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May
22
9:00 AM09:00

Quickbooks for Managers

  • Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Topic: Business Accounting

This workshop is designed for a business owner to learn more about the advanced features of Quickbooks and how to create useful reports to assist in the financial management of his or her business. Topics include customize forms, creating users and passwords, how to design and print monthly reports, how to generate Company Snap Shot to quickly review operational status, and understanding segregation of duties related to internal accounting controls.

Speaker(s): Richard Melacon, CPA, Business Consultant

Co-Sponsor(s): TEDA, Nicholls College of Business, Fletcher Technical College

Seminar will be held at the old Fletcher Technical College in HOUMA directly across from the Houma Jr High School. SBDC Building is located on the other side of campus when you first enter.

Fee: No Cost

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Phone: (504) 831-3730

Email: jmenyon@lsbdc.org

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May
28
11:30 AM11:30

Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce General Membership Luncheon

The General Membership Luncheon (GML) is the Chamber’s most popular recurring event. Averaging more than 100-120 guests each month, GML features a great speaker on an important topic relevant to your business’s success. Additionally, we fit in committee reports and networking as well. It’s the fastest 90 minutes you’ll ever experience.

Admission is $25 per person with payment required in advance.

Register online at houmachamber.com or call at (985) 876-5600.

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Jun
5
1:00 PM13:00

Business Networking & Certifications

  • Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Topic: Managing a Business

Networking is an ongoing, essential part of a marketing plan for new and established entrepreneurs. Learn how to capitalize on available business certifications by staying current, competitive, and collaborating with other business owners. 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. Learn more about SEBD and other business certification programs. Plan now to attend this free seminar. Bring business cards and mingle with local small business owners and promote your business.

Speaker(s): Jimmy Nguyen, Business Consultant

Co-Sponsor(s): TEDA, Nicholls State University College of Business, Fletcher Technical Community College

Seminar will be held at the old Fletcher Technical College in HOUMA directly across from the Houma Jr High School. SBDC Building is located on the other side of campus when you first enter.

Fee: No Cost

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Phone: (504) 831-3730

Email: jmenyon@lsbdc.org

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Jun
13
5:00 PM17:00

Delivering Engaging and Outstanding Customer Service

  • Terrebonne Folklife Cultural Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Topic: Customer Relations

Everyone says that they have good customer service, but do they really deliver? Customers will buy from your business again and again(and pay a little more) if they have a good experience with your business. But they will not come again (and tell others) if the experience is less than satisfactory. In today's market, customers crave a positive experience with you and your business. Learn how to engage your customers and how to engage your employees in delivering outstanding customer service to keep 'em coming back again and again. Business owners are encouraged to attend with key employees to maximize the benefits of this workshop.

Speaker(s): Ron Markham, Business Consultant

Co-Sponsor(s): Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government, TEDA, Nicholls College of Business

Fee: No Cost

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Phone: 985-493-2587

Email: jnguyen@lsbdc.org

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Jun
25
11:30 AM11:30

Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce General Membership Luncheon

The General Membership Luncheon (GML) is the Chamber’s most popular recurring event. Averaging more than 100-120 guests each month, GML features a great speaker on an important topic relevant to your business’s success. Additionally, we fit in committee reports and networking as well. It’s the fastest 90 minutes you’ll ever experience.

Admission is $25 per person with payment required in advance.

Register online at houmachamber.com or call at (985) 876-5600.

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Jul
10
10:00 AM10:00

Business Planning for Entrepreneurs

  • Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Topic: Business Plan

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.

Speaker(s): Jimmy Nguyen, Business Consultant

Co-Sponsor(s): TEDA, Nicholls State University College of Business, Fletcher Technical Community College

Seminar will be held at the old Fletcher Technical College in HOUMA directly across from the Houma Jr High School. SBDC Building is located on the other side of campus when you first enter.

Fee: No Cost

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Phone: (504) 831-3730

Email: jmenyon@lsbdc.org

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Jul
17
11:00 AM11:00

SCIA General Membership Luncheon

South Central Industrial Association Meetings are conducted on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Courtyard Marriott, 142 Library Dr., Houma, LA. The meetings are a great place to network with about 200 people in attendance. RSVP is required by calling 985-851-2201 or emailing christy@sciaonline.net. Meal price is $25.00 per person, payable at the door via cash, check or credit card. Prior to the membership meeting, there is time for “networking” from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The membership meeting begins promptly at 11:50 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.

