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Chambers Of Commerce

St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce

Supports member businesses through providing peer-to-peer networking opportunities, educating the public at large on issues of importance and advocating for favor-able laws within the state legislature

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East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce

Provides members with opportunities to come together for monthly programs, committees and annual events while promoting business; working with other Chamber coalition partners, legislative representatives and community and civic organizations

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St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce

Approximately 200 members representing over 4800 employees; host 22+ networking and membership events annually and provide resources and support to help member businesses grow and prosper

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New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce

Empowers & sustains the African-American business community through entrepreneurship and economic development activity

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New Orleans Chamber of Commerce

Provides members with the opportunities to build mutually beneficial partnerships within the City of New Orleans

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Jefferson Chamber

Provides diverse business growth assistance and opportunities for member businesses to build relationships with other businesses in the community

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Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana (HCCL)

Provides business education workshops, technical assistance and linguistic training and more.

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Asian Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana (ACCL)

Promotes awareness and legislative advocacy at all levels of government for local Asian owned businesses. ACCL assists its members with diverse services that assists them to grow and operate efficient and effectively

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Co-workspace Providers

Startups  Co-workspace Providers

The Warehouse

Co-working, designated desks, privates offices; Indoor bike parking, phone booths.

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The Shop

Shared Desk, 1-4 person offices, large format private offices; Business and cultural programming, benefits platform available

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Propeller

Co-working, Permanent Desk, Private Office. 24/7 access available. Conference/meeting space, weekly workshop/educational events

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Launchpad New Orleans

Co-working; permanent desk; private offices

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The Landing Zone:

Gym/locker rooms on site; full kitchen; conf/meeting space; educational events; mentorship; free parking.

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LA Endowment for the Humanities and LA Cultural Economy Foundation Cultural Innovation Incubator

Open to for-profit, non-profit entities as well as individuals whose work enhances the cultural sector of Louisiana

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Bio-Innovation Center

Lab suite, Lab Bench spaces, cubicles, private offices; Health, health tech and biosciences. Wet-lab incubator, shared-use research equipment, entrepreneurial support programs

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Ice House

12,000 square-foot, newly renovated warehouse and fully-charged entrepreneurial environment housing

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Established Businesses  Co-workspace Providers

The Landing Zone:

Gym/locker rooms on site; full kitchen; conf/meeting space; educational events; mentorship; free parking.

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LA Endowment for the Humanities and LA Cultural Economy Foundation Cultural Innovation Incubator

Open to for-profit, non-profit entities as well as individuals whose work enhances the cultural sector of Louisiana

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Growing Businesses  Co-workspace Providers

The Warehouse

Co-working, designated desks, privates offices; Indoor bike parking, phone booths.

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The Shop

Shared Desk, 1-4 person offices, large format private offices; Business and cultural programming, benefits platform available

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Propeller

Co-working, Permanent Desk, Private Office. 24/7 access available. Conference/meeting space, weekly workshop/educational events

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Launchpad New Orleans

Co-working; permanent desk; private offices

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The Landing Zone:

Gym/locker rooms on site; full kitchen; conf/meeting space; educational events; mentorship; free parking.

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LA Endowment for the Humanities and LA Cultural Economy Foundation Cultural Innovation Incubator

Open to for-profit, non-profit entities as well as individuals whose work enhances the cultural sector of Louisiana

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Bio-Innovation Center

Lab suite, Lab Bench spaces, cubicles, private offices; Health, health tech and biosciences. Wet-lab incubator, shared-use research equipment, entrepreneurial support programs

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Ice House

12,000 square-foot, newly renovated warehouse and fully-charged entrepreneurial environment housing

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Economic Development Organization

Startups  Economic Development Organization

Louisiana Economic Development (LED): Louisiana Veteran Entrepreneurship Program

Intensive three-week online course covering business planning, market research, and financial management. Course is followed by an in-person boot camp focusing on access to capital, networking with assistance providers, and information on programs for veteran business owners..

