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.

Small Business 101

Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 10:00 AM

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 completed this session, you will be better able to decide if your business idea is worth pursuing, and you will be armed with the information necessary to continue onward with your business endeavor!

Speaker(s): Lauren Titus, Consultant, SBDC at UL Lafayette

Register online at: https://www2.lsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=8400101

Social Media and Digital Marketing

Session One

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 8:30 AM

ALL ATTENDEES MUST BE SEBD CERTIFIED. VISIT: tinyurl.com/SEBDCertify to complete the short, free application process and receive your SEBD Certification Number.

Everyone is online; shopping, communicating, researching and being entertained. The old "if I post it, they will come" is no longer a solid marketing strategy to compete in the new "information forward" digital world. This series will explore how to be digitally competitive and creative in your online digital marketing to reach new customers and old with your brand's message.

Session 1 - Intro to Branding & Marketing Strategy

• Overview of "what is a brand?"

• Define the key elements of a brand including: logo, tagline, brand statement, and customer personas.

• How to create an online marketing strategy

Speaker(s): Erik D. Waters, Business Consultant, LSBDC

Co-Sponsor(s): Louisiana Department of Economic Development, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana

Register online at: https://www2.lsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=1400127

Veterans' Verification Workshop

Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 10:00 AM

What’s it about?

To celebrate Veteran's Week we are hosting a Veterans' Verification Workshop! Join us as speaker Jane Kulick helps veteran business owners who desire to complete their Vendor Information Pages (VIP) profile in preparation to submit a VA Service-Disabled, or Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB or VOSB) Verification application.

Some of the topics included in the workshop are:

  • Verification Overview

  • Preparing for Verification

  • Doing Business with the Government

  • Specific Documents to Submit

  • Pitfalls to Avoid

  • What the VA Buys And Additional Resources and Assistance for Veterans


Please give us a call at 337-482-6312 or visit lsbdc.org to reserve your spot!

Speaker(s): Jane Kulick

Co-Sponsor(s): PTAC Acadiana

Register online at: https://www2.lsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=8400132

LED Program Initiatives: SEBD Certification, Hudson and Veteran Initiatives

Monday, November 30, 2020, 10:00 AM

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 and succeed. After the presentation, participants will be afforded the opportunity to obtain SEBD, Hudson and Veteran certifications. Please feel free to bring your laptops so that you will be able to participate in "hands on" training.

Speaker(s): LSBDC

Register online at: https://www2.lsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=7400369

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