Events/Workshops

 
  
    

On Demand

On Demand, available until February 29
Topic: Financing and Capital
In this self-paced training video, you will learn the five key steps to financing your small business. After completing this series, you will gain a better understanding of financial planning and assessment, credit and collateral, sources of funding and pitching your business idea. Click the registration link below to get started!
Speaker: Mike Pennison, Senior Business Consultant
Location: Online
Fee: $ 25.00
On Demand, available until February 29
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Good relationship skills, strategic planning and product expertise all contribute to effective selling. In Creating a Winning Sales strategy, you will learn practical solutions for profitable sales growth.
Speaker: Presented by Erik Waters, Business Consultant
Location: Online
Fee: $ 25.00
On Demand, available until February 29
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This course will introduce you to the basics of creating and financing a successful business. You will learn to evaluate your ideas, choose the best financing options and legally register your business. The course will point you to the resources you need on your entrepreneurial journey. Click the registration link below to get started!
Speaker: Carmen Sunda, Small Business Expert
Location: Online
Fee: $ 25.00

February

Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Plan
A written business plan enables you to control your business. This seminar covers the detailed parts of a thorough business plan. This seminar is for aspiring entrepreneurs and new ventures. Topics Covered: • What is a Business Plan and what is it used for? • Preparing for Lender Meeting • Full Business Plan Planner Workbook • Worksheets for Financial Projections
Speaker: Sarah Burch, Business Consultant
Thursday, February 11, 2016 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This seminar will provide entrepreneurs with a comprehensive overview of the steps to be taken to start a business, the essentials of business planning, and how to determine funding needs for the start-up. Seminar covers: • Items you want to know before starting a business • Preparing for business success • How to start your business • Financing options • Resources for your business
Speaker: Mike Pennison, Business Consultant
Thursday, February 11, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This workshop is highly recommended for all individuals interested in determining the feasibility of their business idea, planning to start or have just started a small business, expanding their business, seeking a small business loan, or wanting to learn more about planning. Topics of discussion will include business feasibility, business planning, sources of funds for start-up and expansion, small business resources, and required licenses. PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES EARLY FOR REGISTRATION. NO CHILDREN PLEASE. Thanks in Advance. *** If you are starting a business, this seminar is highly recommended before attending additional SBDC workshops.***
Speaker: David Creswell, CPA, LSBDC Business Consultant
Friday, February 12, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This workshop is recommended for those interested in starting a business. At the end of this workshop, you will have a thorough understanding of the process of starting a business and will be able to implement a required checklist to start your business. The following topics will be discussed during this workshop: determining the feasibility of a business idea, planning to start a small business, required licenses, writing a business plan, sources of funds for start-up, expansion and small business resources. Please feel free to bring laptops!
Monday, February 15, 2016 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting
A continuation of our popular Basic Level QuickBooks Workshop, this session will assist you with more advanced topics such as: • Inventory Set-up, • Setting Personal Preferences, • Establishing Finance Charges for late-paying customers • Send invoices via e-mail • Creating Classes to Report on Business Segments • Creating an Annual Budget • Defining Sales Taxes And Many Other Areas That Will Make Your Use Of QuickBooks More Efficient And More Enjoyable. • Customizing Reports • Memorizing Reports • Trouble Shooting For Common Bank Reconciliation Mistakes • How To Handle Deposits • Setup For Credit Cards • Learn To Track And Pay Sales Tax • Perform A Year-End Close With QuickBooks A working knowledge of QuickBooks is needed to grasp the topics presented in this class. This course addresses the activities of the Bookkeeping function and also Management’s role in reviewing the information.
Speaker: Richard Melancon, Business Consultant
Fee: $ 60.00
Monday, February 15, 2016 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Learn how your business can benefit from CERTIFICATION as a Louisiana SMALL AND EMERGING BUSINESS. Benefits of free SEBD Certification include: Business developmental assistance, entrepreneurial training, marketing, computer skills, accounting, industry-specific assistance and increased procurement opportunities. Learn more about SEBD and other business certification programs. Plan now to attend this free seminar.
Speaker: Tina Langlois-Business Consultant
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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.
