, que sigue el entrenamiento, se ofrece libre de costo.

FECHA
Sábado 25 de enero, 2020 de 9am a 4pm
LUGAR
3500 Boston Street. 2do piso.
Baltimore, MD 21224.
United States
NÚMERO DE CONTACTO
Julia Sarmiento · jsarmiento@ledcmetro.org · 410-982-0873 o 202-540-7427
Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 01:00 PM
97 rsvps

What's your story?

Storytelling is the new marketing

As an entrepreneur your story is not just about your past. Whether pitching for funding, scaling your business or selling to new clients, if harnessed, your story can be your greatest financial resource and the blueprint for your business success. In this session, participants will see firsthand how the power of telling one's story can be leveraged to activate a community of investors, clients and brand ambassadors.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Craft a winning elevator pitch for your business or nonprofit.
  • Uncover proven story monetization techniques for your business story and brand.
  • Create successful crowdfunding campaigns and raise capital for business and nonprofit organizations.
  • Recruit clients, donors, change ambassadors, and strategic partners using storytelling.
  • Tell their story like a renowned TED Talker.

This workshop is for:

  • Startup entrepreneurs raising investment capital.
  • Early to senior level professionals in career transition.
  • Businesses and nonprofits who wish to find a niche in a saturated market.
  • Anyone trying to turn challenging stories into funding opportunities.

Speaker 

 Gbenga Ogunjimi, Author of Borderless Voice: The Power of Telling Your Story and Defining Your Identity

Copies of Gbenga's Book will be available for purchase! Check it out on Amazon.

Bonuses:

  • Network with entrepreneurs and investors
  • Access funding opportunities to launch your personal brand and business
  • Tools for creating a compelling narrative for your nonprofit and business

According to The Foundation Center HQ New York:

"Gbenga led a brilliant, dexterous presentation at Foundation Center's NYC headquarters on the use of storytelling for accessing funding and professional opportunities. His lively session was tremendously well-received by our audience of New York nonprofits and social enterprises; participants responded that they discovered a newfound confidence and a better grasp of how to steer their own personal story into a compelling, forward-looking tale that truly connects with potential funders, employers, and clients. Gbenga did an outstanding job of inspiring a room full of people to present themselves and their organizations to the world with greater confidence and leadership."

Tracy Kaufman
Community Outreach Manager at Foundation Center


When: Saturday, Jan. 25

Time: 1-3pm

Where: LEDC Offices 1401 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009

Spaces limited. RSVP below for FREE today!

LEDC Offices in Washington, DC
Monday, January 27, 2020 at 02:00 PM
6 rsvps

LEDC x DCRA Facebook Ask Me Live Event for Small Business

 

  

How to apply for a business permit? What is an EIN number? Where do I apply for a food truck permit? What is the latest online business tool for marketing? What's the best E-Commerce platform? What is a pitch deck?

Don't get stuck in a Google rabbit hole! Get all of your business related questions answered from small business experts via Facebook Live! LEDC small business coaches and experts from D.C Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs' Small Business Resource Center will host a Facebook Live Ask Me online event for small business owners or anyone interested in starting their business in Washington D.C! 

RSVP to get more information on exact time for the 1st ever LEDC and D.C.R.A Facebook Ask Me online live event for small business to be held on Monday 27 January 2020!   

*Please note this will be an online event only on Facebook! There will be NO psychical location. Please make sure you have a good internet connection. We are not responsible for technical issues unrelated to our end*

Facebook Live (Online) in Washington, DC
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 03:00 PM

HPAP ORIENTATION: Introduction To First-Time Home Buying And The Programs That Can Help! (ENGLISH)

Interested in buying a home but don’t know if you can?

This orientation provides an introduction to the homebuying process and to DC and first time homebuyer assistance programs. In DC the Home Purchase Assistance Program (HPAP) provides up to $84,000 in down payment and closing costs assistance. Find out what you qualify for and learn about next steps in the homebuying process. Take this first step on the road to homeownership - free of charge.

**Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the class begins.  If you are 15 minutes late you will need to register for the next class.**

LEDC-DC in Washington, DC
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 05:30 PM
12 rsvps

¡Emprender a los 50 y más!

¿Tiene más de 50 años y está buscando maneras de mejorar su situación financiera actual? ¿Alguna vez has soñado con ser tu propio jefe? Work for Yourself @ 50+ tiene la información que necesita para tener éxito.

La iniciativa Work for Yourself @ 50+ de la Fundación AARP lo ayudará a obtener el conocimiento, el apoyo y recursos que necesita para tomar decisiones informadas sobre cómo trabajar para usted y aprender lo que se necesita para lanzar un negocio exitoso.

La decisión de comenzar su propio negocio puede ser emocionante y desalentadora. Work for Yourself @ 50+ desglosa las opciones para adultos mayores de una manera accesible en cinco pasos:

  • Una cuidadosa consideración de los posibles beneficios y riesgos de trabajar para si mismo.
  • Ejercicios para ayudar a desarrollar la idea del autoempleo.
  • Una visión realista de lo que se necesita para buscar una oportunidad de trabajo por cuenta propia.
  • Orientación para ayudar a evitar trampas y estafas.
  • Formas de encontrar soporte y servicios confiables.

 

LEDC organizará un taller gratuito en ESPAñOL cerca de usted el martes 28 de enero de 2020.

¡Regístrese hoy AQUI

Para obtener información adicional, visite aarpfoundation.org/workforyourself.

LEDC Offices in Washington, DC