Free Classes To Grow Your Business From The Louisiana Small Business Development Center


The Louisiana Small Business Development Center Network will hold classes on managing and planning a business and more. All classes are free and will be held in New Orleans.

Managing a Business

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Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2-4 p.m.

Learn how your business can benefit from certification as a Louisiana Small and Emerging Business (SEBD). 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.  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.  Speaker: Tina Langlois, MPH, MBA – LSBDC Business Consultant. Free. Delgado Community College H. Giles Martin Hall, 615 City Park Ave. Register Online. For more information call 504-831-3730 or email lsbdc.gnor@lsbdc.or

Business Planning for Entrepreneurs

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Wednesday, Jan. 17, 5-7 p.m.

This seminar is for aspiring entrepreneurs and new ventures.  A business plan is much more than a piece of paper.  It is your roadmap to success.  The plan forces you to consider your entire business at once, and therefore maintain consistency in planning and execution of your business model.  A comprehensive, focused,well written business plan enables you to control your business and its potential for success. This seminar covers the detailed parts of a thorough business plan. Topics Covered: What is a Business Plan and what is it used for?, Full Business Plan Planner Workbook, Worksheets for Financial Projections. Speaker: Michael Pennison, Business Consultant. Free. Register Online. Xavier University Xavier South Room 225, 909 South Jeff Davis Parkway. For more information email

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