Bogalusa Chamber offering business start-up workshop

Published 9:38 am Monday, March 30, 2015

The Bogalusa Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring workshops for starting and financing you’re your business at Northshore Technical Community College.

The first session is Tuesday, March 31 from 9-11 a.m. The program will be presented by Sandy Boudreaux, of the Small Business Development Center.

This workshop is recommended for all individuals interested in determining the feasibility of their business idea, who are planning to start or have recently started a small business, are seeking a small business loan, or are wanting to learn more about business planning.

Topics of discussion will include writing a business plan, sources of funds for start-up and/or expansion, small business resources and required licenses. Provided for the client are handouts, work sheets and outlines to expedite the learning process of planning business start-ups and business expansion ventures. Emphasis is placed upon business plan development, feasibility studies, marketing plans, advertising plans, financial analysis and sources of suppliers. The counseling department has research resources available to their clients, including accumulated secondary research, references, magazine subscriptions, clipped articles, business start-up guides, and the Internet.

Only those who have made appointments will be accommodated. Please call the Chamber at 985-735-5731 to schedule or go online at the link to register

The LA SBDC at Southeastern will be on available after the class for an appointment if needed for that afternoon. Please call to schedule that. All information is confidential and the counseling is free.