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Jefferson Parish Economic Development: Business Workshops

Low-cost workshops hosted by industry leaders teach key skills for small business owners including how to improve sales, leadership, and company culture.

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New Orleans Business Alliance Small Business Program

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Greater New Orleans Inc.

Advising Services: Serves as a concierge organization providing advising to organizations seeking to relocate to Greater New Orleans.

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Established Businesses  Economic Development Organization

Louisiana Economic Development (LED): Small Business Loan and Guaranty Program

Program guaranteeing loans for small businesses located in Louisiana. Loan amounts range from $5,000 to $1.5 million and guarantees may range up to 75% of the total loan amount.

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Louisiana Economic Development (LED): Bonding Assistance Program

Bonding assistance program provides access to bid, payment, and performance bonds through bond guarantees. Guarantees 25% or $100,000 of bond to help receive positive underwriting decision.

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Louisiana Economic Development (LED): Small and Emerging Business Development Program

Certification program for small business owners located in Louisiana. Course covers basics of business ownership including marketing, computer skills, accounting, legal, and industry-specific training. Participants receive consultation from LED partners and consideration on statewide contracts.

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Louisiana Economic Development (LED): Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute – General Contractors:

Ten-week, twenty-session class taught by industry leaders on the technical skills necessary for general contracting businesses. Topics covered include preparing for construction, various construction skills, and proper safety procedures.

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Louisiana Economic Development (LED): Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute – Business and Law

Six-week, twelve-session class taught by industry leaders on the business and legal fundamentals of contracting businesses in Louisiana. Topics covered include the bid process, bonding, contract management, and financial management.

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Louisiana Economic Development (LED): Economic Gardening Initiative

Program providing technical assistance and research assistance to small businesses through a team of business consultants. Participants receive a review of their business and marketing strategies, market research, and sales leads.

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Jefferson Parish Economic Development: Business Workshops

Low-cost workshops hosted by industry leaders teach key skills for small business owners including how to improve sales, leadership, and company culture.

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New Orleans Business Alliance Small Business Program

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Greater New Orleans Inc.

Advising Services: Serves as a concierge organization providing advising to organizations seeking to relocate to Greater New Orleans.

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Growing Businesses  Economic Development Organization

Louisiana Economic Development (LED): STEP Export Grant

Grant available to companies newly exporting or expanding into new export markets. Provides up to $5,555 for travel expenses to trade shows or US Department of Commerce fees.

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Louisiana Economic Development (LED): CEO Round Tables

Program bringing together 15 to 18 Louisiana CEOs with key facilitators and guest speakers. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in peer-learning and learn how business leaders are responding to unique challenges in the Louisiana economy.

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Louisiana Economic Development (LED): Hudson Initiative

Certification program for small businesses seeking to access state contracts. Participants’ information is provided to state purchasers and prime contractors and bids by certified companies receive a higher score.

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Jefferson Parish Economic Development: Business Workshops

Low-cost workshops hosted by industry leaders teach key skills for small business owners including how to improve sales, leadership, and company culture.

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New Orleans Business Alliance Small Business Program

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Greater New Orleans Inc.

Advising Services: Serves as a concierge organization providing advising to organizations seeking to relocate to Greater New Orleans.

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Financial Assistance Providers

Startups  Financial Assistance Providers

Valmiki Bayou Partners

New Orleans-based branch of the New York firm Valmiki Capital; Fund invests $200,000 to $5 million in Louisiana-based startup companies

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South Coast Angel Fund

Headquartered in Louisiana or along the Gulf Coast, Investment opportunity (Local and Regional Businesses, Clear Path to Achieving $25 Million+ in Sales in 3-5 Years, Innovative and Defensible Technology, National Reach; Global Ambition, Strong Sales Orientation, Investment Needs of $1 Million or Less, Skin in the Game)

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Lagniappe Angels

Lagniappe Core Investment Criteria (Proven Product, Strong Team, Scalable Economics, Five Year Exit Plan)

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Louisiana Culture-preneur Fund

