LSBDC at Southeastern Louisiana University: Main Office
Southeast Louisiana Business Center

Phone: 985-549-3831
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Servicing the following parishes:  Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington. 

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Event Overview: Tangipahoa Professional Women and the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University are hosting THE business event for women on the move. Women Mean Business 2017 will provide high impact strategies to survive and thrive individually and professionally. Take advantage of this exciting opportunity! Join us on March 23rd to gain insight that will help you reach your maximum potential! What to Expect at Women Mean Business 2017 - Inspiring Keynote Address and pertinent sessions - View & Purchase items at Local Vendor Showcase - Networking Opportunities – Expand Your Contacts! - Bid & Win specialty items at our Silent Auction Featured Speakers: • MICHELE SUTTON – President and CEO, North Oaks Health System • DIMA GHAWI – Leadership Coach • 2017 Health and Wellness Panel Discussion sponsored by Magnolia Obstetrics and Gynecology • NEW! 2017 Business and Professional Success Panel Discussion sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care Who Should Attend: Leaders and those aspiring to be leaders, Professional service providers, small business owners/managers, sales and marketing professionals, B2B companies, entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations, any Woman that Means Business! Join women of all ages and professions from across the Northshore for a day of empowerment and networking as well as personal and professional growth. Sponsorships Available!
Speaker: Various
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
This presentation is a guide for small businesses or nonprofits who have been using Facebook for social media marketing, but need some tips to take them to an intermediate level. You’ve thought about what social networks to use for your business or nonprofit, and you’re ready to take the next step. Where do you go from there? This seminar will give you a closer look at the popular social media networks – Facebook. We’ll show you the benefits of using Facebook, how other organizations are marketing with it, and some dos and don’ts. Facebook is changing constantly! This seminar will share with you the most up to date information with tips on how to tell if your social media activity is working. Core concepts introduced include: • A closer look at Facebook • How to tell if it’s right for your business • What kind of content to create and post • Etiquette • How to tell if your content is working • Suggestions on what to do next • Why social media & email marketing must be used together
Speaker: Kim Walker - 5 Stones Media

Business Accounting

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jane and Bob will should you how to set up your QuickBooks system to get the most out of it. You will learn how to optimize your Chart of Accounts and Items List plus more. By optimizing QuickBooks, you are preparing it to provide you with detailed reports and analytics that will help you run your business.
Speaker: SCORE volunteers, Jane and Bob Bloom
Location: Online
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Learn how to use QuickBooks to: create purchase orders, receive merchandise, generate sales receipts, create and send invoices, pay bills, make deposits, do payroll (or why not to), generate financial (P&L, Balance Sheet) and sales reports. Plus much, much more.
Speaker: SCORE volunteers, Jane and Bob Bloom
Location: Online

International Trade

Thursday, March 09, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topics of Discussion: •Basics of Exporting •Things to consider when creating an export plan •US Commercial Service – areas of assistance •Funding available for international trade •Getting paid and reducing payment risk •Common methods of payment when selling overseas •SBA products for exporters •Increasing export sales •LA STEP grant program
Speaker: Sheba Person-Whitley LED Senior International Trade Manager Reginald Harley SBA International Finance Specialist Crystal Mills US Commercial Service New Orleans, International Trade Specialist Nellie Smith Whitney Bank International Operations Manager

Marketing and Sales

Tuesday, March 07, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
You know you should be on social media for your business or non-profit. You know it can help you drivemore new and repeat business for your organization. But, do you know why? Do you know which socialmedia platform will have the biggest bang for your buck? And when you start your profile, do you knowwhat to say and how to grow your following? This session will answer all of those questions and more! Let us help you: • Determine the platform that’s right for you and your organization • Announce your presence and build your network • Create and share content that encourages action • Understand social media advertising and learn your options • Convert social media leads into potential customers bygrowing your email list From understanding the different social media platforms, to choosing what to say and where to say it,this seminar will give you the keys to the most effective social media marketing for you. You don’t haveto be on every platform, and you don’t have to make every post by yourself. Let us make social media easy - join us!
Speaker: Kim Walker - 5 Stones Media
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
There are so many places online where clients can share feedback with the world about their experiences with you. It’s so important that you know what they’re saying. TripAdvisor, Yelp, Google, Facebook, and the list goes on and on. I bet that you didn’t know that 52% of consumers report that positive customer reviews make them more likely to do business compared to just 28% who prefer factors like location and price. We want to help you take control of your online presence, tap into the power of reviewing and responding to recommendations, referrals and reviews. In our seminar, we will share how to manage your online reputation and reviews, how to get those powerful reviews and maintain that powerful relationship. We’ll also share the powerful tool of how you can use your email marketing and social sites to create a great reputation management team!
Speaker: Kim Walker - 5 Stones Media
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