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VetLaunch — go from Combat to Careerimage

VetLaunch is a business accelerator for Veterans. more Their programs are aimed at helping Veterans leverage their military experience to start new businesses, gain new employment, and continue to make a positive statement in society. less

Film New Orleansimage

This site, run by the Mayor’s Office of the City of New Orleans, informs productions that wish to film in New Orleans on the processes, options and process for doing so.

New Orleans Entrepreneur Weekimage

More than 100 events are planned March 11-18 for the annual New Orleans Entrepreneur WeekmoreNOEW will be headquartered on Fulton Street in downtown New Orleans.More than 10,000 people are expected to participate. less

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation “Catapult” Fund Programimage

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is partnering with four organizations to create new program called Catapult Fund. moreThis program will provide Louisiana entrepreneurs in the arts with access to funding and business training.The Catapult Fund is seeking applications from local arts and culture-based businesses.Applicants should explain their business idea and why it fills a void in Louisiana’s cultural economy.Once applications are received, nine to twelve business owners will be accepted into a “Catapult Boot Camp” where they will be educated on how to run a business successfully and draft a high-quality business plan suitable for seeking investments or loans.Those who complete the training will submit these business plans to the partners for funding consideration.The Catapult Fund will aware a total of $50,000 in grants to the best plans.The deadline to apply is July 15, 2014. less

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businessesimage

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at Delgado Community College is a practical business management education program that gives entrepreneurs valuable skills for growing their business, the opportunity to access financial capital, powerful networking opportunities and more — at absolutely no cost to participants.

GNO Incimage

GNO Inc is the Greater New Orleans area’s economic development organization that covers the ten-parish region.

Disaster Planning Guide for Small Businessesimage

This guide, put together by the SBA, provides information that business owners can use to develop a plan to protect customers and employees in the event of a disaster. moreHard copies are available at all SBA field offices or download a copy from the website. less

Gulf Coast Economic Empowerment Programimage

The National Urban League and BP have developed the Gulf Coast Economic Empowerment Program, to help small and minority-owned companies secure contracting opportunities and resources along the Gulf Coast in the Housing and Construction industry sectors. moreTo get more information and pick-up applications, meet us at the Gulf Coast Economic Empowerment Tour’s final stop for this year, New Orleans, LA.On October 16, 2007 from 8:00 a.m.to 12:30 p.m., we will be at the New Orleans Marriott, in New Orleans, LA.All applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.The Gulf Coast Economic Empowerment Program is FREE to small and minority-owned businesses, but registration is required.For more information, call 504-529-9890. less

EO Accelerator New Orleansimage

Accelerator is a national program of Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) to help businesses grow from $250,000 in revenue to over $1,000,000. moreIt features group mentoring, accountability and great programming and contact generation.The New Orleans chapter is the oldest and has the most graduates of any Accelerator chapter in the country. less

Good Work Networkimage

The Good Work Network is dedicated to helping low-income and disadvantage micro entrepreneurs get the resources they need to succeed&#46 It provides training, one-on-one consultation, group networking and collaboration opportunities, back office support services, market access assistance, and access to micro loan funds to individuals and businesses in the greater New Orleans area&#46 Visit the website or call (504) 309-2073&#46

Stay Local!image

Greater New Orleans’ Independent Business Alliance. more They connect local businesses to customers, resources, and each other. One of their programs is Office Hours, which gives business owners free access to tactical help on a variety of issues from Marketing or Accounting to IT. less

New Orleans Small Business Recovery Guideimage

In partnership with Xavier University of Louisiana and The New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, Seedco Financial Services has compiled this online listing of financial and technical resources available to small businesses in New Orleans. moreThe guide is also available for download. less

New Orleans Small Business Recovery Guide