Events/Workshops

 
  
    

On Demand

On Demand, available until September 30
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: Speaker(s): Mike Pennison, Senior Business Consultant
Fee: $ 25.00
On Demand, available until October 01
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. Click the registration link below to get started.
Speaker: Speaker(s): Presented by Erik Waters, Business Consultant
Fee: $ 25.00
On Demand, available until September 30
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
Fee: $ 25.00

February

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 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: Brandy Boudreaux - Louisiana SBDC at Southeastern Louisiana University
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting
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
Fee: $ 20.00
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Government Contracting
Does Your Business Qualify for any Certifications? Come learn about government contracts that are set aside for certain businesses with special certifications, such as woman-owned, small disadvantaged businesses and HUBZone. This course covers the various federal, state, and local certifications programs and their benefits. It will help you determine if you qualify for any set-aside programs and will go over the requirements of each. Dana Cawthon, SBDC Regional Director will provide an overview of no-charge services offered to Louisiana businesses. Jennifer Whittington, PTAC Counselor will discuss certifications for set-asides and the qualifications and regulations.
Speaker: Presenters will be Dana Cawthon, Regional Director of the Northwest & Central Region Small Business Development Center and Jennifer Whittington, Procurement Counselor at Northwest LA Procurement Technical Assistance Center.

