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JEDCO to host business development seminar

(Avondale, La) – Congratulations! Your startup company is up-and-running. Now what? The second stage of a company’s lifespan is crucial to overall development. The steps you take now will determine the future of your business. The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) wants to help you find success.

As part of the Grow with JEDCO series, the economic development commission partnered with Simmons & White and the Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) to host “Business Development: The Steps You Can Take to Grow Your Company.”

This educational seminar will offer a sampling of tools and information available to small and medium-size businesses that are ready to move to the next level of vitality. Business development experts, Scott Uffman (LSBDC) and Mark Lewis (Simmons & White), will cover the following topics in this seminar geared towards your economic gains:

  • Louisiana Economic Gardening – A state program that provides you with resources to help your company develop strategies for growth, and it’s free(certain qualifications do apply though)!
  • Understanding what business development is all about
  • Qualities of a successful business development organization and/or person
  • Business development ideas for growth
  • The process of business development and measuring your success

Join us Wednesday, August 20th, 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 Kelsey Scram at or call (504) 875-3927.