If a small business has a problem with growth, it’s usually one of two issues: Either the business isn’t growing fast enough, or the growth is uncontrolled. The SBDC has experienced consultants who can help small businesses create a strategy and action plan for growth that includes attention to each of the major areas of a small business: operations, finance, marketing, and human resources. As part of the SBDC’s assistance, consultants will help a small business owner and key team members assess the business’s current situation and needs, create goals for the future direction of the business, and formulate plans for each area of the business to reach those goals. The plans will include strategies for acquiring the needed resources (human, physical, intellectual, and financial) to achieve success. Along with one-on-one assistance, small business owners and managers can benefit from the SBDC’s customized continuing education offerings. There are classes suitable for each stage of a business’s growth: start-ups, small operations, and larger multi-tiered employer firms. This workshop is highly recommended for all individuals interested in determining the feasibility and timing of making a change in their business, what growth or change is right for their business, if their business is ready for a change, and what financial resources or options are available. Topics of discussion will include business change feasibility, business timing, sources of funds change or growth, and small business resources.
Speaker(s): Dana Cawthon, Louisiana SBDC Regional Director
Co-Sponsor(s): Toma Epps, First Federal Bank of Louisiana and Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. To pre-register, please visit our website at www.lsbdc.org or contact the main office at 318-678-6142.
Fee: No Cost