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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

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Phone: (504) 831-3730

Email: jmenyon@lsbdc.org

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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

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Phone: (504) 831-3730

Email: jmenyon@lsbdc.org

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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

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Phone: (504) 831-3730

Email: jmenyon@lsbdc.org

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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

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Phone: (504) 831-3730

Email: jmenyon@lsbdc.org

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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

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Phone: (504) 831-3730

Email: jmenyon@lsbdc.org

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Aug
7
10:00 AM10:00

The Cloud and Your Business Data

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

Topic: Computers in Business

Come join us to find out how moving your data to the Cloud can not only be more secure than your current solution, but also save you time and money. This discussion will include solutions on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. These two giants are the forefront runners in the Cloud Service Providers and have many excellent Cloud resources that will not only translate to your current on-premises solution but can elevate your capabilities. There will be a discussion at the end so feel free to gather some information about your current network and let the presenter show you how you can move your data to Cloud resources and not only save money and time but make administration easier and faster.

Speaker(s): Law Floyd, Cloud Services Director at Telos Corporation

Co-Sponsor(s): Telos, 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.

Fee: No Cost

Register Online: www.lsbdc.org

Phone: (504) 831-3730

Email: jmenyon@lsbdc.org

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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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Jun
27
9:30 AM09:30

Identifying Contracting Opportunities

Topic: Government Contracting

Which Federal Certification is right for you? Do you want to develop a more in-depth understanding of contracting opportunities before diving into the marketplace? This session provides an overview of the different certifications and how to identify contracting opportunities: Women Owned Small Business Certification, HUBZone Certification, 8(a) Certification & the Opportunity Zones incentives.

Speaker(s): Benita Rice, SBA

Co-Sponsor(s): SBA, TEDA, Nicholls State University

Fee: No Cost

Register Online: https://www2.lsbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=1390073

Phone: 985-493-2587

Email: lsbdc.nic@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
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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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
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

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Email: lsbdc.nic@lsbdc.org

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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
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
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
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

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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

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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)
  • 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): 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
10
10:00 AM10:00

Starting & Financing A Successful 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: Fletcher Technical Community College

Fee: No Cost

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

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Oct
2
5:00 PM17:00

Marketing for the Holidays

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

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

Check in at 5pm

Fee: No Cost

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Phone: 985-493-2587

Email: jnguyen@lsbdc.org

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Sep
12
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: TEDA

Fee: No Cost

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

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FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food
Aug
28
to Aug 30

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food

  • LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation (referred to as the Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation) is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human consumption in the United States. The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controls qualified individual” who has “successfully completed training in the de-velopment and application of risk-based preventive controls”. This course developed by the FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual.”

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Aug
15
1:00 PM13:00

Starting & Financing A Successful 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): Fletcher Technical Community College

Fee: No Cost

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

 

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LA Contractors Accreditation Institute - Business and Law Seminar Registration
Jul
2
to Aug 27

LA Contractors Accreditation Institute - Business and Law Seminar Registration

The Louisiana Contractors Accreditiation Institute BUSINESS AND LAW
Seminar is a 6-week course offering small and emerging construction
businesses critical information about construction management and how to
prepare for the business law portions of the contractors state licensing exam.
OpportunityLouisiana.com/LCAI-BL
The Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute GENERAL CONTRACTORS
Seminar is a 10-week course offering small and emerging construction
businesses technical knowledge essential to a general contractor working
within the construction industry in Louisiana. Topics include print reading,
building calculations, structural loads, safety codes and more.
OpportunityLouisiana.com/LCAI-GC

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Jun
13
10:00 AM10:00

Business Planning for Entrepreneurs

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

 Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus

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): Fletcher Technical Community College

Fee: No Cost

Register Online

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

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May
23
1:00 PM13:00

Get Certified Month: Certifications For Your Business Growth

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

 Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus

Topic: Managing a Business

Celebrate Certification Month with the LSBDC. 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. Celebrate with us at 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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May
16
10:00 AM10:00

Starting & Financing Your Business Training

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): Fletcher Technical Community College, TEDA

Location: Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus

Fee: No Cost

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Apr
25
10:00 AM10:00

Hiring & Training Your Employees

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, and keep them working for you. 

Speaker(s): Jimmy Nguyen, Business Consultant

Co-Sponsor(s):  Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus, TEDA

Seating Limited! Reserve ASAP!

Fee: No Cost

Location

Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus

310 St. Charles Street, Houma, LA 70360

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Apr
11
10:00 AM10:00

Starting & Financing your Dream Business

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):  Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus, TEDA

Fee: No Cost

Location

Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus

310 St. Charles Street, Houma, LA 70360

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Mar
21
10:00 AM10:00

Business Certifications that can Grow your Business

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

Location

Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus

310 St. Charles Street, Houma, LA 70360

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Mar
7
10:00 AM10:00

Business Planning for Entrepreneurs

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):  Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus (310 St. Charles Street)

Seating Limited! Reserve ASAP!

Fee: No Cost

Location

Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus

310 St. Charles Street, Houma, LA 70360

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Feb
22
10:00 AM10:00

5 Steps to Financing Success Training

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, and 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 or 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)

Location: Fletcher Technical Community College -  Houma Campus

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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