ELAC Foundation Small Business Incubator Graduate Celebrates Success

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 5, 2021

News Media Contact:

Kevin Jimenez, Public Information Officer

(323) 265-8807 | jimeneka@elac.edu

BOYLE HEIGHTS, CA – on Wednesday, January 27th, from 5:00 to 6:30 pm The ELAC Foundation and OmniWorks will host a virtual Graduation and Showcase of the 2020 ELAC Incubator graduates and the important work supporting aspiring and existing entrepreneurs in our communities.

The ELAC Incubator – Powered by OmniWorks™ prepares small business owners and ELAC students like Lissette owner of whom was recently showcased Confetti Fiesta creates personalized and unique paper party goods that focuses on culturally appropriate themes. Up until now Lissette had been operating her business from her home via online sales while juggling a part time job and her education. Due to COVID-19 she lost her part time job in 2020 and focused on Confetti Fiesta full time. She not only opened a new retail space but also is adapting to soon offer curbside pickup for any of her party goods. The store is inside Saint Louis Pharmacy in Boyle Heights. The address is 2100 E 1st Street.

With critical business education and support to launch and grow their businesses and prepare them for success.

In response to the COVID 19 pandemic the ELAC Incubator transitioned its place-based programs to an online format in June of 2020 in order to continue providing critical support to nearly 70 small businesses. The new 7-month virtual program provided workshops on Business Planning using Business Model Canvas, Customer Discovery, Entrepreneur Mindset, Financial Modeling, Community Capital (Crowd Funding), Accounting/Tax Best Practices, Legal Framework for COVID 19, Effective Sales Techniques, Digital Marketing, Presentation Skills and included small group and one-on-one mentorship.

Peakers include ELAC Foundation Board President Ms. Castro-Salvati, ELAC President Albert Roman, and Union Bank’s Director, Foundation and Community Outreach Officer, Sylvia Castillo, followed by 2020 Graduate Presentations updates on the success of the inaugural cohort alum.

Once we have your confirmation, I will email you the run of the show for the event.

Confetti Fiesta creates personalized and unique paper party goods that focuses on culturally appropriate themes. Up until now Lissette had been operating her business from her home via online sales while juggling a part time job and her education. Due to COVID-19 she lost her part time job in 2020 and focused on Confetti Fiesta full time. She not only opened a new retail space but also is adapting to soon offer curbside pickup for any of her party goods. The store is inside Saint Louis Pharmacy in Boyle Heights. The address is 2100 E 1st Street.

ELAC Incubator – Powered by OmniWorks™ prepares small business owners like Lissette with critical business education and support to launch and grow their businesses and prepare them for success.

In response to the COVID 19 pandemic the ELAC Incubator transitioned its place-based programs to an online format in June of 2020 in order to continue providing critical support to nearly 70 small businesses. The new 7-month virtual program provided workshops on Business Planning using Business Model Canvas, Customer Discovery, Entrepreneur Mindset, Financial Modeling, Community Capital (Crowd Funding), Accounting/Tax Best Practices, Legal Framework for COVID 19, Effective Sales Techniques, Digital Marketing, Presentation Skills and included small group and one-on-one mentorship.

On January 20th, the ELAC Incubator will present a Showcase featuring 2020 program graduate presentations and success stories from alumni from prior ELAC Incubators.

East Los Angeles College Foundation (ELACF) is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Foundation's singular goal is to support the programs and students of East Los Angeles College. To learn more about the ELAC Foundation visit their website.

ELAC is in its 75th year as an academic institution and continues to serve the Los Angeles area with education needs. This academic year is a celebration of our past and an excitement for our future. To learn more about some of the key alumni in our 75 years of history please click here.