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.
Business Plan Essentials
Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 12:00 PM - 2:00 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.
•What is a Business Plan and what is it used for?
• Creating and defining your Mission and Purpose
• Cultivating a Marketing Strategy
• Defining your Target Market
• Uncovering Valuable Resources to Help Accomplish Your Goals
Speaker(s): Heidi Melancon, Director, LSBDC at UL Lafayette
*Registration for this event is Online or by calling (337) 482-6312.
Register online at: https://www2.lsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=8410009
LinkedIn for Business Engagement
Thursday, April 1, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Social Engagement - In this session, we will discover many different ways to engage with your LinkedIn Network through your Content and your LinkedIn Network's Content, LinkedIn Company Pages, LinkedIn Messaging, and even beyond LinkedIn in order to build a higher level of trust, respect, and even like with your LinkedIn Network. Social Engagement is the most important part of using LinkedIn as a Business Tool. All attendees will receive the ebook How to Build a Professional Reputation using LinkedIn.
Speaker (s): Teddy Burriss, LinkedIn Expert
Facilitated by LSBDC at Southeastern Louisiana University Main Office
The Louisiana Small Business Development Center network, hosted by Louisiana Delta Community College, is a member of the National Association of Small Business Development Centers and funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Louisiana Economic Development and participating universities. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and/or limited English proficiency will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
Register online at: https://www2.lsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=6410042
The Business Plan Road Map to Success
Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
This webinar includes an introduction to create a customizable guide called a business plan to help small business owners prepare to respond quickly and recover from disruptions. 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.
• 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): Suzanne Carlos, Business Consultant | Kevin Pitts, BRI Executive Director
Co-Sponsor(s): Nicholls State University College of Business, Lafourche Parish, Terrebonne Parish
Approximately one hour before the presentation, you will be emailed a Zoom link to enter the seminar. Please pay attention to your inbox.
Register online at: https://www2.lsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=10410007