March

Thursday, March 02, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Not Set
LED's Small and Emerging Business Development (SEBD) Program provides the managerial and technical assistance training needed to grow and sustain a small business. This hands-on workshop will allow you to actively sign up and get SEBD certified. If you are a future entrepreneur, come out and learn the benefits of this program so you can take advantage of it when you get started. This program provides the following: • Developmental assistance, including entrepreneurial training, marketing, computer skills, accounting, business planning, and legal and industry-specific assistance. • Consideration for bidding on select products or services purchased by state agencies. • SEBD Intermediaries provide a free needs assessment and assistance with accessing other program benefits. • No cost access to certified training courses To register at workshop, please have the items below. – Name of Business, Business Address (including Parish), Phone Number, Business Email – DBA (if applicable) – Year Established – Contact Person and Title – Products and Services that the Business sells or provides – NAICS Code – Following Tax Information: – Federal Tax ID Number – Social Security Number (last 6 digits only) – State Tax ID is NOT required – State Purchasing Vendor Number is NOT required – Business Structure – Business Operations – Number of Employees (Including Yourself) – Current Total Business Assets – Current Total Business Net Worth (Assets-Liabilities) – Annual Gross Revenue
Speaker: Christina Davis, Business Consultant
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
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, March 07, 2017 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
You can't grow or even survive in business without an understanding of how the money flows through your operation. Financial tools like Quickbooks empower business owners by providing them with information needed to make financial decisions, which could ultimately determine whether the doors stay open or not. This basics course is for business owners who want to gain a greater understand business accounting and learn the basics of QuickBooks. The class is offered in two sessions – Tuesday, March 7, 2017 and Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 1:30pm-5:30pm, for a total of 8 hours of training with instruction and demonstration by a Quickbooks trainer. This QuickBooks Basics class consists of: - Two (2) four (4) hour sessions - The basics of accounting, reading and understanding financial statements.  - The basics of using QuickBooks to record the financial transactions of your businesses. - QuickBooks software - Two (2) 2-hour follow up sessions
Speaker: Greg August, Good Work Network
Fee: $ 50.00
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
The ever-changing internet marketplace provides a challenge to business owners who see the tremendous marketing potential of the net, but have no idea on where to start. Social media is an easily accessible and wide reaching medium through which to connect with customers, and a launching pad for existing and newly developed brands. This seminar will provide an in-depth training of participants on the current social media landscape with a social media specialist, who will discuss how to use various platforms as an integral tool to effectively connect businesses to their target audiences via storytelling and effective advertising methods. The following topics will be covered in two 2-hour sessions on 3/7/2017 and 3/14/2017: - The state of social; navigating the ever-changing landscape and understanding Facebook’s algorithm to lead and inform your social media strategy. - Implementing strategic content development and competitive research - Resources for staying up to date on changes in the tools provided by Facebook and other platforms - A step-by- step guide to Facebook Business Manager and Ad Manager - Developing a budget for social media advertising - Using Instagram to visualize your brand’s message - How to use Instagram’s newest features - Best practices for monitoring and tracking analytics on Facebook and Instagram to adjust strategy as needed - How to make the most of influencer marketing and developing campaigns - and, personalized tutorials on setting up social media accounts participant’s businesses and navigating the tools and resources!!! These training sessions include an interactive activity in the first session to encourage implementation. Attendees will have the opportunity to have their questions answered throughout the sessions and will be provided the presentation deck. Businesses may submit their questions regarding practice and implementation to the program director prior to the session so the Gambel strategist may be addressed during the training.
Speaker: Gambel Communications
Fee: $ 25.00
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Managing a Business
Are you ready to get your business off the ground, but don't know where to start? If the answer is yes, you're in luck! The Louisiana Small Business Development Center is offering a hands-on workshop on Louisiana geauxBIZ, the one-stop site for launching a business in Louisiana. During this two-hour workshop, a geauxBiz representative will go through the online registration process, step-by-step. You will learn how to: • reserve a business name • create a checklist of federal, state and local licenses and permits • file with the Secretary of State, Department of Revenue, and Louisiana Workforce Commission • apply for unemployment insurance • find helpful resources Register now to learn how to launch your business with geauxBIZ!
Speaker: Carla Bonaventure, Commercial Administrator with the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office Commercial Division
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
This seminar is targeted to Cultural Economy Businesses in the State of Louisiana. Get certified now to take advantage of upcoming programs designed to grow your creative business!!! Business Certifications give businesses access to opportunity in contracting, funding and grant programs. There are a variety of federal, state and local certification programs that can enhance your chances to not only get a contract but also to expand and grow! 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: Heidi Melancon, Director
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Are you ready to get your business off the ground, but don't know where to start? If the answer is yes, you're in luck! The Louisiana Small Business Development Center is offering a hands-on workshop on Louisiana geauxBIZ, the one-stop site for launching a business in Louisiana. During this two-hour workshop, a geauxBiz representative will go through the online registration process, step-by-step. You will learn how to: • reserve a business name • create a checklist of federal, state and local licenses and permits • file with the Secretary of State, Department of Revenue, and Louisiana Workforce Commission • apply for unemployment insurance • find helpful resources Register now to learn how to launch your business with geauxBIZ!
Speaker: Carla Bonaventure, Commercial Administrator with the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office Commercial Division
