Latina Entrepreneur Academy
Our Why

Unlocking the boundless potential within Latina entrepreneurs is at the heart of the Latina Entrepreneur Academy (LEA). We recognize the unique strength, resilience, and creativity that Latina business leaders bring to the entrepreneurial landscape. By fostering an environment that embraces diversity and inclusivity, LEA not only equips Latinas with essential business knowledge but also empowers them to overcome challenges and build successful enterprises. Investing in Latina entrepreneurs is an investment in the economic growth and vibrancy of our communities. LEA is committed to providing tailored support, mentorship, and resources to ensure that Latina entrepreneurs not only thrive in their businesses but also play a pivotal role in shaping a more inclusive and prosperous business ecosystem. Join us in this transformative journey of empowerment and entrepreneurship.
The Course
Ready to start a business?
Define Business Concept
& Determine Feasibility

Embark on your entrepreneurial journey by defining your business concept and determining its feasibility. In this session, participants gain insights into the fundamental skills needed to become an entrepreneur. From understanding the nuances of a value proposition to evaluating the feasibility of their business idea within the context of their personal circumstances, individuals are equipped with the foundational knowledge necessary to transform concepts into viable business ventures.
How do I know if it is the right business?
Market Research & Competitor's Analysis
Navigate the intricacies of market research and competitor analysis to ensure your business stands out in the competitive landscape. Participants explore the essential tools and techniques to perform comprehensive market research, gaining a strategic advantage by understanding market dynamics and consumer behavior. Uncover the strengths and weaknesses of competitors to position your business for success.
Organization and Legal Requirements
Checklist, Licensing & Insurance

Dive into the legal landscape of entrepreneurship by exploring organizational and legal requirements. This session guides participants through the Secretary of State Checklist, licensing procedures, and insurance requirements. Understanding the legal framework is crucial for navigating the complexities of starting and running a business, ensuring a strong foundation for sustained growth.

Start-up Costs
& Record Keeping
Gain financial acumen by delving into start-up costs and effective record-keeping practices. Participants learn how to calculate start-up costs accurately, enabling better financial planning. Additionally, understanding the importance of meticulous record-keeping ensures entrepreneurs maintain control over their financial projections and cash flow, fostering fiscal responsibility.
Access to Capital
Explore diverse avenues for accessing capital to fuel your business venture. This session offers valuable insights into securing funding for both new and existing business ventures. Participants discover various financing options, empowering them to make strategic decisions that align with their business goals and financial requirements.
Basic Financial Statements
Understanding the Numbers
Demystify financial statements and their significance for small businesses in this informative session. Participants gain a comprehensive understanding of the three basic financial statements—balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement. Grasping these financial fundamentals is essential for making informed business decisions and ensuring long-term financial sustainability.
Sales, Marketing & Networking
Craft a compelling sales and marketing strategy by examining the Four P’s of Marketing. Participants learn how to plan effective sales strategies even with limited budgets, ensuring their businesses reach their target audiences. This session provides practical tools to enhance visibility, attract customers, and drive business growth.
Networking, Resources, and Putting All of It Together
The Business Plan
Elevate your entrepreneurial journey by honing soft skills, building a robust network, and accessing essential resources. Participants learn about the power of networking, develop crucial soft skills, and explore available resources for continuous support. Additionally, this session emphasizes the importance of constructing a comprehensive business plan or profile to guide entrepreneurs towards long-term success.