Grow St. Bernard seminar series aims to assist local businesses, professionals, and startups

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 Chamber of Commerce and the St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation, 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. All seminars are on Tuesdays from 8:00am-10:00am with locations TBD. To register or for more information about the program contact SBEDF by phone (504) 277-4009 or email at contact@sbedf.

2017 Seminar Schedule

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

April 18, 2017 – Start and grow your biz! Get the help you need with small business resources and alternative funding.

May 2, 2017 – Build your brand! Strategies for social media and reaching customers in a digital age.

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

May 30, 2017 – How to handle the money! Basics to small business bookkeeping.

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