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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Business Information Sessions

Connecting People and Businesses to Opportunities

The Office of Economic Development will hold a series of business information sessions each quarter to connect local entrepreneurs and business owners with useful tools and resources. The first quarter series will begin on Wednesday, August 3.

Business information sessions are free and open to the public. The complete list of dates, locations, and topics can be found below.

District A:

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Regional Transportation Management Center

10 Veterans Memorial Blvd., New Orleans, La. 70124


  •  “Louisiana Small Business Loan & Guaranty Program” & “LED Small Business Resources and Other Incentives” presented by Louisiana Economic Development

District B:

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Good Work Network, Franz Conference Room

2022 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70113


  •  “BuildNOLA, a training program to prepare local small and disadvantaged businesses to more effectively compete for public and private contracts. The program will expand the city’s pool of competitive and qualified bidders and maximize contracting opportunities for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) “presented by City of New Orleans Office of Supplier Diversity
  • “Loan Programs Business Resource Capital presented by Regional Loan Corporation

District C:

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Treme Recreation Center Multipurpose Room

900 N. Villere St., New Orleans, La. 70116


  • “Conquering Your Personal Finances Before Venturing Out "5 steps to getting your finances in order before starting your new business” presented by Dillard University School of Business / Kemberley Washington, CPA
  • “Small Business Lending "financing and business services to small businesses that cannot access affordable financing through traditional sources" presented by TruFund Financial Services, Inc.

District D:

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Norman Mayer Branch Library

3001 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, La. 70122


  • “LA Dept. of Ins. Managing Risks For Your Business” presented by Louisiana Department of Insurance the Division of Diversity and Opportunity
  • “Responsive and Quality Business Support Services to Help Your Business Succeed” presented by Lift Fund 

District E:

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

East New Orleans Public Library

5641 Read Blvd., New Orleans, La. 70127


  • “The Mobilization Fund” presented by NewCorp, Inc.
  • “Leveraging, Investment and Technical Assistance Activities on the Development of Small Businesses (Fresh Food Retailer Initiative & Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business) ” presented by Hope Enterprise Corporation (HOPE)

To RSVP, residents or business owners can click here or contact Margrett O. Magee in the Office of Economic Development at (504) 658-4237 /

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Last updated: 8/4/2016 9:25:59 AM

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