Business Life Cycle


Business Life Cycle is a LEDA education series designed to guide business owners and entrepreneurs through different phases of the business cycle. In this program, business owners will learn from industry professionals and subject matter experts about concepts, best practices, tools, and resources pertaining to important topics for starting or growing a successful business. If you are looking to bring your business to the next stage and need guidance; or you are an entrepreneur looking to transform an idea to reality—this series is right for you.

Business Life Cycle is suitable for businesses of any size, at any stage, and in any industry. Tailor your experience by selecting the sessions which fit your business goals and characteristics—where are you in your business life cycle—or attend all of them! The agenda features 10 sessions, each touching on a different phase of the business life cycle. Whether you need help with foundational concepts or are looking to gain insight on more complex business strategies, this free program has something for everyone! 

Thursdays | 8:30 a.m. –10:00 a.m.

Opportunity Machine | 314 Jefferson St., Lafayette, LA

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Session 1 | August 11 | Business Plans and Business Modeling 

Session 2 | August 25 | Funding and Capital 

Session 3 | September 8 | Strategic Planning and Forecasting 

Session 4 | September 22 | Branding, Marketing and Business Development

Session 5 | October 6 | E-commerce and Digital Sales

Session 6 | October 20 | Growth and Expansion 

Session 7 | November 3 | Workforce Development

Session 8 | November 17 | Property Management

Session 9 | December 1 | Certifications and Procurement

Session 10 | December 15 | Small Business Programs