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Event Date

07/24/2020 @ 5:00 pm

Type of Event

Other

Location

Addis Community Center, 7520 Highway 1 South, Addis, LA 70710

Organizer

West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce
 

Description   

The West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce’s mission states—To be the voice of business while promoting growth and a high quality of life in West Baton Rouge Parish—and the entire community, coming together in partnership, is making this a reality each day. While we are a business member-services organization, we have made it a priority to serve our entire parish by putting our full mission to actio...

Event Date

08/18/2020 @ 6:30 pm

Type of Event

Training and Information Session

Location

Bluebonnet Library

Organizer

SCORE - Baton Rouge
 

Description   

Business Finance Learn the importance of financial planning, how to build your financial model, and how to understand financial statements, including an income statement, cash flow statement, and balance sheet. Presenter: Bob Weissman; Support: Norman Borne

Event Date

08/25/2020 @ 6:30 pm

Type of Event

Training and Information Session

Location

Dutchtown Library

Organizer

SCORE - Baton Rouge
 

Description   

Marketing Learn how to market your business by doing a competitive comparison, creating a product and services description, developing a pricing strategy, identifying your target markets and channels, outlining a marketing message and learning sales basics. Presenter: Lydia Woods; Support: De'Van Stephenson

Event Date

09/01/2020 @ 6:30 pm

Type of Event

Training and Information Session

Location

Goodwood Library

Organizer

SCORE - Baton Rouge
 

Description   

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business Introduction to key business considerations such as the myths and realities of entrepreneurship, different business options to pursue, the components of business ownership, legal and financial considerations, and the business plan basics. Presenter: Bob Breaux; Support: Carson Bankston.

Event Date

09/15/2020 @ 6:30 pm

Type of Event

Training and Information Session

Location

Bluebonnet Library

Organizer

SCORE - Baton Rouge
 

Description   

Business Finance Learn the importance of financial planning, how to build your financial model, and how to understand financial statements, including an income statement, cash flow statement, and balance sheet. Presenter: Bob Weissman; Support: Norman Borne

Event Date

09/22/2020 @ 6:30 pm

Type of Event

Training and Information Session

Location

Gonzales Library

Organizer

SCORE - Baton Rouge
 

Description   

Marketing Learn how to market your business by doing a competitive comparison, creating a product and services description, developing a pricing strategy, identifying your target markets and channels, outlining a marketing message and learning sales basics. Presenter: De'Van Stephenson; Support: Lydia Woods

Event Date

10/06/2020 @ 6:30 pm

Type of Event

Training and Information Session

Location

Goodwood Library

Organizer

SCORE - Baton Rouge
 

Description   

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business Introduction to key business considerations such as the myths and realities of entrepreneurship, different business options to pursue, the components of business ownership, legal and financial considerations, and the business plan basics. Presenter: Carson Bankston; Support: Bob Breaux.

Event Date

10/13/2020 @ 6:30 pm

Type of Event

Training and Information Session

Location

Louisiana Technology Park, 7117 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Organizer

SCORE - Baton Rouge
 

Description   

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business Introduction to key business considerations such as the myths and realities of entrepreneurship, different business options to pursue, the components of business ownership, legal and financial considerations, and the business plan basics. Presenter: David DeArmond: Support: Sherilyn Hayward.

Event Date

10/20/2020 @ 6:30 pm

Type of Event

Training and Information Session

Location

Bluebonnet Library

Organizer

SCORE - Baton Rouge
 

Description   

Business Finance Learn the importance of financial planning, how to build your financial model, and how to understand financial statements, including an income statement, cash flow statement, and balance sheet. Presenter: Bob Weissman; Support: Norman Borne.

Event Date

10/27/2020 @ 6:30 pm

Type of Event

Training and Information Session

Location

Dutchtown Library

Organizer

SCORE - Baton Rouge
 

Description   

Marketing Learn how to market your business by doing a competitive comparison, creating a product and services description, developing a pricing strategy, identifying your target markets and channels, outlining a marketing message and learning sales basics. Presenter Lydia Woods; Support: De'Van Stephenson.

