WEBA is a business accelerator that provides technical assistance and access to capital to new & existing businesses in Watts and the surrounding communities, and businesses who agree to hire Watts residents.

Access to Capital Provide overview of funding and loan products, alternative resources, their requirements and processes to assist businesses make informed decisions.

Marketing Introduction to social media platforms and various marketing strategies.

Expansions and Web Presence New brick and mortar or online expansion technical assistance.

Business Needs Assessments (BNA) Helps identify immediate business needs to better serve them.

Strategic Linkages Incentive and resource matching to assist business sustainability and growth.

Permits and Licensing Assistance with permit and licensing requirements and compliance.

     Macedonia CDC

Community Development in Watts

Through a strong partnership with VEDC and Macedonia Community Development Corporation, Watts Entrepreneur Business Accelerator provides unprecedented access to business support and financing from an organization with over 40 years of experience in lending. Our mission is to create strong, long-lasting businesses in our communities, which provide jobs, local income, and immense possibilities to the citizens of Watts and surrounding areas.

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Recent News & Upcoming Events

Learn about our programs, upcoming events & workshops, and client success stories from the Watts EBA program.

  • Alex Guerrero, VEDC; Pastor Shane B. Scott, Macedonia CDC; COngresswoman Maxine Waters, State of California

Computer Lab Opening at WEBA

October 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Hundreds of entrepreneurs in South Los Angeles will have free access to online tools and services through VEDC and Macedonia CDC partnership. […]

  • Rosie Arias, Whimsical Charm

Whimsical Charm

October 4th, 2017|1 Comment

Fashion Industry Veteran Finds Baby Blanket Business Bliss with Whimsical Charm […]

  • 100 Biz Boot Camp

100 Inner City L.A. Small Business Boot Camp

October 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

WEBA is currently looking for small business owners to participate in our 100 Inner City Los Angeles Learn and Loan Program. Upon completion participants will have the necessary tools and information to acquire a loan [...]

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Who We Help

Incredible possibilities have opened up for my business. I started the business thinking if I could make ends meet doing what I love that I would be happy.  The more I’m around other small business owners, the more I realize that Fort’s potential doesn’t stop there.

Jacqueline Sharp, Fort

We’re looking for people who don’t have a million dollars to start with, who are working hard for themselves, making a salary. We want to give back, and help the little guy be a part of a great brand, a great product, a long-standing history, and a great customer following.

Khristopher Shavers, Unbeatable Eatables

I want to change the trucking industry one trucker at a time through information and opportunities. I want to show people how to take control of their own destinies through passion and persistence. Sometimes the initial answer is not the only path. Find your own way and grow.

Marcella Williams, MPowered Empire

About the Watts Accelerator

Watts Entrepreneur Business Accelerator is a business accelerator providing technical assistance and access to capital to new & existing businesses in Watts and surrounding communities in Los Angeles, as well as businesses hiring Watts residents. Powered by VEDC and the Macedonia Community Development Corporation, our staff work closely with community leaders to create economic and financial stability to the citizens of Watts, CA.

Our local office is located at Macedonia Community Development Corporation, on the campus of Macedonia Baptist Church. For more information, contact our helpful staff.

  • 1751 E 114th St., Los Angeles, California 90059

  • 310-503-3452

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