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Tools and Resources for Women and Minority-Owned Businesses

Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA)

Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM (CST)

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Tools and Resources and Women and Minority-Owned Businesses

  

Tools and Resources for Women and Minority-Owned Businesses., is a a business education event that is scheduled on Thursday, December 15.  Lafayette Economic Development Authority will host this event with special guests Lafayette Airport Commission, Louisiana Department of Transportation, Louisiana Economic Development, Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center, One Acadiana, Small Business Administration, Small Business Development Center, Southern Region Minority Supplier Development Center, and Women's Business Enterprise Council South.  Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise is the venue sponsor.  

This event is scheduled on Thursday, December 15 at LITE, located at 537 Cajundome Blvd.  This program is the third in a series of events. The first two events are scheduled on Thursday, December 8 and Saturday, December 10 at the Clifton Chenier Center and will focus strictly on the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program.   

This program, scheduled on December 15, is designed for women-owned, minority-owned, and ethnic-owned businesses to learn about resources and programs that could contribute to business growth. Learn about national programs, their benefits, and the steps to receive certification.  Business will also learn about local services and resources that can benefit businesses of all sizes.   

The program will include information about Small Business Loan Guarantee Program, Enterprise Zone, Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) certification, Minority Business Enterprise ( MBE) Certification, Louisiana's Contractors Accreditation Program, Bonding Assistance Program, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program, in addition to other programs and resources to assist businesses of any size. There will also be status update on the Lafayette Regional Airport project for business hoping to work on the project.  

Business owners, operators, and/or managers will benefit by attending this event, especially those focused on the strategy and growth of the company. 

Registration and Networking: 7:30a - 8:00a

Event: 8:00a - 12:30p

If you have questions or comments. contact Mark D. Mouton at markm@lafayette.org or 337-593-1400. 

  

 

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Tools and Resources for Women and Minority-Owned Businesses

 

7:30a – 8:00a       Registration and Networking

 

8:00a                      Welcome and Overview of Program by Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA)

 

8:10a                      Introduction of Participating Organizations and Presenters/Panelists by LEDA

 

8:15a                      Certification Programs and Resources for Women and Minority Owned Businesses:

 

  • Women’s Business Enterprise Council South (WBECS)
    • Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification
    • Benefits and Business Development Opportunities 

 

  • Southern Region Minority Supplier Development (SRMSDC)
    • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Certification
    • Benefits and Business Development Opportunities  

 

  • Small Business Administration (SBA)
    • Women-Owned Small Business Self-Certification
    • Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certification
    • WOSB Federal Contracting Program
    • Veterans Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE)
    • 8(a) Business Development Program and Certification
    • HUBZone Program and Certification 

 

9::45a – 10:00a   Break and Networking (Approximant Time) 

 

10:00a             Funding and Expansion Programs and Resources for Small Businesses:

 

  • Louisiana Economic Development (LED)
    • Description of LED Community Competitiveness and Small Business Services
    • Small and Emerging Business Development Programs (SEBD) (LED and SBDC)
    • Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute (LCAI)
    • Bonding Assistance Program (LED)
    • Alternative Funding (LED)
    • Hudson Initiative (LED)
    • Veteran Initiative (LED)
    • Small Business Loan Guarantee Program (LED)
    • Angel Investor Tax Credit (LED)

 

  • Louisiana Economic Development (LED): Devin Harrision; One Acadiana (1A): Rebecca Shirley; and Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA): Mark D. Mouton
    • Description of Outreach Program – Visits with Area Businesses
    • Enterprise Zone
    • Quality Jobs

 

  •  Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
    • Description of SBDC Services and Financial Counseling
    • Guidelines for Process and Procedures for Business Development
    • SBA 7a Loan Programs (SBA or SBDC)

 

 11:15a – 11:30a Break and Networking (Approximant Time)    

 

 11:30a      Procurement for Small Businesses and Procurement Opportunities:

 

  • Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (LA PTAC)
    • Description of LA PTAC Services and Procurement Counseling
    • Information about Federal, State, Local and University Procurement
    • Guidelines and Information about the RFP Process (PTAC)
  • Louisiana Department of Transportation and Lafayette Airport Commission
    • Summary of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program (from Dec 8 & 10 event)
    • Update on project at Lafayette Regional Airport  

 

       12:30p           ADJOURN and Networking

 


Have questions about Tools and Resources for Women and Minority-Owned Businesses ? Contact Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA)

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LITE Center
537 Cajundome Boulevard
Lafayette, LA 70506

Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM (CST)


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The Lafayette Economic Development Authority offers the essential elements you need to make the most informed decisions regardless of whether you're starting, expanding, or relocating a business in Lafayette, Louisiana. Contact LEDA at (337) 593-1400.


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