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Start Up! Louisiana (9-Session Virtual Series)

February 17 @ 10:00 am - April 13 @ 12:30 pm CST

2024 Start Up! Louisiana (9-Session Virtual Series)

Please note that this is a multiple-day training series and cannot be split.

Get the Help You Need to Start Your Business the Right Way!

Have you recently started your own business and realized that you need help? Are you unsure if you have explored all of the tools and resources needed to ensure your success? Would you like more in-depth assistance with your business planning? If so, Start Up! Louisiana is for you!

Start Up! Louisiana is a 9-session, entrepreneurial training program that teaches new entrepreneurs how to launch their business ventures the right way. This series provides best practices for how to build a solid business foundation that ensures success.

Topics covered focus on developing your entrepreneurial mindset, starting lean, understanding business financials, and how to effectively market to your target customer. Participants also receive individual business counseling and access to other support services and resources needed to successfully launch and grow!

This series is sponsored by the Louisiana Economic Developmentā€™s Small and Emerging Business Development Program. To participate, attendees must be or become certified through the LED Small and Emerging Business Development Program. Visit https://www.opportunitylouisiana.gov/program/small-and-emerging-business-development-program to get certified today!

Ready to get started? Classes will take place on Saturdays, February 17 – April 13, 10:00am-12:30pm. There is no cost to attend this series. All classes will be held online via the GoToTraining online platform.

Start Up! Louisiana 2024 Class Schedule (10:00am-12:30pm)

  • Saturday, February 17 | Session 1: Becoming an Entrepreneur
  • Saturday, February 24 | Session 2: The Lean Start-up Model
  • Saturday , March 2 | Session 3: Understanding Business Financials
  • Saturday, March 9 | Session 4: The Customer Decision Journey
  • Saturday, March 16 | Session 5: Marketing Your Business
  • Saturday, March 23 |Session 6: Exceptional Customer Service
  • Saturday, March 30| Session 7: Forecasting 101
  • Saturday, April 6 | Session 8: Preparing to Access Capital
  • Saturday, April 13 | Session 9: Start Up! Louisiana Plan of Action

If you should have any questions, please email us at [email protected].

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