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Franchising
Are you looking for a career change or an investment alternative for your retirement dollars? Is the idea of coming up with a new business idea or creating a business from scratch more challenging than expected? Are you looking for a business opportunity that has a proven success rate and ready to take over current market potential? Then perhaps Franchising is for you! This seminar will look at pre-formatted franchise ownership solutions to help you leverage existing business models to: • ramp-up faster • mitigate risk • benefit from training/mentoring • attain assistance with marketing,staffing/other support • leverage scales of economy/collective knowledge • be enabled to work ‘on’ vs. ‘in’ your business Join us to see if franchises have a ready-made formula that may be right for you. Specialists with FranNet will compare business models, detail the basics of franchising, bust its myths and address whether/how it can suit YOU. Other topics to include: • Best practices for researching to find business that matches your needs and budge • Low cost options/financing vehicles • Business ownership models compared • Franchise ownership rewards and risks • Best opportunities (full/part-time owner involvement) - See more at: https://www2.lsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=6360028#sthash.fF1donju.dpuf
Speaker: Ted Fireman, Franchise Expert, Consultant & Coach
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Explore the feasibility of a business idea! Topics of discussion will include entrepreneurship readiness, writing a business plan, sources of funds for start-up and expansion, and small business resources. Hosted by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at ULL.
Speaker: Heidi Melancon, Director
Thursday, March 09, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Not Set
Are you ready to get your business off the ground, but don't know where to start? If the answer is yes, you're in luck! The Louisiana Small Business Development Center is offering a hands-on workshop on Louisiana geauxBIZ, the one-stop site for launching a business in Louisiana. During this two-hour workshop, a geauxBiz representative will go through the online registration process, step-by-step. You will learn how to: • reserve a business name • create a checklist of federal, state and local licenses and permits • file with the Secretary of State, Department of Revenue, and Louisiana Workforce Commission • apply for unemployment insurance • find helpful resources Register now to learn how to launch your business with geauxBIZ!
Speaker: Carla Bonaventure, Commercial Administrator with the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office Commercial Division
Thursday, March 09, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: International Trade
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
Thursday, March 09, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
This seminar is targeted to Cultural Economy Businesses in the State of Louisiana. Get certified now to take advantage of upcoming programs designed to grow your creative business!!! Business Certifications give businesses access to opportunity in contracting, funding and grant programs. There are a variety of federal, state and local certification programs that can enhance your chances to not only get a contract but also to expand and grow! 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: Heidi Melancon, Director
Thursday, March 09, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Launch Your Business with geauxBIZ Are you ready to get your business off the ground, but don't know where to start? If the answer is yes, you're in luck! The Louisiana Small Business Development Center is offering a hands-on workshop on Louisiana geauxBIZ, the one-stop site for launching a business in Louisiana. During this two-hour workshop, a geauxBiz representative will go through the online registration process, step-by-step. You will learn how to: • reserve a business name • create a checklist of federal, state and local licenses and permits • file with the Secretary of State, Department of Revenue, and Louisiana Workforce Commission • apply for unemployment insurance • find helpful resources Register now to learn how to launch your business with geauxBIZ!
Speaker: Carla Bonaventure Commercial Administrator Louisiana Secretary of State, Commercial Division
Thursday, March 09, 2017 4:00 PM to 6:00 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. 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
Fee: $ 10.00
Friday, March 10, 2017 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!
Speaker: Ada Womack
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Government Contracting
The workshop will cover: 1. Completing your SAM registration with review, explanation and guidance 2. Completing/Updating Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS) Profile (SBA Supplemental Page) Minimum information required to complete registration: Your company's: D&B (Dun and Bradstreet) DUNS number; Tax Identification Number (TIN)/Employer Identification Number (EIN); banking information (ABA Routing Number for your bank; Account Number; Bank point of contact; average revenues; number of employees
Speaker: Jo Ann Lawrence, Deputy District Director, SBA
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
You can't grow or even survive in business without an understanding of how the money flows through your operation. Financial tools like Quickbooks empower business owners by providing them with information needed to make financial decisions, which could ultimately determine whether the doors stay open or not. This basics course is for business owners who want to gain a greater understand business accounting and learn the basics of QuickBooks. The class is offered in two sessions – Wednesday, March 29, 2017 and Wednesday, April 4, 2017 from 3-7pm, for a total of 8 hours of training with instruction and demonstration by a Quickbooks trainer. This QuickBooks Basics class consists of: - Two (2) four (4) hour sessions - The basics of accounting, reading and understanding financial statements.  - The basics of using QuickBooks to record the financial transactions of your businesses. - QuickBooks software - Two (2) 2-hour follow up sessions
Speaker: Greg August, Good Work Network
Fee: $ 50.00
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
