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.

Starting and Financing a Small Business

Friday, January 15, 2021, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come join us and learn how to start a business! Do you have a business idea, you just started a small business, expanding their business, seeking a small business loan, or wanting to learn more about planning. This is for you!

Topics of discussion will include:

* Business Feasibility

* Business Planning

* Sources of funds for Start-up and Expansion

* Small Business Resources

* Required Licenses

Speaker(s): Virendra Chhikara, Center Director, LSBDC at ULM

Register online at: https://www2.lsbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=9410004

Creating a Small Business Marketing Plan for Resiliency

Saturday, January 16, 2021, 10:00 AM​ - 3:00 PM

During this training attendees will learn the importance of marketing tools and bringing awareness to your business to remain resilient. The following marketing topics will be covered: Creating a Strategic Marketing Plan, Creating an Online Presence, Importance of a Website, Digital Marketing, Video Marketing and Email Marketing. You will also learn 10 tools to brand and market your business in times of a Crisis.

Speaker(s): Steven Waters

Register online at: https://www2.lsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=7410041

Business Plan Essentials

Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

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.

Speaker(s): Heidi Melancon, Director, LSBDC at UL Lafayette

Register online at: https://www2.lsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=8410007

Understanding Credit Scores - why is it important to have a good score?

Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Your credit, good or bad, can have an impact on almost every aspect of your life, from having a roof over your head to getting a job. During this workshop, learn the importance of having a good credit score.

Speaker(s): Denage Piper

Lisa Lee

Co-Sponsor(s): Citizen's Bank and Trust

Hancock Whitley

Register online at:  https://www2.lsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=7410054​

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