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St. Tammany EDF
21489 Koop Drive, Suite 7
Mandeville, LA 70471
phone (985) 809-7874
toll free (888) 868-3830
fax (985) 809-7596

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February Newsletter

Posted 02/12/2015

Buy tickets for STEDF Annual Luncheon now! -- March 2; Slidell
STEDF will highlight its achievements and successes for 2014 at its annual luncheon on March 2. Several companies and individuals will receive awards from the organization in recognition of their activities within the parish. Purchase tickets, reserve tables, and view sponsorship opportunities at the link above.


Covington: Your Place for Business -- February 26; Covington
Our CEO Brenda Bertus will speak about economic development at the fifth annual Covington Business Resource Workshop. The Covington City Council Economic Development Committee and the City of Covington host the event. Registration is recommended as seating is limited.


Doing Business in Panama -- February 27; Mandeville
With the recent announcement that Panama’s Copa Airlines will begin non‐stop flights between Panama City and New Orleans this June, there has never been a better time to reinforce the importance of trade and business relations between the U.S. and Panama. Please join STEDF in hosting U.S. Commercial and Economic Diplomats from the U.S. Embassy in Panama City, John Coronado and Kate Skarsten to learn about opportunities for your business in the Panamanian market.


Southeastern Louisiana University Economic Reporter
The Economic Reporter is a quarterly publication that summarizes the economic indicators or the Northshore Region. The publication also contains studies and articles of interest for the Northshore Business community.


Starting and Financing Your Business Idea -- February 19; Slidell
STEDF has co-sponsored this workshop for all individuals who are interested in determining the feasibility of their business ideas, planning to start or who have recently started a small business, seeking a small business loan, or wanting to learn more about business planning. Topics of discussion will include writing a business plan, sources of funds for start-up and expansion, small business resources, and required licenses.


Northshore Technical Community College ICD-10 Training -- Feb. 24 - July 7
The Workforce Division of Northshore Technical Community College will be hosting an ICD-10 CM and ICD-10 PCS coding course to provide participants with an understanding about the history, organization, and implementation of the new code set required as of October 2015.


Louisiana Tax Credits & Incentives for Entrepreneurs -- February 25; New Orleans
From angel investor to R&D tax credits, Louisiana offers multiple incentives to support emerging businesses and technology development. On Wednesday, February 25, visit the New Orleans BioInnovation Center for a seminar on these tax credits and incentives, which can significantly lower costs for growth startups. Get an update on the status of these programs and learn how your company can best take advantage of and benefit from them.


Export 2 Europe: Doing Business with the United Kingdom -- March 5; Webinar
The U.S. Department of Commerce invites American exporters to join us for an informative webinar on Thursday, March 5 at 11 a.m. (Eastern) to hear from experts who will discuss why the United Kingdom is an attractive trade and investment partner, UK market opportunities, key prospect industries, top tips for doing business, hot trade policy issues, and how you can tap into the network of UK trade resources located throughout the United States.


2015 Gulf Coast Trade Alliance World Trade Conference -- April 20-22; Alabama
Now in its 15th year, the conference is a product of a four-state alliance between government, non-profit, and private business organizations from Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi. This year’s conference will focus on international business opportunities in South Africa and the sub-Saharan region of Africa for Gulf Coast companies. Save $50 by registering before March 1.


Get ready for National Consumer Protection Week!
Every year, National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) encourages people and businesses to learn more about avoiding scams and understanding consumer rights. This year, NCPW takes place March 1-7, 2015. NCPW highlights free resources from government agencies and consumer organizations to help people make smarter buying decisions and spot rip-offs.


SCORE Marketing Plan Guide
A well-designed marketing plan can help you raise awareness of your business, attract more customers and boost sales. Use this guide to develop a 12-month marketing plan and integrate it into your company’s business plan.

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