Event Date

11/10/2020 @ 10:00 am

Type of Event

Training and Information Session

Location

Goodwood Library

Organizer

SCORE - Baton Rouge
 

Description   

Social Media Social Media Master Class is catered to your everyday professional with an audience on the digital platform. A Google partner will be instructing the course to educate attendees in an extensive manner. It is suggested to bring a laptop and note taking material. Attendees will be taught on subjects such as insights, target audience, content creation, brand strategies and more. Social ...

Event Date

11/17/2020 @ 6:30 pm

Type of Event

Training and Information Session

Location

Bluebonnet Library

Organizer

SCORE - Baton Rouge
 

Description   

Business Finance Learn the importance of financial planning, how to build your financial model, and how to understand financial statements, including an income statement, cash flow statement, and balance sheet. Presenter: Bob Weissman; Support: Norman Borne.

Event Date

07/08/2020 @ 9:00 am

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

webinar

Organizer

Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at University of Louisiana at Lafayette
 

Description   

A free virtual workshop via Zoom that will help you with the System for Award Management (SAM) Registration.......................................... Register for this free workshop at: https://www2.lsbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=6400058

Event Date

08/05/2020 @ 9:00 am

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

webinar

Organizer

Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at University of Louisiana at Lafayette
 

Description   

Zoom virtual meeting unless otherwise notified, Register: https://www2.lsbdc.org/events.aspx

Event Date

07/08/2020 @ 9:00 am

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

webinar

Organizer

Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at Southeastern Louisiana University
 

Description   

Facilitated by LSBDC at Southeastern Louisiana University: Main Office Fee: No Cost

Event Date

07/08/2020 @ 3:00 pm

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

webinar

Organizer

Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at University of Louisiana at Lafayette
 

Description   

Have you been considering starting your own small business but unsure of where to begin? Don’t miss out on this NO COST seminar that is designed to help entrepreneurs understand what it takes to start a business! You will be provided with information about Startup Fundamentals, Marketing and Business Planning, Licenses, Business Structures, Regulations and more. Once you have successfully complet...

Event Date

07/22/2020 @ 3:00 pm

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

webinar

Organizer

Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at University of Louisiana at Lafayette
 

Description   

This free workshop is highly recommended for all individuals interested in determining the feasibility of their business idea, planning to start or have recently started a small business, seeking a small business loan, or wanting to learn more about business planning. Topics of discussion will include entrepreneurship readiness, writing a business plan, sources of funds for start-up and expansion...

Event Date

07/22/2020 @ 3:00 pm

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

webinar

Organizer

Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at University of Louisiana at Lafayette
 

Description   

his free workshop is highly recommended for all individuals interested in determining the feasibility of their business idea, planning to start or have recently started a small business, seeking a small business loan, or wanting to learn more about business planning. Topics of discussion will include entrepreneurship readiness, writing a business plan, sources of funds for start-up and expansion,...

Event Date

08/11/2020 @ 2:00 pm

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

webinar

Organizer

LSBDC Monroe
 

Description   

Starting and Financing a Business Webinar This workshop is highly recommended for all individuals interested in determining the feasibility of their business idea, planning to start or have just started a small business, expanding their business, seeking a small business loan, or wanting to learn more about planning. Topics of discussion will include business feasibility, business planning, ...

Event Date

08/05/2020 @ 9:00 am

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

webinar

Organizer

Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at Southeastern Louisiana University
 

Description   

Free Workshop!Anyone who wants to do business with the Federal Government must have an active registration in SAM. Join us for this hands on workshop during which we will walk you through completion of your SAM registration Speaker(s): Jo Ann Lawrence Fee: No Cost

Event Date

07/08/2020 @ 11:00 am

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

Webinar

Organizer

Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) Greater New Orleans Region
 

Description   

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 • Re...

Event Date

07/10/2020 @ 10:00 am

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

Webinar

Organizer

Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at Southern University
 

Description   

This workshop is recommended for those interested in starting a business. At the end of this workshop, you will have a thorough understanding of the process of starting a business and will be able to implement a required checklist to start your business. The following topics will be discussed during this workshop: determining the feasibility of a business idea, planning to start a small business,...

