Since 1986, the LSBDC at Southern University Baton Rouge has been a public service unit of the College of Business at Southern University A&M College. The purpose of the Center is to provide individual consulting services, training programs/seminars, and information assistance to potential and existing small businesses in the Greater Baton Rouge Region including Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana parishes.

The following list of webinars are provided by the Louisiana SBDC at no cost.

Take the Leap

Tuesday, July 6, 2021       5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
4 Sessions ending Tuesday, July 27, 2021


Starting a business without any guidance can be daunting. Why leap without having the tools to soar? Have an idea for a product or service, but don't know where to start? Here is your first step! Taking the Leap is an interactive 4-week cohort-based class. Each class is 2 hours long. The overall theme of the curriculum is self-empowerment and accountability of each individual. The participants have activities that help them to determine their business model with the objective of forming viable businesses within the 4 week timeframe. Often, in addition to homework activities, classroom activities are supplemented by one-on-one SBDC counseling to address individual learning needs.


**What you'll learn:

* Identifying potential markets

* Learn your customers needs

* Create a business plan

* Understand business finances

* Market your products and services

Speaker(s): Sonia Wilson, LSBDC at Southern University

Register online at: https://www2.lsbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=7410103

Why Create a LLC?

Wednesday, July 7, 2021       11:00 AM

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Topics that will be covered: What is a LLC versus a sole proprietorship? What are the benefits of creating an LLC? What are the steps to take to create an LLC? The legal structure of an LLC


Lauren Titus of the LSBDC will lead a session on the benefits of an LLC and the steps to creating an LLC. Attorney Chris Afeman, Partner at Andrus, Boudreaux, Landry & Coussan, APLC will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding creating an LLC.

Speaker(s):       Lauren Titus - Business Consultant

                          Chris Afeman, Partner at Andrus, Boudreaux, Landry & Coussan, APLC

Co-Sponsor(s): Andrus, Boudreaux, Landry & Coussan, APLC

After you register, please also make sure you register yourself on Zoom. You will land on the Zoom registration page after registering for this webinar. The Zoom link will be sent out again two hours before the event as a reminder.

Register online at: https://www2.lsbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=8410065

Fundamentals of Accounting

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021       9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Topic: Business Accounting

This webinar will provide a foundation in basic accounting using examples in QuickBooks. This basic foundation will help reduce your fear or concerns when recording accounting transactions. Join us for a quick and easy lesson that will pay big dividends.

Instructions to sign into the webinar will be provided after you register.

Speaker(s): Ed Dauphin

Register online at: https://www2.lsbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=20410117

QuickBooks Reports - How To

Tuesday, July 27, 2021       8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

This webinar will guide you through the QuickBooks Desktop (similar to QB Online) reporting system. We will explore standard reports, customization, memorizing reports and exporting reports to Excel for further customization. Come along and learn how to make the powerful reports within QuickBooks work for you.

Instructions to sign into the webinar will be provided after you register.

Speaker(s): Ed Dauphin

Register online at: https://www2.lsbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=20410108