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Tuesday, May 12, 2015 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Speaker: Ouachita Valley Federal Credit Union
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
The workshop will cover: 1. Eligibility criteria for Section 8(a) program participation; 2. Overview of the electronic application; 3. Review of the required supporting documentation; 4. Review, explanation and guidance in completing the required SBA Forms (SBA Forms 1010 Business, 1010 Individual, 912, 4506T, 413, 1623, 1790); and 5. Additional information as needed by the participants. The goal of this workshop is to educate the small business community on the Section 8(a) Program.
Speaker: SBA Louisiana District Office
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Speaker: My Wants Web
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
As a small business owner, do you often struggle to meet your bottom line? Maybe, you are interested in improving your cash flow for continued success. If so, this event is for you! Leading financial expert Jayson Calhoun teach you how to improve your finances full proof 5 Step Process which includes learning how to: • Create a Budget • Start an Emergency Fund • Secure Proper Protection • Eliminate Personal Debt • Save for Retirement Furthermore, Tax guru Fritz Niswanger will provide tips and proven strategies on: • Tax Planning • Taxable Deductions • Business Entity • Customer Protection Come join us in the Peach Suite at Ruston City Hall for business knowledge you can put to use TODAY!
Speaker: Jayson Calhoun & Fritz Niswanger

Marketing and Sales

Thursday, May 14, 2015 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Upon completion of this presentation you should be able to position your company into being a high performance sales company by understanding Best Sales Practices, give you tools to develop a solid sales plan, but most importantly prepare your company to not just compete- but to be a market leader.
Speaker: Scott Uffman - Sales & Growth Strategy Expert

Start-up Assistance

Thursday, May 21, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This workshop is highly recommended for all individuals interested in determining the feasibility of their business idea, planning to start or have recently started a small business, seeking a small business loan, or wanting to learn more about business planning. Topics of discussion will include writing a business plan, sources of funds for start-up and expansion, small business resources, and required licenses.

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center Network, hosted by the University of Louisiana at Monroe, is an accredited member of the National Association
of Small Business Development Centers and funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Louisiana Economic
Development and participating universities. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. All opinions, conclusions or
recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons
with disabilities and/or limited English proficiency will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
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