Event Date

07/15/2020 @ 12:00 pm

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

Webinar

Organizer

Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at University of Louisiana at Lafayette
 

Description   

Topic: Marketing and Sales This seminar is designed to give you an overview of basic marketing concepts and strategies. You will understand marketing, why it's important, how to conduct market research, and develop a strategic marketing plan. This course is great for new entrepreneurs or those who need a refresher. Speaker(s): Heidi Melancon Director LSBDC at UL Lafayette *Registration...

Event Date

07/15/2020 @ 1:00 pm

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

Webinar

Organizer

Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at Southern University
 

Description   

Topic: Government Contracting Information will be presented on 8(a) eligibility criteria, GLS, Login, application process, and how the programs work. We will also discuss CCR and SBSS registration and provide general information on doing business with the Federal Government. Detailed information will be provided on the primary purpose of the Section 8(a) Program (business development); the elig...

Event Date

07/22/2020 @ 11:00 am

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

webinar

Organizer

Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at Southeastern Louisiana University
 

Description   

Topic: Government Contracting There are changes in the WOSB/EDWOSB Certifications! Self-certification is changing to formal certifications for WOSB/EDWOSB contract set-asides. Topics Covered: - Upcoming Certification Changes - Timeline Changes - What is remaining the Same - Benefits of certification/Next Steps Speaker(s): JoAnn Lawrence, SBA

Event Date

07/22/2020 @ 11:00 am

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

Webinar

Organizer

Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) Greater New Orleans Region
 

Description   

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 potentia...

Event Date

07/23/2020 @ 3:00 pm

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

webinar

Organizer

Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at University of Louisiana at Lafayette
 

Description   

Topic: Managing a Business Learn how your business can benefit from CERTIFICATION as a Louisiana SMALL AND EMERGING BUSINESS through Louisiana Economic Development. Benefits of free SEBD Certification include: business developmental assistance, entrepreneurial training, marketing, computer skills, accounting, industry-specific assistance and increased procurement opportunities. Learn more abou...

Event Date

07/27/2020 @ 10:00 am

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

webinar

Organizer

Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at Southern University
 

Description   

Come and learn how your business can benefit from the Louisiana Economic Development’s Small Business Certifications and Initiatives. This training provides an overview of LED's Small Emerging Business Development Program (SEBD), Hudson Initiative and Veteran Initiative. Louisiana Economic Development is committed to connecting small businesses with the services and resources they need to grow a...

Event Date

07/29/2020 @ 11:00 am

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

Webinar

Organizer

Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) Greater New Orleans Region
 

Description   

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...

Event Date

08/20/2020 @ 5:00 pm

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

webinar

Organizer

Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at Southeastern Louisiana University
 

Description   

QuickBooks Online Join us for this free workshop April 23 2020 from 5pm - 8:30pm! Topics Covered: - Which version of QuickBooks Online is Best For Me? - Setting up Your Company's QuickBooks Online - Navigating QuickBooks Online - Recording Transactions in QB Online (Sales & Revenue Transactions, Expense and Purchase Transactions and Additional Transaction Types Initiate...

Event Date

08/05/2020 @ 9:00 am

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

Webinar

Organizer

Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at Southeastern Louisiana University
 

Description   

Free Workshop!Anyone who wants to do business with the Federal Government must have an active registration in SAM. Join us for this hands on workshop during which we will walk you through completion of your SAM registration Speaker(s): Jo Ann Lawrence Fee: No Cost

Event Date

07/14/2020 @ 2:00 pm

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

Webinar

Organizer

Louisiana Hospital Association
 

Description   

OVERVIEW:In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, funding streams from various sources have been made available with different guidelines for eligible uses and reporting requirements. This webinar will provide a big picture view of the various funding options available to healthcare institutions from agencies, including Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and focus on how hospitals and oth...

Event Date

07/08/2020 @ 12:00 pm

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

Webinar

Organizer

New Orleans Chamber of Commerce
 

Description   

Welcome to the New Orleans Chamber's Wednesday Webinar Series. As our community faces difficult times of uncertainty, we are dedicated to continuing our mission of providing members with valuable tools and resources necessary to thrive. Our webinars will cover topics of interest for your businesses during this time - from financial planning, to rebranding your business, to dealing with the stress ...