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CUEE, Inc

Business therapy session

NO/LA Angel Network

Seed or series A financing rounds of companies based in New Orleans or Louisiana, in dynamic growth markets, have strong value propositions, a sound business plan, and a strong management team with deep market knowledge. (Avoid lifestyle businesses and capital intense businesses)

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Nexus-LA

Investment Readiness Program (Prepare, Customize, Commit)

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PowerMoves USA

Minority-founded, Early Stage Startup Bootcamp (6-week intensive with guidance, and network to build viable business models), Growth Stage Company Showcases, Accelerator for Maturing Companies (with a founder-friendly investment, free office space, coaching, networking, and expert mentorship)

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Financial Services Program

Credit building program providing micro-grants and zero-interest loans to recently released prisoners. Offers $1,000 loans to support small businesses and help owners improve their credit.

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New Orleans Bio Fund

Business Assistance Services (Various types of consulting assistance), New Orleans BioFund (Innovative program)

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Kiva Microloans

International borrower program

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LiftFund Microlenders

Small business loans up to $1 million, Startup loans up to $50,000, Business and financial training

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Established Businesses  Financial Assistance Providers

Woodforest Bank

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Social Venture Fund

A $1 million loan fund that provides below market-rate loans between $20,000 and $100,000 to entrepreneurs of color, as well as businesses and nonprofits tackling disparities

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NO/LA Angel Network

Series B&C financing rounds of companies

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Regional Loan Corporation

For small, female, and minority-owned; Providing business loans with the advantages of 
Long Term Fixed Interest Rates
Low Borrower Equity Requirement

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Jefferson Parish Economic Development Corporation (JEDCO)

JED(Grow) Loan Program

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New Orleans Bio Fund

Business Assistance Services (Various types of consulting assistance), New Orleans BioFund (Innovative program)

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Community Development Capital

Providing affordable housing, bringing properties back into commerce, improving the tax base, and strengthening the local economy of New Orleans and Louisiana

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TruFund Financial Services

Financial Empowerment Program, 
TruFund’s Women In Business (An EmpowHERment Program), 
TruAccess Contractor Program

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Newcorp Business Assistance Center

NewCorp’s Revolving Capital Fund (RCF) Program, Small Business Administration (SBA) Micro Loan Program, Collaborative for Enterprise Development (CED) Loan Program

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Growing Businesses  Financial Assistance Providers

Camelback Ventures

The Camelback Fellowship Program

Chase Bank

Consumer, small business and commercial loans at branch locations throughout the region.

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Technical Assistance Providers

Startups  Technical Assistance Providers

Delgado Community College Small Business Center

Small business centers offering training, networking, business planning, and exposure to local small businesses. Partnerships with other organizations provide access to one-on-one counseling and a large network of resources. Locations on in City Park and the West Bank.

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Tulane University: Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The programs of the Lepage Center (including the Tulane Family Business Center, the Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship, and the Tulane Business Model Competition) provide direct support to Tulane ventures, New Orleans’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, and businesses across the Gulf South

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Fund 17 (Louisiana Small Business Advisor for Kiva)

Fund 17’s Core Pipeline Programs (Benchmarks Business Basics, Capital Ready, The Accelerator), Kiva Loan Assistance, 
Workshops & Potlucks

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Launchpad: Trainings and Events

Co-working space offering tech-centric events to entrepreneurs in New Orleans. The organization offers events and trainings related to coding and tech product development.

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The Idea Village: IDEAx Accelerator

Intensive 4 month bootcamp for high growth-potential startups. Provides coaching by an Entrepreneur-In-Residence as well as mentorship through a network of local and national industry leaders. Participants receive access to training workshops and free or discounted business services.

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Urban League of Louisiana: Women’s Business Resource Center and Entrepreneurship Center (WBRC/EC)

Resource center targeting small businesses in Louisiana. Provides a variety of services including in-person and online trainings on general business skills and industry-specific skills. Online or in-person counseling and coaching services provide guidance on financial analysis, business and marketing plans, and access to capital.

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Rising Foundations: Small Business Incubator

Small business incubator targeting former felons and providing support through technical assistance. Program focuses on teaching basic business skills and helps participants navigate the steps to turning a side hustle into an operating business.

