Grow St. Bernard

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It’s time to breakthrough!  Transform your business with new strategies and fresh ideas!  Grow St. Bernard, a new seminar series, brought to you by the St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation and the St. Bernard Chamber, offers professional insight on a variety of topics important to emerging and growing businesses.  This educational series encourages business owners and professionals to turn information into action; and participants will benefit from learning and sharing with the cohort of small businesses.  The 2017 series includes presentations, panels, and workshops from notable guest speakers on everything from business planning to marketing and beyond. 

St. Bernard Parish is home to one of the highest percentage of locally owned businesses in the Greater New Orleans region.  Grow St. Bernard is an effort developed to provide business owners and professionals with the practical skills necessary to grow their company with limited resources and staffing.  Participants who complete the program will gain valuable knowledge of current trends and best practices for operating a business successfully.  Participation is open to all individuals regardless of location or occupation.  

Enrollment for the 2017 cohort is now open.  Program tuition is $50 and includes access to all seminars and special recognition of all businesses that complete the program. Businesses may have additional participants at a discounted rate of $30.  All seminars are on Tuesdays from 8:00am-10:00am with locations TBD.  For more information about the program contact SBEDF by phone at (504) 277-4009 or email at contact@sbedf.org.  THE 2017 COHORT IS NOW SOLD OUT. 

 

2017 Seminar Schedule

 

April 4, 2017 – Perfect your elevator pitch! Win new clients & engage your audience

Location: Sidney Torres Law Office Board Room

Speaker: Erica Olson, President & Founder of Speak Simple

 

April 18, 2017 – Start and grow your biz! Get the help you need with Small Business Resources and Alternative Funding

Location: St. Bernard Port (Second Floor)

Speakers: Mike Ricks, District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration and Brenda Guess, Director of Business Incentive Services at Louisiana Economic Development

 

May 2,2017 – Build your Brand! Strategies for social media and reaching customers in a Digital Age

Location: St. Bernard Port (Second Floor)

Speaker: Zack Smith, Owner of Zack Smith Photography

 

May 16, 2017 – Hire, fire, and retain your team! Create a strong office culture with the right staffing decisions.

Location: St. Bernard Port (Second Floor)

Speakers: Amy Collins, Vice President at Gambel Communications and Tracey D. Dodd, Executive Vice President at J.S. Held, LLC

 

May 30,2017 – How to handle the money! Basics to Small Business Bookkeeping.

Location: St. Bernard Port (Second Floor)

Speaker: Dean Martin Jr., Senior Tax Manager at Kushner LaGraize, LLC

 

June 13, 2017 – Changing the Gameplan! How to utilize your business plan to make smarter decisions about new directions

Location: Sidney Torres Law Firm Board Room

Speaker: Peter Kovacs, Editor of The Advocate