Speaker: Louisiana SBDC at Southeastern Louisiana University
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Business Plan
A written business plan enables you to control your business. This seminar covers the detailed parts of a thorough business plan. This seminar is for aspiring entrepreneurs and new ventures. Topics Covered: • What is a Business Plan and what is it used for? • Full Business Plan Planner Workbook • Worksheets for Financial Projections
Speaker: Mike Pennison, Business Consultant
Fee: $ 35.00
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Google Maps is one of the most popular and regularly used apps in the world, and businesses with complete online listings on Google are twice as likely to be considered reputable by consumers. Since putting your business on Google Maps makes it easier for people to find & connect with your business online, we want to help you make sure your business information is on the map and is attracting customers. In this workshop, our local Google expert will walk you step by step through the process of creating, optimizing, and managing a Google Business Listing. By the end of the class, you'll have a listing set up and ready to connect with online searchers. So bring your laptop and Get Your Business Online! P.S. - This workshop also comes complete with free Google swag so sign up before it fills up!
Speaker: J.R. Portman - Google Trusted Photographer, 5 Stones Media
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. Come prepared to complete your application on site. During this session, we will walk you through completion of the online certification applications. For information on Hubzone Certification, visit http://www.sba.gov/hubzone/ .
Speaker: SBA
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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 entrepreneurship readiness, writing a business plan, sources of funds for start-up and expansion, and small business resources.
Speaker: Heidi Melancon,Director, LSBDC at UL Lafayette
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Computers in Business
Managing a small business’ communications between its employees, customers, vendors and partners can be a time consuming and costly endeavor. Acquiring, learning and configuring digital and cloud-based tools can take away from time you should be spending on profitability and growth. With easy to use, universally compatible and best of all free tools, Google Gmail and Docs are accessible on day one and immediately change the way you manage your business’ communication and documentation needs. This seminar will cover the advantages of Gmail and show you how Google Docs can increase efficiency and reduce cost as you spend more time on your business’ growth and less money than on traditional digital solutions.
Speaker: Erik Waters, Business Consultant
Fee: $ 25.00
Thursday, February 18, 2016 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Franchising
Successful Franchisors who are interested in expanding in Louisiana are coming together to MEET YOU! Copy and paste this link into your browser to register for the Franchise Business EXPO in Madisonville: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-franchise-business-expo-northshore-area-tickets-20754547410 Who Should Attend? -You've Been Downsized -You're Looking for Alternative Investments -You're Not Ready to Fully Retire -You Want to Start a Business With a Proven Concept -You're Curious about Franchising Opportunities Why You Should Attend? This "must-attend" event is for anyone who wants to: -Be Your Own Boss -Build Long-Term Equity -Start a Business and Keep Your Job -Receive Personal & Free Consulting Services What To Expect: Following the presentations, you'll have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with Ted Fireman, Local Franchise Expert from Frannet Louisiana, franchisors from top franchises, franchise funding specialists, and other resources to help determine if business ownership is right for you. *Free Event Parking **A light lunch will be served before presentations Meet with recession-resilient companies expanding in Louisiana: -Senior Care Services -Residential Services -Floor Coverings -Graphics/Signage -Health & Fitness Agenda: 11:00 – 11:30 Registration/ Check-in, Meet Ted Fireman, Bob Breaux and Top Franchise Companies 11:00 – 12:00 Franchisor Presentations 12:00 – 1:00 Meet with the Franchisors, Talk to the Experts Can't make it for the entire event? That's okay! Drop in when you can!
Speaker: Ted Fireman - FRANNET Franchise expert, consultant and coach
Thursday, February 18, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Learn how your Louisiana small business can benefit from CERTIFICATION in the SMALL AND EMERGING BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT program. The SEBD program can support small businesses by providing partially funded technical and managerial assistance, training and much more. Benefits of free SEBD certification include: business development assistance, entrepreneurial training, legal assistance, marketing, website development, computer skills, accounting, industry-specific assistance and increased procurement opportunities. Seating is limited. To register, please contact the LSBDC office at (337)482-6312.
Speaker: Heidi Melancon, Director
Thursday, February 18, 2016 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This workshop is highly recommended for all individuals interested in determining the feasibility of their business idea, planning to start or have just started a small business, expanding their business, seeking a small business loan, or wanting to learn more about planning. Topics of discussion will include business feasibility, business planning, sources of funds for start-up and expansion, small business resources, and required licenses. PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES EARLY FOR REGISTRATION. NO CHILDREN PLEASE. Thanks in Advance. *** If you are starting a business, this seminar is highly recommended before attending additional SBDC workshops.***
Speaker: David Creswell, CPA, LSBDC Business Consultant
Thursday, February 18, 2016 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
Cash is King! Have you ever wondered why cash is always short though you have good sales? This free workshop is for you! It will show you the importance of strong cash flow and show you how to estimate and predict. Please join us on Thursday, February 18, from 4-6 p.m. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Please pre-register on-line at lsbdc.org (search under Training) or call 337-475-5529 or email lsbdc.msu@lsbdc.org so we can prepare for your attendance.