Event Date

07/14/2020 @ 12:00 pm

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

webinar

Organizer

New Orleans Chamber of Commerce
 

Description   

Join the New Orleans Chamber for Virtual Power Lunch! We are bringing our Power Series to you virtually! B2B networking allows business people to effectively network with each other by providing each person time to speak. All attendees will have the opportunity to give a 2-minute pitch on what their business is and how you have transitioned during COVID-19. *Registration is limited to 30 a...

Event Date

07/13/2020 @ 12:00 pm

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

Webinar

Organizer

New Orleans Chamber of Commerce
 

Description   

Welcome to the New Orleans Chamber's Webinar Series. As our community faces difficult times of uncertainty, we are dedicated to continuing our mission of providing members with valuable tools and resources necessary to thrive. Our webinars will cover topics of interest for your businesses during this time - from financial planning, to rebranding your business, to dealing with the stress that comes...

Event Date

08/03/2020 @ 8:00 am

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

Webinar

Organizer

New Orleans Chamber of Commerce
 

Description   

Due to COVID-19, our collaborative Women's Leadership Conference was postponed from its original date in March. We are excited to announce that we have rescheduled the conference for the first week of August, and it will be entirely on a virtual platform! RESCHEDULED DATE: August 3-7, 2020 Women's Leadership Conference - VIRTUAL We are working closely with an audio visual event production comp...

Event Date

07/07/2020 @ 5:30 pm

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

Webinar

Organizer

SBA - Louisiana District Office
 

Description   

Every year, the Federal government spends billions of dollars on supplies and services. Twenty-three percent of these purchases are earmarked for small businesses. One of the quickest routes into this marketplace is to have one of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) certifications. Join the SBA’s Louisiana District Office to learn about the different eligibility criteria for the 8(a) Pr...

Event Date

07/07/2020 @ 2:00 pm

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

Webinar

Organizer

SCORE
 

Description   

FREE 2 Hour VIRTUAL Workshop "Simple Steps to Starting Your Business." Learn and review the basics of what is necessary to start your own business. Learn from the experts, those that have experience and knowledge to help quick start your business. https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event

Event Date

07/16/2020 @ 12:00 pm

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

webinar

Organizer

SCORE
 

Description   

Can your business effectively stay connected to customers while working from home during the coronavirus outbreak? With the right tools and communication plan, you can build long lasting connections with your clients and customers, from any location. This webinar, presented by digital marketing expert Randi Penfil, will introduce digital tools that can help business owners strengthen connectio...

Event Date

07/23/2020 @ 12:00 pm

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

webinar

Organizer

SCORE
 

Description   

This time presents unique challenges for retailers of all sizes, across industry and geographical boundaries. It’s more important than ever to be doing the right things that directly impact your retail business surviving and thriving – even amidst the most challenging of times. In this webinar, presented by retail expert and SCORE mentor Ritchie Sayner, you will learn why retailers fall prey to...

Event Date

07/21/2020 @ 1:00 pm

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

webinar

Organizer

SCORE
 

Description   

The coronavirus crisis will be the catalyst for small businesses to make big changes now, and in the future, in order to persevere and thrive. Join Steve Hoffman, investor, author, and CEO of Founders Space, as he discusses the latest trends in technology and how they will affect businesses. He'll discuss new opportunities and where venture capitalists are focusing their attention and investm...

Event Date

07/30/2020 @ 12:00 pm

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

Webinar

Organizer

SCORE
 

Description   

With the world changing every day, publishing and updating your website can feel like a daunting task. Even with a template that takes care of the look and feel of your website, you still need to create the content for your pages that reflects current events and COVID guidelines surrounding your business. It’s easy once you know where to focus. You can publish your website quickly with just ...

Event Date

08/06/2020 @ 12:00 pm

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

Webinar

Organizer

SCORE
 

Description   

f you’re like many businesses, you are probably working overtime to navigate the ever-changing landscape created by C19. Whether you’ve already reopened or will be opening this summer, August will be an ideal time to assess what you’ve experienced already and develop a strategic plan for the rest of the year. This session, presented by SCORE mentor Suzanne McGrath, will help business owners – i...

