We are offering mentoring services on Fiverr.

Do you have a product or service that you would like to bring into the marketplace? Has the pandemic caused you to rethink you small business?

E-Region Enterprises is here to help.

For a nominal fee, you can speak with our award winning founder, Eileen Gadsden,MBA, for 30 – 45 minutes about your business or product idea.

“We like most companies had to pivot. We had to revisit our products and how we delivered them. We are ready to have conversations with existing small businesses as well as startups on how to best survive this pandemic.” – Eileen Gadsden, MBA

E-Region has three solutions on the Fiverr platform:

  • Idea Development – 30 minute session to discuss your product or service idea.
  • Product Development – 45 minute session to discuss current products or services on how to scale-up.
  • Operation Development – 45 minute session to discuss growth, financial and leadership strategies.

We are available for larger long-term projects as part of our full service consulting packages. Please contact us directly.

Best wishes and stay safe.

25 Days to the 2020 Presidential Election

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov 3, 2020. Just 25 days to participate in the most consequential election of a lifetime. At stake is our democracy as the current US President appears not to have regard for the laws, customs and courtesies of our republic.

What’s at Stake?

Health CareAffordable Care Act -One week after the Presidential Elections, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is constitutional, in whole or in part. The court is expected to rule on the matter before its term ends in June 2021.

Climate Change According to NASA.Gov, the earth average surface temperature has risen about 2.05 degrees Fahrenheit a change driven largely by increased carbon dioxide and other human-made emissions into the atmosphere,

Supreme Court -The sudden passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg left an opening on the bench. The court is currently holding at 50-50 split between conservative and liberal idealogy. The vacancy opens up and opportunity to overturn Roe V. Wade or introdue narrower restrictions that would effectively eliminate access to the procedure for much of the country.

How to Vote?

Covd – 19 pandemic has made it difficult to do the most common of activities; dine out, go to the movies, workout at the gym. Voting is no exception. In an effort to ensure you can vote, The Commonwealth of PA and the City of Philadelphia have set up the following:

You still have to time to register to vote. The last day to register by by US mail, online or in person.The last day to register is Monday, October 19, 2020. If you are unsure of your voting status you can visit the Voter Registration Status website.

In Pennsylvania, you now have two options for mail ballots. You may either choose a mail-in ballot or an absentee ballot to request, complete, and return to your county election office.

Philadelphia county is providing early voting satellite locations. Some may call it early voting, but really it’s another form of the mail-in ballot. There are 17 locations (including the Board of Elections offices at City Hall and Columbus Boulevard) that will allow voters to request a mail-in ballot, fill it out, and return it all in one visit.

Voting is a right and a priviledge! Don’t silence your voice!

PIDC offers COVID 19 Restart Loan Program

The Restart Philadelphia Fund provides $25,000 – $250,000 of flexible financing to help small businesses meet the needs related to reopening after COVID-19. Small businesses can also utilize the financing to adapt business models to new conditions and opportunities as a result of COVID-19.

USE

Small businesses can now apply for flexible financing to fund working capital, inventory, technology upgrades, mobilization, re-hiring, and employee training. 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Historically disadvantaged businesses (at least 50% of loans to be awarded)
  • Businesses located in high-poverty and/or low-moderate income communities.*
  • Small businesses with less than $5 million in annual revenue.

* Historically Disadvantaged businesses are at least 51% owned and operated by persons who are Black, Hispanic, Native American, Asian American, or Pacific Islander because they have traditionally been discriminated against and disadvantaged when seeking financial services and financial products.

LEARN MORE ABOUT FEES AND PAYMENT TERMS

* Historically Disadvantaged businesses are at least 51% owned and operated by persons who are Black, Hispanic, Native American, Asian American, or Pacific Islander because they have traditionally been discriminated against and disadvantaged when seeking financial services and financial products.

ABOUT PIDC

PIDC is a non-profit organization founded by the City of Philadelphia and the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia in 1958. 

Rest in peace, George Floyd

We join the nation in celebration of the life of George ” Perry” Floyd. We pray for peace and understanding for his friends and family during this most difficult time.

We send a word of encouragement to all those who have been harmed by injustice. We support you in the fight for peace, for hope, for justice.

We ask those of privilege to examine your actions. We further ask that you use your influence to create policies that will promote access, equality and equity to those less fortunate than you.

We at E-Region Enterprises will continue to champion for those who are unable to advocate for themselves. We will continue to work with community programs that foster generational wealth in underrepresented communities.

Praying for continuing hope and peace.

#BlackLivesMatter #ICantBreath #ChangeTheWorld #PrayerChangesThings

Bureau of Labor Statistics post national jobless numbers for April.

Kevin Hasset, White House Economic Advisor stated on Sunday, May 24, 2020 during an interview on CNN, “that unemployment rates could exceed 20% in the coming months as the country still suffers from the CoV2 pandemic.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment claims rose in every state and the District of Columbia. The agency is currently reporting a national unemployment rate of 14.7% based on April’s jobless rates. however the numbers published are expected to be higher due to data collection errors and misclassification.

