BUSINESS

SU Ag Center to hold business seminar in White Castle

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - The Center for Rural and Small Business Development in the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center will hold a free business development seminar on "How to Start a Sustainable Business," from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec.13 inside the E-Learning Center, which will be parked in front of the Town of White Castle Community Center, 32725 Bowie Street in White Castle.

The seminar is free and open to all current and potential small business owners. In the event that more participants attend the seminar than can be accommodated in the E-Learning Center, the seminar will be moved inside the Community Center. Participants will learn how to start or expand an existing business and receive the forms and applications needed to legally operate a business in the state of Louisiana, as well as, information to ensure that an existing business continues to operate efficiently.

The Center for Rural and Small Business Development was established to provide technical assistance for business creation in economically challenged rural communities and conduct educational programs that develop, improve upon the professional skills of rural entrepreneurs and provide outreach.

The Center also has an E-Learning Center that is equipped with computer workstations and can travel to any location in more than 30 parishes to perform onsite business development and computer training.

Other training topics conducted by the E-Learning Center include: how to develop a business plan, how to start a non-profit organization, how to market a business, the basic use of a computer, Quickbooks, the legal aspects of starting a business and other topics applicable to entrepreneurship.

To register or for additional information about the Center for Rural and Small Business Development or its E-Learning Center, contact LaKeeshia Giddens at lakeeshia_giddens@suagcenter.com or via phone at 225.771.2160, Eual Hall at eual_hall@suagcenter.com or via phone at 225.771.4105.