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SBDC sponsors seminars in April on express loans, financial statements

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Small Business Development Center is sponsoring seminars in April on express loans and understanding financial statements.

     Businesses that need working capital will benefit from the free seminar on the Community Express Loan Program, scheduled for Wednesday, April 4, from 9 a.m.-noon.

     Co-hosted by the United States Small Business Administration, the event will take business owners step-by-step through information on how to qualify.

     On Tuesday, April 24, 4-8 p.m., the SBDC will cohost “Understanding Financial Statements” with the Hammond Chamber of Commerce.

     This seminar is designed to show small business owners how to clearly and concisely read, understand, and use financial statements when making business decisions. Topics will include break-even analysis, cash flow projections, and using key business ratios. 

     The cost is $20, $10 for Hammond Chamber of Commerce members. Pre-registration is preferred.

     For additional information, including location, of the April seminars, contact the Small Business Development Center at (985) 549-3831 or

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