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JEDCO to host financial management workshop

Managing company finances and cash flow can be a difficult task, but it is the cornerstone of overall business management.  In fact, financial management drives informed decision-making and positions a company for business success. How well do you manage your company’s finances? Do you have questions about how to better manage your finances internally? The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) is here to help!

As part of the Grow with JEDCO series, the economic development commission partnered with Simmons & White to host “Managing Company Finances: Tips & Things You Should Know.” This educational seminar will provide small and medium-size businesses with crucial information to help improve your company’s financial management program.  Keith Crawford, an expert in financial management and CEO of the Loftin Group, will cover the following topics:

  • Financial Management – Why is it so important to overall business management?
  • Viewing your business health through a financial prism
  • Using financial management to make better decisions – How do you do it?
  • The difference between financial management & accounting
  • How financial management can lead to business success

Join us Wednesday, September 24th, 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.


About JEDCO: JEDCO is an independent, yet complementary arm of Jefferson Parish government with the main objective of attracting, growing and creating new business in our area. Since its inception in 1987, JEDCO has aided thousands of companies through business incubator and loan programs, tax incentives and rebate programs, workforce development and information services. While dedicated to assisting existing Jefferson Parish businesses, JEDCO’s efforts also target the recruitment of new businesses for the area.

Simmons & White: A local consulting firm, Simmons & White partners with high-potential companies to navigate challenges and opportunities.  Whether you are troubleshooting management issues, seeking best practices, or exploring new ways to grow, our team of experts can help.  Simmons & White provides a comprehensive range of services in the areas of financial management, business process improvement, sales and marketing, access to capital, policies and procedures, risk management, strategy and technology.

About the Loftin Group: The Loftin Group is a linked network of executives and professional consultants, committed to the highest level of financial, strategic, and operational support to its clients. The mission is to improve client value and performance, to lead by action, and to deliver the most innovative solutions possible.

About the Business Innovation Center at Churchill:The Business Innovation Center at Churchill provides a place to develop up-and-coming businesses.  Not only can startups find office space at below-market rent, but the incubator program is designed to connect business innovators, market experts and capital providers to transform business ideas into viable business ventures. The Business Innovation Center at Churchill provides an atmosphere in which startup businesses can survive and prosper.