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PowerUp Boot Camp

Six-week virtual entrepreneurship training program followed by a two day conference of workshops and pitch competitions. Free program for minority-owned businesses provides opportunities for networking, coaching, and capital raising.

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PowerMoves.NOLA Fellowship Program

Year-long fellowship providing technical assistance for New Orleans-based startups. Fellows receive connections to mentors and board members, free or subsidized office space, and help securing financing. Each fellow will receive between $25,000 and $50,000 in investment capital.

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New Orleans Media Arts Institute (SUNO): Broadcast NOLA

6-month program teaching the essential skills for a career or business in the radio industry. Program includes formal classes, hands-on training, and mentorship from a current industry professional.

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Launch NOLA Business Academy

14-week program for current or aspiring small business owners. Teaches a wide range of basic business skills through the Co-Starters curriculum. Benefits include thousands of dollars in free or discounted business services and opportunities for coaching and mentorship.

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Getting Down To Business (Small Business IDA Program)

15-course educational program designed to teach a wide variety of business skills to small business owners. Program includes individual coaching and $2,000 savings matching program.

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Propeller: Startup Accelerator

12-week startup accelerator helping early stage ventures in the food, health, water, and education fields become viable businesses. Program includes mentorship, networking, and access to a co-working space. Mandatory kick-off retreat and weekly coaching meetings.

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Camelback Ventures: Camelback Fellowship

Six month fellowship aimed at developing early stage ventures and their entrepreneurs. Includes one-on-one coaching, networking events, and $40,000 in seed funding. Program includes three mandatory summits in three different cities where a curriculum is taught to entrepreneurs.

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4.0 Schools: Tiny Fellowship

Fellowship program aiming to turn ideas in the education sector into pilot after-school programs. Includes part-time virtual training and coaching, an in-person training camp, and a $10,000 grant to launch your venture.

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Alliance of Minority Contractors (AMC)

AMC assists members with building capacity by providing access to opportunity, advocacy and contractor development training. The organization advocates for policy and legislation that empower and support minority contractors.

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4.0 Schools: Essentials Fellowship

Fellowship program designed to turn an idea in the education sector into a pop-up proof-of-concept event. Includes virtual coaching, a weekend-long training camp, and a $300 grant.

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Established Businesses  Technical Assistance Providers

Engage Tulane: School of Medicine Research Business Development

Engage Tulane connects medical research investigators with industry and other private collaborators, offering guidance and support before, during and after the project. The center helps to translate unique medical discoveries into products and services.

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Women In Technology New Orleans

For women-owned; improve the industry landscape for women in tech with a community workshops and training, discussions and networking, professional development

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New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

A week-long series of events celebrating business, innovation, and entrepreneurship in New Orleans. Local partner organizations sponsor investment pitch exhibitions showcasing New Orleans entrepreneurs.

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SCORE New Orleans: Small Business Training Workshops

Free skill training workshops tailored to small business owners in New Orleans. Wide variety of topics including financing, legal, and industry-specific skills trainings.

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SCORE New Orleans: Mentorship Program

Free business counseling through a large, national network of business advisors. Advising can happen in-person or online and includes advisors in a wide variety of fields and specialties.

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The Idea Village: IDEAsessions

60 minute one-on-one strategy sessions led by entrepreneurs and business experts. Sessions are designed to turn a business owner’s specific problem into actionable steps to resolve the problem.

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SUNO Small Business Development & Management Institute: Business Workshops/Seminars

For New Orleans East; Workshops and seminars teaching a variety of business and entrepreneurial skills including personal financial management, budgeting, raising capital, and accounting skills. One-on-one business counseling with professional business advisors is also available.

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SUNO, Inc. Small Business Incubator: Small

Business incubator providing technical assistance and professional counseling on business strategy, planning, and projects. Participants receive discounted access to office space and resources of the institute.

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Urban League of New Orleans: Contractors Resource Center

Membership-based resource center targeting Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs). Provides training modules for all skill levels in contracting skills including project management, bidding, and payroll. Estimating and accounting skills are taught through access to the center’s available softwares for members.

