We Live, Stand, and Build With Our Community

Since its inception, VSEDC has delivered economic resources to communities that often live in the shadows. Because of systematic barriers that make it more difficult to secure business support, VSEDC plays an instrumental role in making entrepreneurial dreams a reality. Our diverse support includes access to capital, business planning, training, development, and more. We proudly represent marginalized communities who deserve the same opportunities as the city’s most affluent areas.


COVID-19 has taken everyone by surprises. Those hardest impacted are the businesses that have been forced to closed and those employees suffering from unexpected loss of income. If these times have hit your business hard, VSEDC can help with PPP / Economic Recovery Funds.


Entrepreneurship can be daunting and often confusing. VSEDC offers Business Coaching from experienced professionals that have the expertise to help you get on the right track.


The Entrepreneurial Training Program consists of a 3-week Level I Training Class and a 8-week Level II Business Plan Writing. A certificate of completion is awarded upon satisfactory attendance, and submission of requirements.


VSEDC has proudly received the distinction as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) making it one of the only non-profits in South Los Angeles authorized to assess and distribute funding.