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LSUA, CAP Offer Classes for Entrepreneurs

Released: 09/08/2010

The Office of Continuing Education at LSU Alexandria and Cenla Advantage Partnership (CAP) are offering a series of six courses this fall to assist entrepreneurs, potential entrepreneurs and small business owners. The evening classes will be held at the LSUA Business Education Center in the Central Louisiana Business Incubator.

CAP chief executive officer Jim Clinton said the courses “will be oriented toward real-life, hands-on applications for those who want to enhance their entrepreneurial efforts with an additional level of ambition and commitment. We’ve got a genuine opportunity in Central Louisiana to be a leader in entrepreneurial development, and these classes are part of that effort.” The partnership with LSUA is part of CAP’s Entrepreneurial Knowledge Initiative, which is supported by the Rapides Foundation.

The first class, “How to Keep Score in Business,” will be taught by Mark Cazes on Sept. 14 and 16. The second course, “Getting Organized in Business,” will be taught by Clinton Sept. 28-30.

Two classes are scheduled in October. Wayne Mullins is the instructor for “Marketing” on Oct. 12 and 14, and Wayne Denley will teach “Management Leadership” on Oct. 26 and 28.

“Operations Management” will be taught by Keith Rabalais on Nov. 9, 11 and 16, and Denley will teach “Strategic Planning” on Nov. 30 and Dec. 2.

The cost is $249 for all six classes or $49 per individual course. Register by calling the LSUA Office of Continuing Education at 473-6495 or online at Detailed descriptions of each class also are available.

Bob Savage, director of LSUA’s continuing education program, said the Entrepreneurship Institute partnership with CAP is “a natural combination of two organizations that are keenly interested in helping entrepreneurs and small business owners develop their full potential. The classes will be taught by highly qualified instructors and they are very affordable.”

A second series of advanced level classes is being planned for the spring.