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Minden-South Webster Chamber of Commerce Announcement


Date: August 13, 2015

From: Denison and Associates, Inc.

Cathy Denison-Robert, PhD

Free Business Acceleration Workshops and Business Counseling in Northern Louisiana

The Northern Louisiana BizAccelerator Network Project funded by USDA Rural Development's Rural Business Enterprise Grant focuses on helping rural business enterprises in North Louisiana, specifically businesses in Bienville, Morehouse, Richland, and Webster Parishes or the surrounding areas.Professional one-on-one business counseling and three training workshops are being held at no charge to the participants. Those wanting to start-up a new business are also encouraged to participate.

Businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs are invited to a series of Professional Training Workshops hosted by Winrock International in partnership with Cathy Denison, PhD and Associates Professional Services, Inc. The interactive training workshop series is available free of charge in the following locations: Arcadia, Springhill, and Bastrop, LA. Snacks, drinks, and lunches will be provided to registered workshop participants at no cost.

Expected Workshop Format:

Friday Lunch - 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Essentials for Success in Business

Saturday Morning - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Customer Service, Excellent Communication, Marketing Tips, Social Media in Business

Saturday Afternoon - 1:30 to 4:30 PM - Business Assessment with Business SWOT Analysis, Developing Your Own Business Growth and Improvement Plan

Training Workshop Dates and Locations:

August 21 & 22 - Arcadia Town Hall, 1819 S. Railroad Avenue, Arcadia, LA 71001

August 28 & 29 - North Webster Chamber of Commerce, 400 North Giles, Springhill, LA 71075

September 11 & 12 - Bastrop City Hall, 200 East Jefferson Avenue, Bastrop, LA 71220

Small Business Owner, Business Consultants, and Trainers leading the initiative:

Cathy Denison, PhD and Associates Professional Services, Inc. (Denison and Associates) has assembled a team with two decades of experience coordinating and directing Federal and State projects and successfully advising businesses. Dr. Denison-Robert, MBA, a graduate of Louisiana State University and McNeese State University, has personally worked with grant projects, consulting programs, and training initiatives for over 20 years.

As a business owner that has helped hundreds of businesses get back on their feet through grants, loans, and providing business counseling and technical assistance, Dr. Cathy Denison-Robert is passionate about sharing ideas and assisting businesses of all sizes, while also helping to identify and develop aspiring entrepreneurs.

Have questions about the Training Workshop series or want to receive free Business Counseling? Contact Cathy Denison, PhD and Associates Professional Services at or (337) 502-1911.

Northern LA BizAccelerator Training Workshop Registration Links:

Arcadia Area

Springhill Area

Bastrop Area

Winrock International works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. Winrock International is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

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