Event Date

08/11/2020 @ 10:00 am

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

Webinar

Organizer

SCORE
 

Description   

Virtual Assistant can be a valuable asset for any business but especially when resources are scarce and access to funds is limited, such as during the current pandemic. Leveraging a VA can help you manage your time more effectively and allow you to focus on activities that translate faster to business development and growth. In this webinar, presented by Owner of Virtual Assist USA Danielle J...

Event Date

08/13/2020 @ 12:00 pm

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

Webinar

Organizer

SCORE
 

Description   

A SWOT (strengths.weaknesses.opportunities.threats.) analysis is fundamental in identifying the critical factors of your business and the foundation of developing your strategic plan for a successful future. This session, presented by John G. Tile “Principle" Advisor for LITE Advisors and Susquehanna SCORE Chapter Chair, will cover the key aspects of a SWOT analysis and how it fits into your bu...

Event Date

07/20/2020 @ 11:00 am

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

Webinar

Organizer

SCORE
 

Description   

In trying times, you may be looking to close or sell a business. Join Deborah Sweeney, a former corporate and intellectual property attorney turned entrepreneur, and learn key considerations for the process of closing your business. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to: Determine the value of your business Find a buyer Avoid fines, fees or continued liability by selling or ...

Event Date

08/25/2020 @ 12:00 pm

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

Webinar

Organizer

SCORE
 

Description   

Running virtual events can be challenging, especially if you’ve never run one before. However, with a little preparation, tips, and knowing what to expect, you can rock your next virtual event. Join us for this webinar, presented by digital marketing expert Jenna Shaffer, to hear how to run a great virtual event. More specifically, you’ll learn: How to prepare for your virtual event ...

Event Date

07/08/2020 @ 1:00 pm

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

Webinar

Organizer

Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO Inc.)
 

Description   

In an effort to get Louisiana businesses the economic support they need, Act 311 of the Louisiana 2020 Regular Session set aside $300 million from the CARES Act for a small business grant program. The Main Street Recovery Program is designed to provide financial assistance to local small businesses that have not previously received government aid or insurance payments. It’s estimated that up to 10...

Event Date

07/08/2020 @ 9:00 am

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

Webinar

Organizer

East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce
 

Description   

Louisiana set aside $300 million from the CARES Act for a small business grant program. Under the Main Street Recovery Program, businesses can apply for up to $15,000 to cover eligible expenses. Join us to learn if your business qualify for the Main Street Recovery Program. Louisiana Treasurer John Schroder's office will discuss the program, who qualifies and how to apply, plus answer your ques...

Event Date

07/23/2020 @ 1:00 pm

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

webinar

Organizer

Louisiana Workforce Commission
 

Description   

LWC Virtual Job Fair Banner Please use the latest version of Internet Explorer (Microsoft Edge) or a different browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Employer Registration: July 23, 2020 To get approved for the job fair, please contact Megan Warde at the Louisiana Workforce Commission, at mwarde@lwc.la.gov

Event Date

07/10/2020 @ 10:30 am

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

Webinar

Organizer

BRAC Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
 

Description   

Best Practices for Digital Commerce sponsored by Taylor Porter Digital commerce is rapidly becoming the new normal for many businesses, with in-person interactions limited due to the threat of COVID-19. Join BRAC on July 10 at 10:30AM as we host Brian Rodriguez of GatorWorks, Rob Wise of ITinspired, and Corey Tisdale of BBQ Guys as they provide tips and best practices for companies to stren...

Event Date

07/13/2020 @ 10:30 am

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

webinar

Organizer

BRAC Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
 

Description   

Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) Economic Development Public Policy & Research Investors About BRAC Join Now Join Investor Levels & Benefits Become Involved Investor Directory Investor Portal Home / Investors / Investor Portal BRAC Business Webinar: The Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Inclusion sponsored by Taylor Porter Monday, July 13, 2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM CST ...

Event Date

07/09/2020 @ 4:00 pm

Type of Event

Webinar

Location

Webinar

Organizer

One Acadiana
 

Description   

Join us for Q&A with U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy on the federal response to COVID-19, what to expect next, and other issues facing Congress after the July 4th holiday recess. Date / Time: Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. CDT Presenter: U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy Last week, the U.S. Senate extended the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) another five weeks until Au...