Mayor's Office Of Economic Development To Host Business Information Sessions Wednesday

NEW ORLEANS — On Wednesday, Oct. 12, Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Office of Economic Development will kick off another series of Business Information Sessions designed to connect local entrepreneurs and business owners with useful tools and resources to grow their businesses.

         “These quarterly sessions are key to helping our local business owners and entrepreneurs thrive,” said Mayor Landrieu. “When our businesses succeed, our economy gets stronger, more residents gain jobs and we grow the tax base that pays for essential City services.”

         These sessions allow interested entrepreneurs and business owners to learn more about business opportunities, City reps said. One session will take place in each City Council district. All are open to the public, and individuals can attend any or all sessions:

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District B:

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016

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1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

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1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., # 309, New Orleans, LA 70113

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“Structuring Your Business” presented by City of New Orleans Law Department

“Business Start Up” presented by SUNO Small Business Development & Management Institute


District C:

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Algiers Regional Library

3014 Holiday Drive, New Orleans, LA 70131



“Tips for a Business Plan Banks Can’t Resist" presented by Good Work Network

“Basic Bookkeeping for Your Business" presented by SCORE America's Counselors to Small Businesses


District D:

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Norman Mayer Branch Library

3001 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, La. 70122



“Crime Prevention for Businesses” presented by the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD)

“Business Patents and Trademarks to Protect Your Business” presented by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


District A:

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Regional Transportation Management Center

10 Veterans Memorial Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124



“How to Become a Non-Profit Organization & Reporting Requirements” presented by Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO)

“Tips For Successful Grant Writing” presented by GPOA Foundation, ResourceWorks, LLC


District E:

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Andrew P. Sanchez Recreation Center

1616 Caffin St., Multipurpose Room, 2nd floor, New Orleans, LA 70117



“Small Business Initiatives” presented by New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA)

“One on One Business Development ” presented by Fund 17


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