Local impact. According to BLS.org, Pennylvania lost about about 130, 000 jobs in just one month as a response to Governor’s Wolf’s mandatory closing of non-essential workers. We are still awaiting a breakdown for Philadelphia and surrounding suburban counties numbers that will be published on June 3, 2020.

Future Outlook – Hasset’s anticipates a further increase, up to 20%, for May and June as Americans are still filing initial claims. He is hopeful that as nonessential businesses reopen that the unemployment rate will begin to decrease in July, but still anticipates double digit numbers through the 4Q 2020.

Memorial Day 2020

On this Memorial Day, we take a moment to reflect upon the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families have made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our freedoms.

Although it is difficult, we ask you to continue to self-quarantine and should you have to out, please practice social distancing and wear masks.

Bloomberg brings his Campaign to Greater Philadelphia Suburbs

On February 22, 2020 Mike Bloomberg, Presidential Candidate opens four additional locations in Suburban Philadelphia. Bloomberg opened field offices in Media, Langhorne, West Chester, and Ardmore.

Hundreds showed up at the campaign office at 311 East Baltimore Pike, Media, PA to learn more about the Bloomberg campaign. Many in attendance, expressed their dismay of Joe Biden’s campaign performance. Many felt that Bernie Sanders message of socialism was not in their best interest and were disparately in need a champion to defeat the current resident of the White House.

Timothy L. O’Brien, Bloomberg’s Senior Advisor, was on hand to share Mike’s story, vision for the country and most importantly how Mike would give a better debate performance. O’Brien said “Mike debate performance was on the campaign…we take responsibility…we will do better.”

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E-Region Enterprises volunteers with local STEM Leaders at Carver Elementary School’s 41st Annual Science Fair

On Wednesday, February 19, 2020, parents, educators and STEM Leaders diverged on Academy of Natural Sciences, Drexel University to serve as judges for 41st Annual George Washington Carver Science Fair. The Science Fair is open to all, public, private, catholic and home-schooled students grades four through six.

The purpose of the event is to give student participants a format to display and discuss issues that are most concerning to them. Then to utilize the scientific method to find a solution.

Students were evaluated on six factors: the development of their research question; design and methodology; data collection, analysis & interpretation; creativity; poster presentation; and oral presentation.

Eileen Gadsden, Founder E-Region Enterprises, met with several students in the fourth grade who projects were centered around environmental concerns such as oil spills, beach erosion and plant life. “I was totally impressed and encouraged by with students passion for their respective projects. They had a real understanding of the their problem statements which enabled the students to effectively document and defended their results.”

The students will be honored on Febraury 26th during an award ceremony for their great work. Upcoming event: Science Fair for secondary students will be held on March 11, 2020 at Temple University.

ICYMI E-Region Founder, @EileenGadsden, mentioned for strategy work for @JumpButton Studio @PhillyInquirer

Photo by Charles Fox, Inquirer Staff Photographer

Eileen Gadsden, MBA Is a technology strategist. Eileen advises tech companies and #STEM Non-Profits on how to increase revenue and brand awareness. Eileen is Managing Principal for E-Region Enterprises located at CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia.

A few years ago, Eileen met Nick at a pitch meeting hosted by the ITEM,which provides low cost training and resources to new techies, career professionals and entrepreneurs.

Over the years, Eileen served as a mentor however in 2018 took on a more formal consulting role.

“Nick has a brilliant mind and scalable business model. He just needs support to bring the vision for JBS and his team into reality,” Eileen Gadsden.

Eileen is current tasked with helping JumpButton Studio generate $500 million in revenue. “We are well on our way. The animation project for @ErynSantamoor as well as the @PhillyInquier article written by @TyLisa Johnson has increased our exposure in Philadelphia, Eileen Gadsden.

To read full article visit, https://www.inquirer.com/business/jumpbutton-studio-nicodemus-madehdou-youth-technology-industry-diversity-20190617.html

In addition to her work with JBS, Eileen is a #blockchain evangelist. Eileen has spoken from Philly to DC on the importance blockchain technology. Recently, Eileen has partnered with Jim Sullivan of Archisphere Technology to bring blockchain training/certification programs via Government Blockchain Association to the MidAtlantic Region.

Black Engineer of Year Awards celebration in DC

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Next weekend, February 7 – February 9, the nation’s most influential engineering and technology leaders will participate in the 33rd Annual Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) Awards.  The conference is hosted by Lockheed Martin, USBE Technology Information, Aerotek, and Southwest Airlines.

BEYA’s mission is to honor professionals and students who have made achievements in engineering over the previous year.  It is a celebration of accomplishments as well as an opportunity to inspire future scientists, engineers, and disruptors.

One of the cornerstones of this conference is the FREE career fair held on Friday and Saturday.   Currently, there are 84 companies scheduled to appear including, Deloitte, JPMorgan Chase, and BDPA.  There are additional programs for college students and Veterans. Don’t miss out on the world-class event!

Location

Washington Marriott

2660 Woodley Rd NW

Washington, DC 20008

Halls A, B, C – Exhibit Level

Exhibit Hall Hours

Friday, February 8, 2019

Saturday, February 9, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.