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Louisiana Workshops

In addition to state workshops, please visit the Small Business Taxes: The Virtual Workshop page for instructional, interactive lessons designed to help new small business owners learn their tax rights and responsibilities.

Visit the IRS Video portal for video and audio presentations on topics of interest to small businesses.

If you live near a state line, please look for workshops in nearby cities of the bordering state.

ALEXANDRIA AND SURROUNDING PARISHES

Event: Starting and Financing a Small Business
Date(s): Varies by workshop
Time: Various
Location: Alexandria and surrounding parishes
Event Information: This workshop is highly recommended for all individuals interested in determining the feasibility of their business idea, planning to start or have recently started a small business, seeking a small business loan, or wanting to learn more about business planning.

Topics include:

  • Writing a business plan
  • Sources of funds for start-up and expansion
  • Small business resources
  • Required licenses

Federal taxes will also be addressed briefly. Speakers vary. IRS Stakeholder Liaison works in partnership with the LA Small Business Development Center to provide small business materials for these workshops. To register online, visit the Louisiana Small Business Development Center website.
Sponsored by: LA Small Business Development Center

BATON ROUGE

Title: Entrepreneurship and Counseling
Date: April 18 & 19, 2014
Time: See below
Location: Southern University - College of Business, T. T. Allain-SU Global Conference Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Contact: Administrative Assistant; Phone: 225-771-5991
Event Information: This workshop is highly recommended for all individuals who would like to understand the full scope of what it takes to start and run a small business. The entrepreneurship training is designed specifically to help you develop a solid plan and learn what it takes to build a thriving business. The training focuses on the overall business model which includes business planning, financial management and marketing research. Material pertaining to recordkeeping, gross income and federal taxes will be provided by IRS. This is a 2-day workshop, Friday, April 18, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 19, 2014 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Event: Starting and Financing Your Business
Date(s): Various
Time: Varies by workshop
Location: Baton Rouge and Capitol Area
Event Information: This workshop is highly recommended for all individuals interested in determining the feasibility of their business idea, planning to start or have recently started a small business, seeking a small business loan, or wanting to learn more about business planning.

Topics include:

  • Entrepreneurship readiness
  • Writing a business plan
  • Sources of funds for start-up and expansion
  • Small business resources
  • Federal tax responsibilities
  • Required licenses

Speaker(s): various. Please visit the Louisiana Small Business Development Center website for locations, registration, fees, and times.
Sponsored by: Louisiana Small Business Development Center

LAFAYETTE

Event: Starting and Financing a Small Business
Date(s): Various
Time: Varies by workshop
Location: Lafayette and surrounding parishes
Event Information: This workshop is highly recommended for all individuals interested in determining the feasibility of their business idea, planning to start or have recently started a small business, seeking a small business loan, or wanting to learn more about business planning.

Topics include:

  • Entrepreneurship readiness
  • Writing a business plan
  • Sources of funds for start-up and expansion
  • Small business resources
  • Federal tax requirements
  • Required licenses

Speaker(s): various. Please visit the Louisiana Small Business Development Center website for locations, registration, fees, and times.
Sponsored by: Louisiana Small Business Development Center

LAKE CHARLES AND SURROUNDING PARISHES

Event: Starting and Financing a Small Business
Date(s): Varies by Workshop
Time: Various
Location: Lake Charles and surrounding parishes
Contact: Administrative Assistant; Phone: 337-475-5529
Event Information: This workshop is highly recommended for all individuals interested in determining the feasibility of their business idea, planning to start or have recently started a small business, seeking a small business loan, or wanting to learn more about business planning. Topics of discussion will include writing a business plan, sources of funds for start-up and expansion, small business resources and required licenses. Federal taxes will also be addressed briefly. Please pre-register by phoning 337- 475-5529 or register on-line on the Louisiana Small Business Development Center website.
Sponsored by: Louisiana Small Business Development Center

METAIRIE

Event: How to Form and Register Your Business
Date(s): Various
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: 3330 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 447, Metairie, LA 70002
Contact: Administrative Assistant; Phone: 504-831-3730
Event Information: Proper licenses and permits are necessary to operate a business. This seminar teaches how to obtain permits and licenses. Federal tax topics such as how to obtain tax ID numbers will also be discussed.

The seminar examines the differences between:

  • "C" and "S" Corporations
  • Sole proprietorships
  • Partnerships
  • LLCs

Elements that business structures are based on are discussed such as taxes, ownership, responsibility, control, risk, operations, and employee requirements.

Through these discussions you will obtain:

  • Advantages and disadvantages of each Legal Structure
  • A Legal Structure Quiz
  • Filing forms for selecting an Organizational Structure are provided

Speaker(s): Al Overman, Business Consultant. Fee: $35. Register for this event online on the Louisiana Small Business Development Center website.
Sponsored by: LA Small Business Development Center

MONROE AND SURROUNDING PARISHES

Event: Starting and Financing a Small Business
Date(s): Various
Time: Varies by Workshop
Location: Monroe and surrounding parishes
Contact: Administrative Assistant; Phone: 318-342-1224
Event Information: This workshop is highly recommended for all individuals interested in determining the feasibility of their business idea, planning to start or have recently started a small business, seeking a small business loan, or wanting to learn more about business planning. Topics of discussion will include writing a business plan, sources of funds for start-up and expansion, small business resources and required licenses. Federal taxes will also be addressed briefly. Speaker(s): Various. Please register on-line on the Louisiana Small Business Development Center website.
Sponsored by: LA Small Business Development Center

VARIOUS CITIES

Event: Starting and Financing Your Business
Date(s): Various
Time: Varies by workshop
Location: Hammond and surrounding parishes
Contact: Administrative Assistant; Phone: 985-549-3831
Event Information: This workshop is highly recommended for all individuals interested in determining the feasibility of their business idea, planning to start or have recently started a small business, seeking a small business loan, or wanting to learn more about business planning.

Topics include:

  • Entrepreneurship readiness
  • Writing a business plan
  • Sources of funds for start-up and expansion
  • Small business resources
  • Federal tax requirements
  • Required licenses

Speaker(s): various. Please visit the Louisiana Small Business Development Center website for locations, registration, fees, and times.
Sponsored by: Louisiana Small Business Development Center, SCORE Northshore Chapter, and Bogalusa Chamber of Commerce

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