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Good Work Network: The Entrepreneurship Institute

Institute offering industry-specific and advanced trainings to entrepreneurs in Southeastern Louisiana. The wide variety of advanced topics include taxes, government contracting, and social media strategy.

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Good Work Network: NxLevel Business Plan Course

Ten-week course for entrepreneurs who are already in business and generating revenues. Topics covered by the program will include business structure, business planning, and access to capital. Participants will finish with a completed business plan and twelve-month work plan. Program includes a one-on-one technical assistance consultation.

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Propeller: Growth Accelerator

Three-month venture accelerator seeking to scale small business ventures. Participants work one-on-one with experts to improve their business strategy, increase capacity, and raise capital. Participants can receive up to $50,000 in equity investments and up to $100,000 in loans through the organization.

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Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC)

Business development center providing no-cost consulting and training workshops on a wide variety of business development topics from basic business planning to taxes and risk assessment. Center serves as a hub for business information and analytics to help with market and industry research, competitor research, and demographic statistics.

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GoodWork Network: QuickBooks for Beginners

Eight-hour seminar covering basic accounting and recordkeeping through the QuickBooks software. Participants also receive two hours of one-on-one technical assistance and a copy of QuickBooks software.

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Good Work Network: Pre-Venture Concept Development Course

Five-week training course for entrepreneurs in the earliest stages of launching their venture. The program teaches business skills necessary for success and students will leave with a completed business model and twelve-month work plan. Program includes one on-on-one technical assistance advising session.

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Launch NOLA Business Academy

14-week program for current or aspiring small business owners. Teaches a wide range of basic business skills through the Co-Starters curriculum. Benefits include thousands of dollars in free or discounted business services and opportunities for coaching and mentorship.

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Growing Businesses  Technical Assistance Providers

Women’s Business Enterprise Council South

For women; leader in business development for female entrepreneurs; the organization processes WBENC’s all business certifications, in addition to providing skills- and business-building programs.

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Southern Region Minority Supplier Development Council: Certification

For Minority-owned Businesses; Organization offers program to become a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). Recipients of this certification receive access to information on a network of current members as well as discounts on products and services through the national organization.

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LA Procurement Technical Assistance Center – New Orleans

Organization provides evaluation and advice about competitive ability of suppliers and contractors bidding on government contracts. Helps match business owners with opportunities through governments agencies and prime contractors and helps improve supplier proposals for more successful government contracting bids.

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Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana: Certifications

Provides Six Sigma certification, ISO, API, and AS9100 quality certifications, and continuous improvement certification.

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Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana: Consultations

Assessment and consultation on business needs for manufacturers in Louisiana. Offers advising on operational efficiency and procedure management as well as legal help and CEO networking events.

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10,000 Small Businesses

Business education program designed to grow local small businesses into larger enterprises. Selected business owners are taught key business skills including marketing, finance, and leadership skills. Assistance through the Goldman Sachs network provides participants with a large network of alumni and potential partners as well as easier access to growth capital.

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Good Work Network: The Entrepreneurship Institute

Institute offering industry-specific and advanced trainings to entrepreneurs in Southeastern Louisiana. The wide variety of advanced topics include taxes, government contracting, and social media strategy.

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Good Work Network: NxLevel Business Plan Course

Ten-week course for entrepreneurs who are already in business and generating revenues. Topics covered by the program will include business structure, business planning, and access to capital. Participants will finish with a completed business plan and twelve-month work plan. Program includes a one-on-one technical assistance consultation.

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GoodWork Network: QuickBooks for Beginners

Eight-hour seminar covering basic accounting and recordkeeping through the QuickBooks software. Participants also receive two hours of one-on-one technical assistance and a copy of QuickBooks software.

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Good Work Network: Pre-Venture Concept Development Course

Five-week training course for entrepreneurs in the earliest stages of launching their venture. The program teaches business skills necessary for success and students will leave with a completed business model and twelve-month work plan. Program includes one on-on-one technical assistance advising session.

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