If you are currently in business for yourself or been thinking about starting up a small business, you may want to come by the Small Business Summit this weekend.  This is an opportunity for you to expand your knowledge about how to sustain a successful business, or learning the proper steps in launching a business and more through workshops.  Either way, you'll gain valuable knowledge that will help you take your business to the next level.

Make plans to attend the Small Business Summit Saturday, March 18, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Allen P. August Multi-Purpose Annex, located at 2000 Moeling St.  This is a free event and the only requirement is that you pre-register at,  www.lcnra.org.

Guest speakers include Small Business Opportunity Program Coordinator/City of Lake Charles DBE, Carmen Gordon-Williams and Director of the Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at MSU, Donna Little.

The following topics will be highlighted at the summit:

The 5 C's of Building Good Business Credit

The Business Loan Process

How To Build Strong Relationships With Banks

Understanding and Managing Financial Statements


This event is being brought to you by the Lake Charles North Redevelopment Authority (LCNRA) to encourage entrepreneurship here in SWLA.  Sponsors are the City of Lake Charles, the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, SOWELA Technical Community College, the Lift-Fund, Whitney Bank, The Design Lab and various other entrepreneurs in the area. For more info call, (337) 721-4020.

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