Tuesday, July 18

SARDI partners with SCORE to host monthly ‘Lunch & Learn’ Business Series

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Baton Rouge, La.The Sustainable Agriculture Rural Development Institute (SARDI) has partnered with the Acadiana SCORE chapter to host free monthly small-business ‘Lunch and Learn’ workshops to encourage economic development in the Acadiana region.

The first workshop, which will focus on Marketing 101, will be held on Thursday, July 20 at SARDI, 1209 Diesi St. in Opelousas, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The two-hour workshop will teach participants how to:      
  • ·         Choose the best advertising method for their business
  • ·         Clearly communicate digitally to your ideal customer
  • ·         Select and create marketing collateral
  • ·         Establish an advertising budget
  • ·         Fundamentals to devise a Marketing Plan

Tonia Askins, Louisiana District Director of SCORE Louisiana, will conduct the workshop and mentor small business owners.

To register for the ‘Lunch & Learn’ Series visit http://conta.cc/2vfRYag, contact SARDI at 337-943-2410 or email sardi@suagcenter.com.

Future workshops will covers topics ranging from customer service to finance.   
The Acadiana SCORE chapter is a non-profit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow and succeed by providing guidance and counseling in the eight parish area of Lafayette, St. Martin, St. Mary, Vermilion, St. Landry, Acadia, Evangeline and Iberia Parishes.

SARDI is a satellite campus of the Southern University Ag Center housed in Opelousas, La. The Institute focuses on improving the socioeconomic well-being of citizens in rural communities within a ten-parish region of St. Landry, Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Evangeline, Lafayette, Pointe Coupee, St. Martin, and Vermillion Parishes.

The SU Ag Center and the SU College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences together are called the Southern University Agricultural Land-Grant Campus.


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