WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
FastTrac Program Overview
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: South Central Louisiana Technical College: River Parishes Campus, St. John Parish Business Training Center
Description: FastTrac® Your Business to Success!
Are you ready to grow your business, create jobs, and be a successful business owner in your community? Are you seeking financing for your business venture?
Are you ready for practical business training, one-on-one support and funding assistance?
Get the tools you need for success with FastTrac®!
FastTrac® NewVenture™ is a nationally recognized entrepreneurial training program developed by the Kauffman Foundation, a recognized leader in entrepreneurship. This 10-session program is designed especially for business owners with new businesses, business owners with less than 2 years in business or business owners that have been operating informally or part-time. Participants will receive:
- Practical business education to build a profitable and sustainable business
- Program workbook and life time access to online FastTrac® toolkit
- An assigned business coach during the program
- Free unlimited assistance from LSBDC business consultants
Upon completion of the program participants will:
- Have a completed business plan that can be used to access funding
- Be eligible to apply for a business loan with the local lenders
- Be eligible to apply for funding assistance for selected managerial and technical assistance projects.
- Gained valuable business skills and tools with strategies that can be implemented immediately
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
Small Business Expo 2014
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Delgado’s City Park Campus, Student Life Center, Building 23
Host: LSBDC, Delgado Community College, Rep. Cedric Richmond
Description: Purchasing departments of major government agencies and top companies from the area will join with small business assistance programs for an exhibition. This is your chance to meet with them one-on-one to establish valuable contacts and discover new opportunities for your business.
Business Plan Writing
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: LSBDC Greater New Orleans and Bayou Region: Main Office, UNO Jefferson Center, Metairie
Host: LSBDC, Fidelity Homestead Bank
Fee: $35.00 ($10.00 discount with pre-payment)
Description: This workshop is highly recommended for all individuals interested in obtaining funding and determining what documents to take to the bank. Understanding the loan process will improve your chances of meeting lender expectations, therefore increasing your chances of obtaining a loan.
Topics of discussion will include:
- Key Questions the Bank Wants Answered
- Documents Most Lenders Require
- Writing a Business Plan
- Developing Financial Projections
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
The Every Hat Entrepreneur Series: Addressing Workplace Safety in Our Modern World
8:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 400 Mane St
Fee: Free for LCI Policyholders; $20.00 General Admission
Description: Safety is one of the most important aspects within any business and, sometimes, one of the most difficult subjects for employees to appreciate. This seminar is meant to help managers not only create modern safety procedures for every day and extraodinary issues but also to give them tips on how to create a culture of safety within the business and get employee buy-in.
The Every Hat Entrepreneur Series is a series of interactive, half-day workshops for small businesses. The EHE Series was created for the jack-of-all trades business owners or the all-hands-on-deck small business team - for the people who wear every hat.