Business Support Services
Long-term support is important for the survival of a small business. EEW offers a variety of services to our graduates that assist them in developing and expanding their businesses thereby increasing their chances of long-term survival and growth.
Regional Business Forums
The purpose of this program is to help micro-enterprise owners increase the income from their businesses by improving their organizational, financial, marketing, networking, and professional skills. It aims to help them expand their businesses and reach new and more sophisticated customers. The forum also enables business owners to meet and establish partnerships and networks. The forum runs between six months to one year, depending on location, that includes large and small group meetings, personal consultations and participation in seminars and conferences.
These daylong site visits are intended to expose program participants to several successful business models. The women are taken to businesses of both EEW graduates and well known Israeli business owners in fields relevant to their own and are given professional skills training in a hands-on setting.
These day-long marathons include lectures and several round table workshops. The marathons provide women with advanced professional knowledge in the fields of technology, marketing, and financial planning and encourages networking among the participants.
To bring about economic change for women in Israel through a multi-level approach including: small business development, a broadening of public policy, and the development of need-specific programs for diverse populations. EEW is a feminist organization committed to assisting women from disadvantaged sectors of society.
Basic Computer Skill Courses
A ten session computer course on basic uses of e-mail, internet and "office" programs. This course helps EEW program graduates, micro-enterprise owners, gain understanding of the possible uses of technology in running their business and helps them overcome intimidation of technology.
Financial Orientation: Saving for the Future
A six to ten session program that enables the participants to understand the financial terms, tools and institutions necessary for running their businesses alongside their household budgets in a way that successfully prioritizes both. The program offers practical tools related to banking, insurance, pension, loans, cash flow, monitoring expenses and income and saving plans. The participant are also eligible for a small grant intended to encourage saving for the future .
Programs and Services
A Business of One's Own
A Business of One's Own: EEW's flagship program has pioneered the field of entrepreneurship, economic empowerment and business training in Israel. A Business of One's Own is a yearlong program in which the participants, mostly from the geographic and social periphery, receive business training, and undergo a process of personal empowerment.
Business Development Services
Business Development Services are provided over five years to grow existing businesses and increase the personal income earned from them. They include advanced business training and industry related seminars; Business Incubation; Business marathons; computer trainings; regional business forums; financial orientation and business coaching, both one-on-one and in small group.
EEW is located in Haifa and runs programs throughout the country. These programs are run in cooperation with local municipalities, government agencies, NGO's and foundations that provide loans to small businesses and work in the field of economic empowerment and women. These partnerships are very valuable to EEW and enable us to reach hundreds of women every year and help them begin businesses of their own.