Speaker: Susan Thibodeaux, Business Consultant
Thursday, February 18, 2016 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Learn how your business can benefit from CERTIFICATION as a Louisiana SMALL AND EMERGING BUSINESS. Benefits of free SEBD Certification include: Business developmental assistance, entrepreneurial training, marketing, computer skills, accounting, industry-specific assistance and increased procurement opportunities. Learn more about SEBD and other business certification programs. Plan now to attend this free seminar.
Thursday, February 18, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This workshop is highly recommended for all individuals interested in • Determining the feasibility of their business idea, • Planning to start or have just started a small business, • Expanding their business, • Seeking a small business loan, or • Wanting to learn more about planning. Topics of discussion will include business feasibility, business planning, sources of funds for start-up and expansion, small business resources, and required licenses. There is no charge to attend the workshop, but pre-registration is requested.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Financing and Capital
Identifying and securing the financing you need to grow your business can be a daunting task. A winning funding proposal can make the difference between No and Yes! Learn what to do before approaching a lender. When you know what the lender is looking for and the questions the lender wants answered, you will improve your chances of obtaining the financing that your business needs. In this seminar, you will learn: · To identify and assess the financial needs of your business · To identify sources of capital · How to prepare the essential documents for a lender or investor · How to answer the key questions lenders ask You should attend this workshop if you are a business owner: · Who is seeking financing to start or expand their business · Who has been told by a lender to develop projections and a business plan before applying for the loan · Who has been declined for a loan by a bank
Speaker: Jimmy Nguyen, Business Consultant
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
How well do you manage your time? If you're like many people, your answer may not be completely positive! Many of us know that we could be managing our time more effectively; but it can be difficult to identify the mistakes that we're making, and to know how we could improve. Join us for this event, where we will discuss the most common time management mistakes, and identify strategies and tips that you can use to overcome them. We can't control time but we can learn to manage the events in our life that take time.
Speaker: Sandy Hughes, MSHR Hughes-Consulting & SCORE Mentor
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
Registering as a Woman Owned Small Business or Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business provides advantages when competing for federal contracts in some categories. Some industries also accept WOSB certification as proof of being woman-owned. Learn how to get certified and understand the benefits in this free workshop. Join the LSBDC at McNeese State University on Tuesday, February 23, from 4-6 p.m. at the SEED Center.
Speaker: Donna Little, Center Director, LSBDC at McNeese
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
What does it take to become a successful government contractor? Learn about the services and continuous support that the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) has available to help your company with the contracting process. This introductory class will cover: the history of the Procurement Technical Assistance Program, Basic registrations and certifications for set-asides, and Government contracting lingo. This workshop is an introduction to Government Contracting for the small business owner. If your company has considered pursuing government contracts, we encourage you to attend.
Speaker: Jennifer Whittington of Northwest Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Your brand is your key to being recognized in a sea of competitors. How you present yourself via digital media is a crucial part of your business’ marketing strategy. As more and more people gravitate towards the Internet to do business, it is important to stake your claim in this new territory and get your brand out there. “Internet Brand Basics” takes a look at how you can use your Website Content, Social Media, Search Engine Optimization and various other tools to market your brand online. This class will give you an overview of how the Internet can increase sales through recognition of your brand as a provider of products or solutions. We will cover why content is important, how social media can generate sales, what search optimization is and how you can bring your business online with little or no cost, aside from your time. "Internet Brand Basics" is the starting point for growing your business’ presence in a growing digital world.
Speaker: Erik Waters, Business Consultant
Fee: $ 35.00
Thursday, February 25, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
So you've attended our first event and now know the first steps to take with starting and financing your own business. What next? "Promoting a Small Business" is part 2 of a 3-part series event on starting a small business. This no-cost event will cover the topics of finding your target audience, perfecting your marketing strategy, tips on social media/email marketing and more. You do not have to attend all 3 events. All are encouraged to attend the topics that cover the area they need assistance. Register to attend at no cost today!
