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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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Mayor Landrieu's Office of Economic Development to host business information sessions

February 20, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA—On Tuesday, February 26, 2013, Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Office of Economic Development will kick off another series of Business Information Sessions featuring helpful information, resources and opportunities for business owners and entrepreneurs.

“We’re pleased to offer this program again to our local businesses, because their success is the key to strengthening our economy,” said Mayor Landrieu. “These sessions connect entrepreneurs and small business owners with assistance and resources that can help them start and grow their businesses.”

Each session will focus on specific topics, ranging from how to write a business plan to how to use online resources effectively. All sessions are open to the public and individuals can attend any or all sessions.

The complete list of dates and locations can be found below.

District A:

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
5:30pm – 7:00pm
St. Matthew United Church
1333 S. Carrollton Avenue


  • “How To Write A Well-Organized Business Plan” presented by the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University
  • “The Importance Of Business Credit & The Credit Score Community Program” presented by Operation HOPE

District B:

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Ashe Cultural Center 
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard 


  • “Business Insurance” presented by the Louisiana Department of Insurance
  • “Doing Business with the City of New Orleans” presented by the City of New Orleans Purchasing Department

District C:

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Holy Angels
3500 St. Claude Avenue


  • “Optimize Your Business Online” presented by C4 Tech & Design
  • “Google and it’s Benefits” presented by Google
  • “Patents and Trademarks” presented by the City of New Orleans Law Department

District D:

Monday, March 18, 2013
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Crystal Magnolia, LLC Country Club
7221 Curran Boulevard


  • “Franchise Opportunities for Contractors” presented by Frannet Franchise Experts 
  • “How to Get Certified With The City of New Orleans” presented by the Office of Supplier Diversity

District E:

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
5:30pm – 7:00pm
East New Orleans Public Library
5641 Read Boulevard


  • “Effective Marketing Tools for Your Business” presented by Louisiana Small Business Development Center
  • “Exporting, Importing, & Doing Business with the Port of New Orleans including Certification” presented by the Port of New Orleans  

To RSVP, residents or business owners can contact Margrett Frazier in the Office of Economic Development at (504) 658-4237 or

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