Join us for the first session of the 2018 Grow St. Bernard Spring Series. You want to be a business owner? Guest speaker, Gillis McCloskey will discuss the realities of being the "boss" and the importance of sales to any company.
Participants must enroll for the series to attend. See the full schedule below.
2018 Spring Schedule
April 3, 2018 – The What & Why!
Establish your company’s core purpose and message. Hone your “story” and discover the power of an impactful narrative.
April 24, 2018 – Opening a Business 101!
Learn how to navigate local/state licensing and permitting, business banking, and business development resources when opening a business in St. Bernard Parish.
May 8, 2018 – Find and Grow your Market!
Who are your customers? Define your audience and learn how to reach them.
May 22, 2018 – Tax and Legal! Protect yourself and your business. Hear from a licensed CPA and tax attorney about your obligations as a small business.
Jun 5, 2018 – Small Business Panel!
Learn from the successes and setbacks of entrepreneurs and business owners doing business in St. Bernard Parish.
Jun 19, 2018 – Planning for the Future!
Business roundtable and curated discussion on challenges, opportunities, and realities of operating a business in St. Bernard Parish and Greater New Orleans.
Tuition for the program is $75 for an individual or $100 for a business staff pass. Businesses are invited to send multiple staff members. A light breakfast and coffee will be served. All seminars will take place on Tuesdays from 8:30am-10:00am at Torres Law Firm and the St. Bernard Port, Harbor, and Terminal District.
Class size is limited; enrollment is first come, first serve. For more information and to enroll please visit www.sbedf.org/growstbernard.