Speaker: Tobias Wilhelm
Thursday, February 25, 2016 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Human Resources
Are you ready to increase your staff and grow your business? Certain legal requirements apply whether you hire employees or independent contractors. Find out from Labor and Employment Alex Glaser what these requirements are and what you need to know about the people who work for you. Topics include: -How to determine the difference between an independent contractor and a salaried employee -Your legal responsibility for your employees -Employee Handbooks and what to put in them -Benefits requirements overview
Speaker: Alex Glaser - Phelps Dunbar-Labor and Employment group
Location: Phelps Dunbar
Fee: $ 20.00
Thursday, February 25, 2016 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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 entrepreneurship readiness, writing a business plan, sources of funds for start-up and expansion, and small business resources. Join us at the SEED Center for this free event. Please register online at www.lsbdc.org under Training, call 337-475-5529, or email us at lsbdc.msu@lsbdc.org so that we can prepare for your attendance.
Speaker: Susan Thibodeaux, Business Consultant
Thursday, February 25, 2016 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Financing and Capital
Identifying and securing the financing you need to grow your business can be a daunting task. Learning how to put together a winning funding proposal can make the difference between No and Yes! Learn what to do before approaching a lender. Knowing what the lender is looking for and the questions the lender wants answered will demonstrate your preparedness and improve your chances of obtaining the financing that your business needs. In this seminar, you will learn: · To identify and assess the financial needs of your business · To identify sources of capital · How to prepare the essential documents for a lender or investor · How to answer the key questions lenders ask Who should attend this workshop: Business owners who are looking for financing to start or expand their business, who want to develop a winning funding proposal, who have been told by a lender to develop projections and a business plan before applying for the loan, and who have been declined for a loan by a bank.
Speaker: Michael Pennison, Business Consultant
Fee: $ 40.00
Monday, February 29, 2016 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Learn how your business can benefit from CERTIFICATION as a Louisiana SMALL AND EMERGING BUSINESS. Benefits of free SEBD Certification include: Business developmental assistance, entrepreneurial training, marketing, computer skills, accounting, industry-specific assistance and increased procurement opportunities. Learn more about SEBD and other business certification programs. Plan now to attend this free seminar.
Speaker: Tina Langlois-Business Consultant

March

Wednesday, March 02, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Not Set
If you’re using accounting software, it’s fairly easy to run financial reports. But what then? There are so many numbers to look at; it can be overwhelming. Which numbers are most important to monitor the health of your business? Which numbers should you track to ensure that your business is growing properly, is ready for sale, or can raise capital? Join us at this event to identify the numbers most critical to your business success.
Speaker: William Joubert - Louisiana SBDC at Southeastern
Thursday, March 03, 2016 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This seminar will provide entrepreneurs with a comprehensive overview of the steps to be taken to start a business, the essentials of business planning, and how to determine funding needs for the start-up. Seminar covers: • Items you want to know before starting a business • Preparing for business success • How to start your business • Financing options • Resources for your business
Speaker: Mike Pennison, Business Consultant
Fee: $ 10.00
Thursday, March 03, 2016 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
FastTrac® Your Business to Success! Are you ready to grow your business, create jobs, and be a successful business owner in your community? Are you seeking financing for your business venture? Are you ready for practical business training, one-on-one support and funding assistance? Get the tools you need for success with FastTrac®! FastTrac® NewVenture™ is a nationally recognized entrepreneurial training program developed by the Kauffman Foundation, a recognized leader in entrepreneurship. This 10-session program is designed especially for business owners with new businesses, business owners with less than 2 years in business or business owners that have been operating informally or part-time. Participants will receive: • Practical business education to build a profitable and sustainable business • Program workbook and life time access to online FastTrac® toolkit • An assigned business coach during the program • Free unlimited assistance from LSBDC business consultants Upon completion of the program participants will: • Have a completed business plan that can be used to access funding • Be eligible to apply for a business loan with the local lenders • Be eligible to apply for funding assistance for selected managerial and technical assistance projects. • Gained valuable business skills and tools with strategies that can be implemented immediately FastTrac® NewVenture™ is THE MUST attend program for business owners that want to grow their businesses and are SERIOUS about results. Thanks to the generous underwriting of this program from St. John the Baptist Parish Economic Development and Louisiana Economic Development (LED) the cost to attend the entire program is ONLY $100. This is a $1,125 value for only $100. That is only $10 per session! You must commit to all ten sessions and be a certified Small & Emerging Business (Registered through the LED website). The 10 session FastTrac program starts Thursday, March 3, 2016 and will continue for ten weeks
Speaker: Wayne Aucoin, Business Consultant
Fee: $ 100.00
Saturday, March 05, 2016 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Join the Louisiana Small Business Development Center for this no-cost "Starting & Financing a Small Business" event Saturday, March 5 from 5:00PM - 8:00PM. This event will inform Avoyelles parish entrepreneurs, both existing and prospective small business owners, how the LSBDC can assist you with your small business at no to low cost. The topic of this event will be starting and financing a small business and will help entrepreneurs better understand what makes a solid business plan, how to calculate your startup asset needs and working capital, a comparison of business entities, how to prepare a winning sales/marketing strategy and more. LSBDC business consultant and outreach coordinator encourage attendees to join us after the presentation from 7PM - 8PM for our networking hour. You don't want to miss out on this opportunity. Register to attend at no cost today.
