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Southeastern LSBDC offers free classes for business startups

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND – The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University, along with area partners, will offer a seminar “Starting and Financing Your Business Idea” at several locations throughout the north shore.
     “This workshop is highly recommended for all individuals interested in determining the feasibility of their business idea, those planning to start or have recently started a small business, seeking a small business loan, or wanting to learn more about business planning,” said Sandy Summers, assistant director of the Southeastern SBDC. 
     Topics will include entrepreneurship readiness, writing a business plan, sources of funds for start-up and expansion, small business resources, and required licenses.
     The schedule of classes is as follows:
• April 12, 2011 – Walker – Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center
• April 27, 2011 – Bogalusa – Northshore Technical College – Sullivan Main Campus
• May 25, 2011 – Mandeville – Southeastern St. Tammany Center
     All classes are free and will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pre-registration is preferred.
     For more information or to register please contact 985-549-3831 or Online registration is available at or


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