Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) has launched a series of financial education webinars to empower small-business owners and increase their financial literacy during COVID-19.

The series focuses on personal and business finance, and each session will offer simple tools and strategies to help participants manage the pandemic’s impact on their finances. The free webinars will be available in Spanish and English. For information and to register for the upcoming webinars:

Oct. 20 at 6 p.m., in Spanish, Como organizar tus finanzas con QuickBooks Online — https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ut1ROFn1TXusrdQ6xAgp2Q.

Oct. 22 at noon, in English, Simplifying Your Finances during COVID19 — https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OPxJbju2Tla7fI0SevBf4g.

Small businesses are vulnerable to a higher rate of failure during the first five years of operations, oftent related to a lack of financial literacy and understanding of business financials.

“WEV is focused on the significant ways COVID-19 is impacting our community, so we are modifying our services and programs to ensure local business owners have the financial tools and knowledge they need to stabilize their business during this crisis and beyond, said Irene Kelly, WEV’s financial education program manager.

“Financial uncertainty not only impacts local economies but also the health and wellbeing of everyone involved,” she said.

WEV’s Financial Education webinars will cover topics including the role of financial habits and mindset in creating their financial future, tools; and strategies for managing financial uncertainty, understanding business financial statements, and managing debt. The series will feature guest speakers, including WEV client Juliana Ramirez of JR Bookkeeping, and WEV’s QuickBooks Coach, David Machacek.

Fore more about Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV), visit www.wevonline.org.