Entrepreneurial Training Program

Entrepreneurial Training Program

A 6-week/12 Class training program for new and prospective business owners

SUSLA's Entrepreneurship Training Program is to develop and prepare entrepreneurs by enhancing their general understanding of business. This program will adequately prepare new entrepreneurs to start their businesses by emphasizing analysis, synthesis and evaluation of data from functional areas of business. We will seek to provide our participants with a high degree of entrepreneurial training, including goal setting, business practices, establishment, planning and marketing. Our training will provide a blueprint for business start-up and success.

SUSLA's Entrepreneurship Training program lasts a total of six weeks, with 12 sessions. There is a total of 6 classroom hours that are reflective of two sessions per week. Training hours will also include advising and mentorship with business owners. Total training hours, including instruction time and advising/mentoring, will be 36 hours. Business development for the target population focuses on the participant understands of business, motivational factor, and business aspirations.

During the program, participants will work on a business plan that will serve as a road map for the business and address the strengths and weaknesses of the business or business concept. Participants will be given business plan assignments and be required to prepare a written executive summary highlighting the key points of the business plan to receive a Certificate of Graduation. Attendance will be stressed.

To qualify for Certificate of Completion, attendance is mandatory. Certificates of Participation will be given otherwise.

Southern University at Shreveport Small, Women, and Minority-Owned Business Incubator will not discriminate against anyone based on color, sex, race, religion, creed or ethnic background. Special arrangements for disabled individuals will be made with reasonable prior notification.

Project Staff

Darrin Dixon
Coordinator of Small Business Training
(318) 670-9700
ddixon@susla.edu

Saundra Williams
Administrative Assistant and SEBD Specialist
(318) 741-2761
sdwilliams@susla.edu

Janice B. Sneed
Vice Chancellor for Community & Workforce Development

Dr. Ray L. Belton
Chancellor Southern University at Shreveport

The Honorable Tony Clayton
Chairman of the Board

Dr. Kassie Freeman
Interim President Southern University Systems