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Jul
23
11:30 AM11:30

Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce General Membership Luncheon

The General Membership Luncheon (GML) is the Chamber’s most popular recurring event. Averaging more than 100-120 guests each month, GML features a great speaker on an important topic relevant to your business’s success. Additionally, we fit in committee reports and networking as well. It’s the fastest 90 minutes you’ll ever experience.

Admission is $25 per person with payment required in advance.

Register online at houmachamber.com or call at (985) 876-5600.

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Aug
14
1:00 PM13:00

Understanding Financials & Funding Opportunities

  • Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Topic: Financing and Capital

This seminar is focused on how to use financial statements to manage profits, measure growth, and apply for funding opportunities. Program includes:

• Profitability and Productivity of the Income Statement

• Apply Financial Statement to Your Business

• Identifying Available Funding Resources

• Preparing Essential Documents for Funding

• Questions the Lender or Investor Asks

Speaker(s): Jimmy Nguyen, LSBDC Business Consultant

Co-Sponsor(s): TEDA, Nicholls State University College of Business, Fletcher Technical Community College

Seminar will be held at the old Fletcher Technical College in HOUMA directly across from the Houma Jr High School. SBDC Building is located on the other side of campus when you first enter.

Fee: No Cost

Register Online: lsbdc.org

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Phone: (504) 831-3730

Email: jmenyon@lsbdc.org

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Aug
21
to Aug 22

SCIA General Membership Luncheon

South Central Industrial Association Meetings are conducted on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Courtyard Marriott, 142 Library Dr., Houma, LA. The meetings are a great place to network with about 200 people in attendance. RSVP is required by calling 985-851-2201 or emailing christy@sciaonline.net. Meal price is $25.00 per person, payable at the door via cash, check or credit card. Prior to the membership meeting, there is time for “networking” from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The membership meeting begins promptly at 11:50 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.

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Sep
10
10:00 AM10:00

Starting & Financing Your Business

  • Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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(s): Jimmy Nguyen, LSBDC Business Consultant

Co-Sponsor(s): TEDA, Nicholls State University College of Business, Fletcher Technical Community College

Seminar will be held at the old Fletcher Technical College in HOUMA directly across from the Houma Jr High School. SBDC Building is located on the other side of campus when you first enter.

Fee: No Cost

Register Online: lsbdc.org

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Phone: (504) 831-3730

Email: jmenyon@lsbdc.org

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Sep
18
11:00 AM11:00

SCIA General Membership Luncheon

South Central Industrial Association Meetings are conducted on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Courtyard Marriott, 142 Library Dr., Houma, LA. The meetings are a great place to network with about 200 people in attendance. RSVP is required by calling 985-851-2201 or emailing christy@sciaonline.net. Meal price is $25.00 per person, payable at the door via cash, check or credit card. Prior to the membership meeting, there is time for “networking” from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The membership meeting begins promptly at 11:50 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.

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Sep
24
11:30 AM11:30

Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce General Membership Luncheon

The General Membership Luncheon (GML) is the Chamber’s most popular recurring event. Averaging more than 100-120 guests each month, GML features a great speaker on an important topic relevant to your business’s success. Additionally, we fit in committee reports and networking as well. It’s the fastest 90 minutes you’ll ever experience.

Admission is $25 per person with payment required in advance.

Register online at houmachamber.com or call at (985) 876-5600.

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Oct
9
1:00 PM13:00

Business Certifications That Can Grow Your Business

  • Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Topic: Managing a 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(s): Jimmy Nguyen, Business Consultant

Co-Sponsor(s): TEDA, Nicholls State University College of Business, Fletcher Technical Community College

Seminar will be held at the old Fletcher Technical College in HOUMA directly across from the Houma Jr High School. SBDC Building is located on the other side of campus when you first enter.

Fee: No Cost

Register Online: lsbdc.org

Already Registered? Sign in for more information.