Speaker: SBDC Business Consultant
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Join us Wednesday, March 9 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM at the ULM University Library, Seventh Floor for the 2016 Bankers Roundtable. This FREE workshop is designed to educate bankers on how they can utilize SBA and LED Guaranty Loan Programs to help meet their lending needs. A panel of experts will cover the key features of each program including how: • to navigate the regulatory process and procedures • the guarantee provides a strong additional, alternative source of repayment • state and federal regulators view the safety and soundness of the program • the LSBDC can help small businesses get bank ready Representatives will be on site from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, U.S. Small Business Administration and Louisiana Economic Development to discuss new programs and initiatives. This is a great opportunity to share vital feedback on how each agency can expand existing programs to better meet your needs. Who Should Attend: • Bank Small Business & Commercial Lenders • Bank Credit Officers • Bank CRA Compliance Officers • Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) • Credit Unions active in or considering small business lending To register, click the link below, visit www.lsbdc.org/ulm or call (318) 342-1224 for more details. Space is limited, therefore pre-registration is strongly recommended. REGISTER NOW!
Speaker: LED, SBA, and FDIC representatives
Thursday, March 10, 2016 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Google Maps is one of the most popular and regularly used apps in the world, and businesses with complete online listings on Google are twice as likely to be considered reputable by consumers. Since putting your business on Google Maps makes it easier for people to find & connect with your business online, we want to help you make sure your business information is on the map and is attracting customers. In this workshop, our local Google expert will walk you step by step through the process of creating, optimizing, and managing a Google Business Listing. By the end of the class, you'll have a listing set up and ready to connect with online searchers. So bring your laptop and Get Your Business Online! P.S. - This workshop also comes complete with free Google swag so sign up before it fills up!
Speaker: J.R. Portman - Google Trusted Photographer, 5 Stones Media
Thursday, March 10, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
The System for Award Management (SAM) class will guide participants through the registration process for most commercial entities. Companies must be registered in the SAM system in order to receive awards for grants or contracts from the Federal Government. Attendees in the class will learn how to avoid the most common mistakes that cause registrations to be rejected or fail IRS validation. In addition, participants will learn details about the representation and certification section of SAM, thus avoiding days of research in understanding various Federal Acquisition Clauses, Federal Statutes, Acts and Laws.
Speaker: Jo Ann Lawrence, Deputy District Director of the Small Business Administration (SBA)- Louisiana District.
Thursday, March 10, 2016 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Business Plan
A written business plan enables you to control your business. This seminar covers the detailed parts of a thorough business plan. This seminar is for aspiring entrepreneurs and new ventures. Topics Covered: • What is a Business Plan and what is it used for? • Full Business Plan Planner Workbook • Worksheets for Financial Projections
Speaker: Mike Pennison, Business Consultant
Fee: $ 35.00
Friday, March 11, 2016 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Not Set
This program is closed to the public and is co-sponsored by the U.S. Army Soldiers for Life - Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP). To attend veterans must first register for the SFL-TAP program by calling 337-531-1591 for detailed information. This seminar is designed specifically for veterans and/or those transitioning from military service to civilian life seeking assistance in starting their own business(s). The seminar will explain the steps needed to create a business plan as well as provide information about existing programs designed specifically to assist the veteran small business owner.
Speaker: Presenter for this seminar is LSBDC Regional Associate Director & Business Consultant, Jim Kilcoyne from the Northwestern State University SBDC Center in Natchitoches, LA.
Friday, March 11, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This workshop is recommended for those interested in starting a business. At the end of this workshop, you will have a thorough understanding of the process of starting a business and will be able to implement a required checklist to start your business. The following topics will be discussed during this workshop: determining the feasibility of a business idea, planning to start a small business, required licenses, writing a business plan, sources of funds for start-up, expansion and small business resources. Please feel free to bring laptops!
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