New Orleans to host free business workshops

The City of New Orleans is putting on free workshops for small businesses. These seem useful to longtime residents, along with newcomers.  cityofNewOrleanslogo


Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration will conduct “business information sessions” in all five city council districts beginning Tuesday. The free sessions aim to provide instruction and resources to small businesses and entrepreneurs while focusing on a variety of topics. All sessions are from 5:30 p.m to 7 p.m., and the schedule is as follows:

Date: Feb. 26
Location: St. Matthew United Church, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave.
Topics: How To Write A Well-Organized Business Plan; The Importance of Business Credit and the Credit Score Community Program

Date: March 5
Location: Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Topics: Business Insurance; Doing Business with the City of New Orleans

Date: March 12
Location: Holy Angels, 3500 St. Claude Ave.
Topics: Optimize Your Business Online; Google and its Benefits; Patents and Trademarks

Date: March 18
Location: Crystal Magnolia Country Club, 7221 Curran Blvd.
Topics: Franchise Opportunities for Contractors; How to Get Certified with the City of New Orleans

Date: March 26
Location: East New Orleans Public Library, 5641 Read Blvd.
Topics: Effective Marketing Tools for Your Business; Exporting, Importing and Doing Business with the Port of New Orleans

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