Phone: (504) 831-3730

Email: jmenyon@lsbdc.org

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Oct
16
11:00 AM11:00

SCIA General Membership Luncheon

South Central Industrial Association Meetings are conducted on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Courtyard Marriott, 142 Library Dr., Houma, LA. The meetings are a great place to network with about 200 people in attendance. RSVP is required by calling 985-851-2201 or emailing christy@sciaonline.net. Meal price is $25.00 per person, payable at the door via cash, check or credit card. Prior to the membership meeting, there is time for “networking” from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The membership meeting begins promptly at 11:50 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.

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Oct
22
11:30 AM11:30

Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce General Membership Luncheon

The General Membership Luncheon (GML) is the Chamber’s most popular recurring event. Averaging more than 100-120 guests each month, GML features a great speaker on an important topic relevant to your business’s success. Additionally, we fit in committee reports and networking as well. It’s the fastest 90 minutes you’ll ever experience.

Admission is $25 per person with payment required in advance.

Register online at houmachamber.com or call at (985) 876-5600.

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Nov
6
10:00 AM10:00

Business Planning for Entrepreneurs

  • Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Topic: Business Plan

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.

Speaker(s): Jimmy Nguyen, Business Consultant

Co-Sponsor(s): TEDA, Nicholls State University College of Business, Fletcher Technical Community College

Seminar will be held at the old Fletcher Technical College in HOUMA directly across from the Houma Jr High School. SBDC Building is located on the other side of campus when you first enter.

Fee: No Cost

Register Online: lsbdc.org

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Phone: (504) 831-3730

Email: jmenyon@lsbdc.org

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Nov
27
11:00 AM11:00

SCIA General Membership Luncheon

South Central Industrial Association Meetings are conducted on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Courtyard Marriott, 142 Library Dr., Houma, LA. The meetings are a great place to network with about 200 people in attendance. RSVP is required by calling 985-851-2201 or emailing christy@sciaonline.net. Meal price is $25.00 per person, payable at the door via cash, check or credit card. Prior to the membership meeting, there is time for “networking” from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The membership meeting begins promptly at 11:50 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.

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Dec
3
11:30 AM11:30

Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce General Membership Luncheon

The General Membership Luncheon (GML) is the Chamber’s most popular recurring event. Averaging more than 100-120 guests each month, GML features a great speaker on an important topic relevant to your business’s success. Additionally, we fit in committee reports and networking as well. It’s the fastest 90 minutes you’ll ever experience.

Admission is $25 per person with payment required in advance.

Register online at houmachamber.com or call at (985) 876-5600.

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Dec
4
1:00 PM13:00

Hiring & Empowering Your Employees

  • Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Topic: Human Resources

This workshop is designed for small business owners and managers who have employees and are ready to increase their staff size and grow. Whether you decide to hire employees or independent contractors, you have certain legal requirements. You need to find out what these requirements are and what you need to know about the people who work for you. Good employees are the backbone of your business. They are hard to find and even harder to keep. Learn how to locate a source of good employees, hire them, empower them and keep them working for you.

Speaker(s): Jimmy Nguyen, Business Consultant

Co-Sponsor(s): TEDA, Nicholls State University College of Business, Fletcher Technical Community College

Seminar will be held at the old Fletcher Technical College in HOUMA directly across from the Houma Jr High School. SBDC Building is located on the other side of campus when you first enter.

Fee: No Cost

Register Online: lsbdc.org

Already Registered? Sign in for more information.

Phone: (504) 831-3730

Email: jmenyon@lsbdc.org

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Dec
18
11:00 AM11:00

SCIA General Membership Luncheon

South Central Industrial Association Meetings are conducted on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Courtyard Marriott, 142 Library Dr., Houma, LA. The meetings are a great place to network with about 200 people in attendance. RSVP is required by calling 985-851-2201 or emailing christy@sciaonline.net. Meal price is $25.00 per person, payable at the door via cash, check or credit card. Prior to the membership meeting, there is time for “networking” from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The membership meeting begins promptly at 11:50 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.

