The Magnolia Business Alliance will host a seminar for small business entitled “Essentials For Starting & Growing Your Business” on March 7 and 8, 2012. The seminar will be held at the Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA.
Topics will include an incorporation workshop and incorporation assistance; business plan development and review; social media, marketing and branding; government contracting; accounting and financial management; human resources; and intellectual property.
Registration for the seminar is free. For more information, please call (228) 295-7117 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to GCPA member and attorney at the Jackson office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Jeremy Smith, for this information.
On February 9 and 10, the Jackson, MS office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP will host Dr. Rob Adams, a nationally recognized author and speaker on entrepreneurship. The seminar is part of the firm’s Entrepreneur Accelerator Program and it will be geared toward entrepreneurs or those interested in becoming entrepreneurs. Dr. Adams has personally developed the two-day program that covers three major areas: starting a venture-backed company, market validation, and how to validate whether a market opportunity can be profitably serviced.
He’ll also discuss unit economics, customer acquisition costs, developing a profitable product or service model and the most common failures when entering a validated market.
Dr. Rob Adams is on the faculty of the MBA program at the University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches entrepreneurship and is also the Director of Texas Venture Labs. He’s a former software executive, entrepreneur and institutional fund manager. He has served on many corporate boards, and has founded or financed more than 40 companies which have launched more than 100 products and raised more than a billion dollars of capital. His full bio is posted at http://drrobadams.com/.
Tuition for the seminar, which includes all course materials, light refreshments, lunch both days and a networking reception at the end of the Thursday session, is only $195 per participant.
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