Leveraging New Government Contracting Regulations to Benefit Your Small Business

Relationships between small businesses and the government aren’t always easy to form. In my case, I love my prime contractors is because I’ve been blessed to have great relationships with the contracting officers, program managers, and their small business representatives. Part of this is due to how I approach the relationship and part of it is due to the individuals … Read More

The Emotional Impact of Uncertainty in Business

By Kristin Woodling Anxiety is the number one mental health issue for American women. The uncertainty faced by women in business can ignite this issue, even in the most experienced professionals. Our personality, genetics, past experiences, and current circumstances are factors that influence the degree of anxiety we feel when faced with uncertainty. Next time you feel heightened anxiety, find … Read More

SunTrust Awards $10K Grant to weVENTURE’s IGNITE 360 Program

November 1, 2016 – weVENTURE, the Central Florida-based organization launched at Florida Institute of Technology and focused on accelerating sustainable business growth for entrepreneurs, has been awarded a $10,000 grant from SunTrust to benefit its IGNITE 360® Business Mentoring Program. IGNITE addresses finance management as a core component to business sustainability and expansion. It was developed as a proprietary program … Read More

weVENTURE Fundraiser Nov. 3 at Florida Tech

Sharing the Gift of Success’ to Benefit Entrepreneurs, Local Businesses MELBOURNE, FLA. — weVENTURE, a Central Florida-based organization launched at Florida Institute of Technology and focused on accelerating sustainable business growth for entrepreneurs, will host its annual fundraiser from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Harltley Room on the second floor of the university’s Denius Student Center. Called Sharing the … Read More

Erica Lemp Named Executive Director of weVENTURE

Florida Tech-Based Organization Welcomes Former CareerSource Brevard Manager  MELBOURNE, FLA. (October 18, 2016) – Erica Lemp is the new executive director of weVENTURE, a Central Florida-based organization launched at Florida Institute of Technology and focused on accelerating sustainable business growth for entrepreneurs. Lemp, who started in mid-October, comes to weVENTURE after serving as CareerSource Brevard’s community resources manager for the past two … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE Blog: Helping Others, Helping the Community

As a single mother of three daughters, I have to admit my energy and enthusiasm for taking on any more responsibilities is at absolute zero. But, there’s a core of nonprofits in Brevard County doing important work who are dependent on overworked people like yourselves to pitch in every once in awhile. I know this, because I run one of … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE Blog: Education VS Inequality

I raise up my voice not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard.” -Malala Yousafzai It has been said that in the fight against inequality your greatest weapon is an education. I find this saying to hold true no matter the form that inequality takes; from socioeconomic, to civil rights, to women’s … Read More