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May
16
9:00 AM09:00

2019 WomenPreNeurship Conference

The womenpreneurship conference is a free event aimed at fostering and growing the entrepreneurial spirit in the attendees of the conference. The conference will provide information and access to resources for persons in both the startup and growth stage of business and will focus on the following topics:

  • Startup Success

  • Taking Your Business to the Next Level of Growth

  • Exploring New Markets



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May
15
11:00 AM11:00

SCIA General Membership Luncheon

South Central Industrial Association Meetings are conducted on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Courtyard Marriott, 142 Library Dr., Houma, LA. The meetings are a great place to network with about 200 people in attendance. RSVP is required by calling 985-851-2201 or emailing christy@sciaonline.net. Meal price is $25.00 per person, payable at the door via cash, check or credit card. Prior to the membership meeting, there is time for “networking” from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The membership meeting begins promptly at 11:50 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.

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May
8
10:00 AM10:00

Starting & Financing Your Business

  • Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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(s): Jimmy Nguyen, LSBDC Business Consultant

Co-Sponsor(s): TEDA, Nicholls State University College of Business, Fletcher Technical Community College

Fee: No Cost

Register Online: lsbdc.org

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Phone: (504) 831-3730

Email: jmenyon@lsbdc.org

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Apr
30
5:00 PM17:00

Cyber Security It is a big ISSUE

Topic: Computers in Business

Cyber security is critical in today’s business environment. Every business becoming more dependent on digital business when offering client-centric products and services. The key to our Digital economy/communications is Digital Trust. Trust in the identity of the party at the other end of the transaction, Trust in the ability of digital systems to conduct the transaction securely, Trust that our information will be protected. Trust is dependent on cyber security and on the protection of our digital systems and assets as well as our information, reputation and privacy.

Speaker(s): Michelle Seeling, Cassi Davis, Brandon Reeves, Corey Harris

Co-Sponsor(s): Transech, Efend, ISC, ISACA, Nicholls State University College of Business, TEDA

Fee: No Cost

Register Online: lsbdc.org

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Email: lsbdc.nic@lsbdc.org

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Apr
17
11:00 AM11:00

SCIA General Membership Luncheon

South Central Industrial Association Meetings are conducted on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Courtyard Marriott, 142 Library Dr., Houma, LA. The meetings are a great place to network with about 200 people in attendance. RSVP is required by calling 985-851-2201 or emailing christy@sciaonline.net. Meal price is $25.00 per person, payable at the door via cash, check or credit card. Prior to the membership meeting, there is time for “networking” from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The membership meeting begins promptly at 11:50 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.

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Mar
20
11:00 AM11:00

SCIA General Membership Luncheon

South Central Industrial Association Meetings are conducted on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Courtyard Marriott, 142 Library Dr., Houma, LA. The meetings are a great place to network with about 200 people in attendance. RSVP is required by calling 985-851-2201 or emailing christy@sciaonline.net. Meal price is $25.00 per person, payable at the door via cash, check or credit card. Prior to the membership meeting, there is time for “networking” from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The membership meeting begins promptly at 11:50 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.

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Mar
13
1:00 PM13:00

5 Steps to Financing Success

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 or potential investor to finance your business's funding needs. When you know what a lender or investor is looking for and the questions that they need answered, you will greatly improve your chances of obtaining funds that your business needs to start, grow and expand!

In this seminar, you will learn:

· To strengthen your financial situation

· 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 key questions to capitalize on opportunities

You should attend this workshop if you are a business owner:

· Who is seeking funding to start or expand their business

· Who is seeking to improve current credit position

· Who has been denied or turned down looking to increase chances moving forward

Speaker(s): Jimmy Nguyen, Senior Business Consultant

Co-Sponsor(s): TEDA, Nicholls State University, Fletcher Technical Community College

Seminar will be held at the old Fletcher Technical College in HOUMA directly across from the HOUMA Jr High School. SBDC Building is located on the other side of campus when you first enter.

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Feb
20
11:00 AM11:00

SCIA General Membership Luncheon

South Central Industrial Association Meetings are conducted on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Courtyard Marriott, 142 Library Dr., Houma, LA. The meetings are a great place to network with about 200 people in attendance. RSVP is required by calling 985-851-2201 or emailing christy@sciaonline.net. Meal price is $25.00 per person, payable at the door via cash, check or credit card. Prior to the membership meeting, there is time for “networking” from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The membership meeting begins promptly at 11:50 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.

