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JEDCO hosts seminar to help small businesses get funded fast

(Avondale, La) – A good pitch can often times make the difference between landing the funding to bring a dream into reality or coming up empty-handed. A successful pitch takes preparation, communication and knowledge of your target audience. The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) will offer a seminar to get small business owners ready to make the perfect pitch.

As part of the Grow with JEDCO series, the economic development commission will host “Get Funded Fast: A Climber’s Guide to the Perfect Pitch” to improve your chances of obtaining financing. Communication experts, Aimee Freeman of Aimee Freeman Consulting and Brian Greffenius of Sandler Training, combine their expertise to offer you a comprehensive guide to selling big ideas with complete confidence. In this seminar, they’ll cover topics, such as:

  • How to identify your target audience
  • Tools to strengthen pitch preparation
  • The main components of  successful communication
  • Major mistakes entrepreneurs consistently make and how to overcome them
  • Tips to help you better sell your ideas

Join us on February 26th at the East Bank Regional Library’s Jefferson Room (4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Metairie) from 9:00-10:30. Admission is free, but registration is required to attend. The event is open to all businesses and entrepreneurs. Click here to register. For more information, contact Alan Allgood at (504) 875-3928 or

About Aimee Freeman: Aimee Freeman consults privately with entrepreneurs and business leaders who are ready to take their communication to the next level. Her passion is helping brilliant thinkers simplify their ideas so investors and clients clearly understand their products and services. No matter how great your expertise, if you can’t communicate in compelling ways that lead to sales, your business won’t thrive. Aimee is best known for her ability to help clients understand who their ideal clients are, what they care about most, and how to speak to them in compelling ways that make them buy or invest right now. She leads a variety of popular workshops, including “Communication that Sells.”

About Brian Greffenius: Brian is the president of Sandler Training in New Orleans, a sales force development corporation that provides consulting, training and evaluations. He has 18 years of experience as a CEO and COO. His career has exposed him to multiple industries and his experience as a trainer has provided him an opportunity to become an engaging and dynamic speaker.  He has worked in the technology, law firm operations and aviation industries along with having earned an MBA.  Brian has been a software trainer and flight instructor and effectively connects with students.  Sales training is about communication and reaching decisions – two skills that take people far in their day to day lives. Sandler Training is an international company with 250 offices around the world and has been in business close to 40 years.