The ever-changing internet marketplace provides a challenge to business owners who see the tremendous marketing potential of the net, but have no idea on where to start. Social media is an easily accessible and wide reaching medium through which to connect with customers, and a launching pad for existing and newly developed brands. This seminar will provide an in-depth training of participants on the current social media landscape with a social media specialist, who will discuss how to use various platforms as an integral tool to effectively connect businesses to their target audiences via storytelling and effective advertising methods. The following topics will be covered in two 2-hour sessions on 3/7/2017 and 3/14/2017: - The state of social; navigating the ever-changing landscape and understanding Facebook’s algorithm to lead and inform your social media strategy. - Implementing strategic content development and competitive research - Resources for staying up to date on changes in the tools provided by Facebook and other platforms - A step-by- step guide to Facebook Business Manager and Ad Manager - Developing a budget for social media advertising - Using Instagram to visualize your brand’s message - How to use Instagram’s newest features - Best practices for monitoring and tracking analytics on Facebook and Instagram to adjust strategy as needed - How to make the most of influencer marketing and developing campaigns - and, personalized tutorials on setting up social media accounts participant’s businesses and navigating the tools and resources!!! These training sessions include an interactive activity in the first session to encourage implementation. Attendees will have the opportunity to have their questions answered throughout the sessions and will be provided the presentation deck. Businesses may submit their questions regarding practice and implementation to the program director prior to the session so the Gambel strategist may be addressed during the training.
Speaker: Gambel Communications
Fee: $ 25.00
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Women-owned small businesses can begin taking steps to participate in the federal contracting program. At the end of this session, you will have a thorough understanding of the requirements for certification. For more information on Women-Owned Small Business Certification, visit www.sba.gov/wosb.
Speaker: SBA Representative
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Lunch and Learn It’s the People: Developing a culture to enhance performance How do you build a business culture of shared values in which talented people WANT to work with you to help you achieve your vision? This session will explore organizational culture and its capability to drive growth and build a sustainable company.
Speaker: Ronnie Slone
Fee: $ 10.00
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 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!
Speaker: Sonia Wilson
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting
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
Fee: $ 20.00
Thursday, March 16, 2017 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.
Friday, March 17, 2017 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
The 2017 Culinary Business Plan and Pitch Competition is for You! The Top 10 Business Plan Finalists will give a 5 Minutes Pitch on Friday, April 28, 2017 Pitch Prizes = 1st place - $1,500, 2nd place - $500, 3rd place - $250 To qualify for the Culinary Business Plan and Pitch Competition on Friday, April 28, 2017: 1. Open to currently enrolled Nicholls students and 2016 Nicholls graduates are invited to participate in the competition. 2. Students must register for both Boot Camps by March 3, 2017 (Registration will open on the 1st day of classes) 3. Attend both Boot Camps, 2.5 hours sessions in the Ledet Hall Demo Kitchen A) Friday, March 17 - Tips for Writing a Winning Culinary Business Plan - Morning Session 9:30am-12 noon or Afternoon Session 1:30pm-4:00pm B) Friday, March 24 – How to Create a Clear, Concise, & Compelling Culinary Business Pitch - Morning Session 9:30am-12 noon or Afternoon Session 1:30pm-4:00pm 4. For more detailed information, contact: Dianne F. Sclafani, email: dsclafani@lsbdc.org or (504) 908-1665.
Speaker: Dianne Sclafani, Culinary & Foodservice Business Development Consultant
Friday, March 17, 2017 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
The 2017 Culinary Business Plan and Pitch Competition is for You! The Top 10 Business Plan Finalists will give a 5 Minutes Pitch on Friday, April 28, 2017 Pitch Prizes = 1st place - $1,500, 2nd place - $500, 3rd place - $250 To qualify for the Culinary Business Plan and Pitch Competition on Friday, April 28, 2017: 1. Open to currently enrolled Nicholls students and 2016 Nicholls graduates are invited to participate in the competition. 2. Students must register for both Boot Camps by March 3, 2017 (Registration will open on the 1st day of classes) 3. Attend both Boot Camps, 2.5 hours sessions in the Ledet Hall Demo Kitchen A) Friday, March 17 - Tips for Writing a Winning Culinary Business Plan - Morning Session 9:30am-12 noon or Afternoon Session 1:30pm-4:00pm B) Friday, March 24 – How to Create a Clear, Concise, & Compelling Culinary Business Pitch - Morning Session 9:30am-12 noon or Afternoon Session 1:30pm-4:00pm 4. For more detailed information, contact: Dianne F. Sclafani, email: dsclafani@lsbdc.org or (504) 908-1665.
Speaker: Dianne Sclafani, Culinary & Foodservice Business Development Consultant
Monday, March 20, 2017 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
You can't grow or even survive in business without an understanding of how the money flows through your operation. Financial tools like Quickbooks empower business owners by providing them with information needed to make financial decisions, which could ultimately determine whether the doors stay open or not. This basics course is for business owners who want to gain a greater understand business accounting and learn the basics of QuickBooks. The class is offered in two sessions – Wednesday, March 29, 2017 and Wednesday, April 4, 2017 from 3-7pm, for a total of 8 hours of training with instruction and demonstration by a Quickbooks trainer. This QuickBooks Basics class consists of: - Two (2) four (4) hour sessions - The basics of accounting, reading and understanding financial statements.  - The basics of using QuickBooks to record the financial transactions of your businesses. - QuickBooks software - Two (2) 2-hour follow up sessions
Speaker: Greg August, Good Work Network
Fee: $ 50.00
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Financing and Capital
Identifying and securing the financing you need to grow your business can be a scary and difficult task when you don't know what to do. A winning funding proposal can make a huge difference between getting "No" and getting a "Yes"! In this seminar you will learn what you need and what to do before approaching a lender to finance your business's funding needs. When you know what a lender is looking for and the questions the lender needs answered, you will greatly improve your chances of obtaining the financing that your business needs to start, grow and expand! 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
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
SBDC Day is a national, collective proclamation of the success and impact America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) have across the nation in economic development and the small businesses community. The first America’s SBDC Day will take place on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. SBDC Day will unite the nearly 1,000 SBDC centers across the country and the hundreds of thousands of clients they serve by sharing, in real time, the success stories and notable impacts SBDCs collectively have on the small business community at large. This special day will be celebrated with social media campaigns, public relations initiatives, online and in-person events and more.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
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
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