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Feb
13
10:00 AM10:00

Business Planning for Entrepreneurs

This seminar is for aspiring entrepreneurs and new ventures. A business plan is much more than a piece of paper. It is your road map 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?

• Discovering your Mission Statement and Purpose

• Cultivating an Advertising Strategy

• Defining your Target Market

• Valuable resources to help accomplish your Goals

Speaker(s): Jimmy Nguyen, Senior Business Consultant

Co-Sponsor(s): TEDA, Nicholls State University College of Business, Fletcher Technical Community College

Seminar will be held at the old Fletcher Technical College in HOUMA directly across from the HOUMA Jr High School. SBDC Building is located on the other side of campus when you first enter.

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Feb
6
1:00 PM13:00

Business Certifications That Can Grow Your 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 to capitalize on great opportunities!

Speaker(s): Jimmy Nguyen, Senior Business Consultant

Co-Sponsor(s): TEDA, Nicholls State University College of Business, Fletcher Technical Community College

Seminar will be held at the old Fletcher Technical College in HOUMA directly across from the HOUMA Jr High School. SBDC Building is located on the other side of campus when you drive around the parking lot.

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Jan
16
11:00 AM11:00

SCIA General Membership Luncheon

South Central Industrial Association Meetings are conducted on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Courtyard Marriott, 142 Library Dr., Houma, LA. The meetings are a great place to network with about 200 people in attendance. RSVP is required by calling 985-851-2201 or emailing christy@sciaonline.net. Meal price is $25.00 per person, payable at the door via cash, check or credit card. Prior to the membership meeting, there is time for “networking” from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The membership meeting begins promptly at 11:50 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.

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Jan
16
10:00 AM10:00

Starting & Financing A Successful Business

This seminar will provide entrepreneurs with a comprehensive overview of the steps to be taken to properly start a business, how to determine funding needs for the start-up, and the essentials of running a successful business. Seminar covers:

• Critical factors you need to know before starting a business

• How to officially start your business

• Preparing for business success

• Financing options available

• Valuable resources for your business

Speaker(s): Jimmy Nguyen, LSBDC Senior Business Consultant

Co-Sponsor(s): TEDA, Nicholls State University College of Business, Fletcher Technical Community College

Seminar will be held at the old Fletcher Technical College in HOUMA directly across from the HOUMA Jr High School. SBDC Building is located on the other side of campus when you drive around the parking lot.

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Dec
18
11:00 AM11:00

SCIA General Membership Luncheon

South Central Industrial Association meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Courtyard by Marriott at 142 Library Dr., Houma, LA. The meetings are a great place to network with about 200 people in attendance. RSVP is required by calling 985-851-2201 or by emailing christy@sciaonline.net. Meal price is $25.00 per person, payable at the door via cash, check or credit card. Prior to the membership meeting, there is time for "networking," from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The membership meeting begins promptly at 11:45 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.

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Dec
5
1:00 PM13:00

5 Steps to Financing Success

  • Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 strengthen your financial situation

· 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 is seeking to improve current credit position

· Who has been declined for a loan by a bank

Speaker(s): Jimmy Nguyen, Business Consultant

Co-Sponsor(s): Fletcher Technical Community College (310 St. Charles Street, Houma, LA), TEDA

Seminar will be held at the old Fletcher Technical College in HOUMA directly across from the HOUMA Jr High School. SBDC Building is located on the other side of campus when you first enter.

Fee: No Cost

Register Online

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Phone: (504) 831-3730

Email: jmenyon@lsbdc.org

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Nov
7
10:00 AM10:00

Business Planning for Entrepreneurs

  • Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Topic: Business Plan

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?

• Discovering your Mission Statement and Purpose

• Defining your Target Market

Speaker(s): Jimmy Nguyen, Business Consultant; Co-Sponsor(s): TEDA

Seminar will be held at the old Fletcher Technical College in HOUMA directly across from the HOUMA Jr High School. SBDC Building is located on the other side of campus when you first enter.

