Thursday, July 30

SU Ag Center and College of Business holds Culminating Ceremony for Small Business Track Training in Tallulah

Posing for a photo after the culminating ceremony of the small business track training from left are, Dr. Ghirmay Ghebreyesus from the SU College of Business, Tallulah City Alderman Rev. Tommy Watson, Mayor Pro-Tim of the City of Tallulah Nikki Thomas, Dr. Patricia Candler, Dawn Kline, Vicki Gatherite, Patricia Thompson, SU Ag Center FCS Agent Sarah Sims; on the second row beginning on the left are Chris Herring, Madison Parish School Board Representative for District 5 Darrell Sims, Terrance Watson, Dr. Sung No with the SU College of Business, Sharon Rambo, SU Ag Center's Center for Rural and Small Business Development Specialist Eual Hall and standing on the third row is Samuel Johnson. Photo by Chris Rogers.

Baton Rouge, LA- The Southern University Agricultural Research & Extension Center and the university’s College of Business held a culminating ceremony to mark the end of their Small Business Track Training series held in Tallulah, LA on July 22.

The ten-week series was aimed at boosting the economy of Madison Parish and surrounding areas.

Thirteen current and potential small business owners received certificates for completing and attending the trainings which covered the topic of Microsoft Excel, Entrepreneurship, QuickBooks, Target Markets, Contract Procurement, Project Management and Supply Chain Management.

Business Development Specialist Eual Hall with the Center for Rural and Small Business Development at the SU Ag Center in collaboration with Drs. Ghirmay Ghebreyesus and Sung Chul No from the Economic Development Administration University Center (EDAUC) in the College of Business at Southern University’s Baton Rouge campus facilitated the trainings along with several guest speakers.

The hope is that the participants will use the information from the trainings to assist them in expanding a current business or enable potential small business owners with the skills to start a small business in Madison Parish are within the surrounding area.

For additional information on the Small Business Track Training or how to start a small business, contact Sarah Sims at, 318-574-2465.


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