Ascension Small Business Power Week

Ascension Small Business Power Week
May  17-22, 2021
Economic and small business development organizations are once again partnering to host the 5th Ascension Parish Small Business Power Week. Events will take place virtually during the week of May 17 – May 22. The week-long event will showcase programs, services, and organizations that are available to help small businesses grow from idea to expansion; including areas such as COVID 19 resilience, lending, marketing, digital and social media, leadership, motivation, and business plan creation. State and local business incentives will also be discussed by economic and small business development organizations. There will also be a few fun surprises such as cooking, design, and entertainment-type demonstrations.
Saturday, May 22, is Small Business Power Day in Ascension Parish and will focus its efforts on women in business and celebrates the Annual Superwoman’s Small Business Expo (virtual conference). The Expo will feature speakers, demonstrations, services available to women in business, as well as leadership and motivation topics essential to succeeding as a woman-owned small business. That day will also feature the announcement of MBECA’s Small Business Awards with a keynote speaker and a panel from state, parish, and local officials.
The free week-long activity is hosted by the Microbusiness Enterprise Corporation of Ascension (MBECA) and is a collaboration with the Ascension Economic Development Corporation, the Louisiana Department of Economic Development, the Small Business Administration and Leadership Solutions.
MBECA will also offer virtual open house events to discuss its programs as well as offer enrollment for MBECA’s Small and Emerging Business Entrepreneurship Roundtables, business plan development workshops, and other programs that are offered in the region including Ascension Economic Development Corporation, SCORE, SBA, America’s Small Business Development Centers, TruFund, Goodwork Network SELA Women’s Business Center, the Ascension Chamber of Commerce, the Donaldsonville Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Louisiana Department of Economic Development.
Join us for this unique opportunity to help start or grow your small business and enhance the small business ecosystem in Ascension Parish and surrounding region. To get more information, please contact Lee Melancon or Lisa Thibodaux at 225.445.1383 or 225.752.1455. You may also email mbeca@mbeca.org or see the website at mbeca.org

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