As small business owners, we can make a difference in our community
QuickBooks, Certified ProAdvisor
Laurette has been a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor since 2009, instructing individuals and businesses on the desktop and online software.
LeanLaw, Accounting Pro
Laurette became LeanLaw’s first Accounting Pro partner and then was named LeanLaw’s Accountant of the Month.
Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, Member
Member businesses offer education and accountability as well as the opportunity to network locally. Laurette also participates in an auxiliary group, Business 4 Business, which assists local business facing specific challenges.
DENA Mastermind, Founder
Assisting professionals in the San Gabriel Valley and beyond, this is a meeting where small business owners and entrepreneurs support one another through sharing, discussing, troubleshooting, and suggesting solutions based on expertise and experience.
Join us at a DENA Mastermind for a business check-up! The group meets each Wednesday from 11:30a.m. to 12:30p.m. at the Altadena Senior Center, 560 Mariposa St., Altadena, CA. Click here to RSVP through Meetup.
WIN, Networking, Inc., Chapter Leader, Pasadena and Upland
A networking group that empowers entrepreneurs, business owners and like-minded professionals, WIN seeks to create meaningful relationships and successful businesses through several chapters throughout the Los Angeles area.
WIN Pasadena meets the second Thursday of each month from 12:00p.m. to 1:30p.m. at The Courtyard Marriot, 180 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA. Click here to register for the next meeting.
WIN Upland meets the fourth Wednesday of each month from 12:00p.m. to 1:30p.m. at Mimi’s Café, 370 N. Mountain Ave., Upland, CA. Click here to register for the next meeting.
BNI Profit Producers, Member
Business Networking International (BNI) has chapters throughout the world. Laurette is a member of the Pasadena Profit Producers.
Emancipated Youth Program, Creator and Instructor
In Laurette’s words:
“I teach financial literacy to young adults, because it’s not always taught to them at school. This program helps give youths information about money in the real world.
“On field trips, we visit banks, create budgets, and take a trip to an apartment building. All of these settings teach the importance of money management. When we are in the classroom, I bring inspirational speakers that directly reflect the community of students attending the class.
“When I ask, ‘If you had a million dollars what would you do?’ I usually get a surface answer, but we dig a little deeper to get the real answers during our time together.
“I teach youth financial responsibility, because I believe money doesn’t make the person you are.”