Business Planning

Take Your Food Truck to the Next level: Free Workshop

The Launch Network is calling all Northwest Louisiana food entrepreneurs! Have you ever dreamt of serving serving up your culinary creations from the window of your own food truck? Maybe you're already a food tuck pro, but want to take your food truck business to the next level? The Launch Network is...

Biz Magazine Spotlight – Navigating the Hurdles: Strategies for New Businesses

written by EAP Financial Analyst, William Anderson and Biz Magazine. Starting a new business is an exhilarating endeavor, but it’s not without its challenges. From financial constraints to fierce competition and uncertainty in the market, new ventures face a myriad of hurdles that can impede their success. However, with careful planning,...

Biz Magazine Spotlight: Getting To Know Which Stage of Funding Your Business Is Ready For

Ever dream of launching a startup but worried about funding? Our Senior Financial Analyst, Julie Gilley Milam sees countless entrepreneurs with "great ideas" and "good business acumen," but one crucial skill gap: understanding how to raise capital. This article explores the program's role in bridging that gap and empowering startups. Startup...

LED: Now Accepting Applications for 2024-2025 CEO Roundtables Series

Louisiana Economic Development (LED) is now accepting applications for its 2024-2025 CEO Roundtables series, the popular, yearlong program that provides a platform for leaders of second-stage companies to share insights and knowledge. CEO Roundtables bring together groups of 15 to 18 key decision makers from Louisiana-based small businesses 10 times over...

Biz Magazine Spotlight: What’s your business model & how do you make money with it?

You thought of a great business idea. For most entrepreneurs, the idea is just the beginning of the journey to starting a business. You also need to determine your business model and how you will make money with this business model, and you must confirm that your idea works by...

Biz Magazine Spotlight: Surviving Inflation: Increasing Prices Without Losing Customers

In the current business climate, inflation is top of mind for business owners.  With respect to price increases, many entrepreneurs feel they have no room for a change in pricing when it comes to their products.  Entrepreneurs and business owners should be thoughtful about how they approach price increases, understanding...

Biz Magazine Spotlight: How to Fund your Business

The number one question asked by entrepreneurs with a business idea is “how do I fund my business?” Many entrepreneurs believe that grants are the best option for funding a startup business, but the reality is that grants that are made available to for-profit organizations are few and far between. More...

Biz Magazine Spotlight: EAP Launches Spring Into Summer Series

When the time comes to turn a great idea into a business, many entrepreneurs realize that they do not know the first steps towards actually starting and running a business.  It is not uncommon for entrepreneurs to lack formal instruction in business, finance, or the legal framework required for businesses. ...