Fee: No Cost

Register Online

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Phone: (504) 831-3730

Email: jmenyon@lsbdc.org

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Oct
17
1:00 PM13:00

Business Certifications that can Grow Your Business

  • Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus (map)
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Topic: Managing a 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(s): Jimmy Nguyen, Business Consultant; Co-Sponsor(s): Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus, TEDA

Fee: No Cost

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Phone: (504) 831-3730; Email: jmenyon@lsbdc.org

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Oct
16
11:00 AM11:00

SCIA General Membership Luncheon

South Central Industrial Association meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Courtyard by Marriott at 142 Library Dr., Houma, LA. The meetings are a great place to network with about 200 people in attendance. RSVP is required by calling 985-851-2201 or by emailing christy@sciaonline.net. Meal price is $25.00 per person, payable at the door via cash, check or credit card. Prior to the membership meeting, there is time for "networking," from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The membership meeting begins promptly at 11:45 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.

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Oct
10
10:00 AM10:00

Starting & Financing A Successful Business

  • Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus (map)
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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(s): Jimmy Nguyen, LSBDC Business Consultant; Co-Sponsor: Fletcher Technical Community College

Fee: No Cost

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Phone: (504) 831-3730; Email: jmenyon@lsbdc.org

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Oct
9
11:00 AM11:00

LA Skills USA Championships Planning & Prep Luncheon

Encourage skill development in high-school students by helping organize, develop or judge competitions in the 2019 Louisiana SkillsUSA competition, hosted by the Louis Miller Terrebonne Career & Technical High School and the Lafourche Career Magnet Center. More than 500 students from around the state will compete in 54 trade, industrial, technical and health occupations -- all designed to demonstrate skills and abilities needed for employment.

A luncheon meeting will conducted 11 a.m. Oct. 9 at the LMTCT campus in Houma, to discuss options for business participation and support. RSVP by calling 985-851-1163.

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Oct
2
5:00 PM17:00

Marketing for the Holidays

  • Terrebonne Folklife Cultural Center (map)
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Topic: Marketing and Sales

It’s that time of year – the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is upon us. The time is now to reach out to your customers, bring new clients in, and boost repeat and referral business! Whether you have a retail shop, provide a specialized service, or work business-to-business, this workshop will provide simple, practical tips for closing out this year on a high note.

We’ll cover:

-How to leverage social media to engage new and existing customers

-Which promotions and special offers work for your business right now

-Best ways to drive response from your emails and social posts

-Easy strategies to keep your offers looking good on a cell phone or tablet

-How to create and manage a campaign for the holidays (it’s easier than you might think!)

-How to create a simple playbook to plan your marketing activities all season long

-What Terrebonne Parish has in the works for Small Business Saturday 2018 #ShopSmall

-How to capitalize on participating local holiday events (Ruldolph's Route)

-Most importantly, how to measure your results to get more out of your effort along the way

Speaker(s): Kim Walker, 5 Stones Media

Co-Sponsor(s): Terrebonne Parish Economic Development Agency, Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government, 5 Stones Media

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Fee: No Cost

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Phone: 985-493-2587

Email: jnguyen@lsbdc.org

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Sep
19
1:00 PM13:00

5 Steps to Financing Success

  • Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus (map)
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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 strengthen your financial situation · 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 is seeking to improve current credit position · Who has been declined for a loan by a bank

Speaker(s): Jimmy Nguyen, Business Consultant; Co-Sponsor(s): Fletcher Technical Community College, TEDA

This seminar is for any-stage businesses seeking financing from banks, or other lenders for business startup, expansion or growth!

Fee: No Cost

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Phone: (504) 831-3730; Email: jmenyon@lsbdc.org

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Sep
18
11:00 AM11:00

SCIA General Membership Luncheon

South Central Industrial Association meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Courtyard by Marriott at 142 Library Dr., Houma, LA. The meetings are a great place to network with about 200 people in attendance. RSVP is required by calling 985-851-2201 or by emailing christy@sciaonline.net. Meal price is $25.00 per person, payable at the door via cash, check or credit card. Prior to the membership meeting, there is time for "networking," from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The membership meeting begins promptly at 11:45 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.

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