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Best Practices in Corporate Contracting: Capacity-building and Entrepreneurial Leadership Training for Small Businesses

August 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - August 26, 2022 @ 11:30 am CDT

Join the Urban League of Louisiana’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation for its 3-part, signature series, the “Best Practices in Corporate Contracting” sponsored by Chevron. This series will provide entrepreneurs who are seeking corporate clients with best practices for building the financial and operational capacity required to do business with medium- to large-sized corporations.

Session 1: Capacity Building for Corporate Contracts – Part 1
Friday, August 12 | 10:00am-11:30am
Facilitator: Lakeisha Robichaux, Lakeisha Robichaux, LLC

As small businesses set their site on growth, it is imperative that capacity building strategies be deployed to ensure that your firm can effectively and efficiently manage larger contracts. Access to these larger contracting opportunities is important, but the benefit is null and void if you do not have the capacity to meet the expectations of larger, more complex opportunities.

During this session, learn specific strategies for building financial and operational capacity, including:
-Attracting and retaining high-quality workers
-Controlling operating costs and scalability
-Improving internal controls such as financial systems, inventory and human resource management platforms

Register For Session One

Session 2: Capacity Building for Corporate Contracts – Part 2
Friday, August 19 | 10:00am-11:30am
Facilitator: Nenette Gray, Lemonade Creative Marketing

During Part 2 of “Capacity Building for Corporate Contracts”, participants will gain insights into additional strategies for building financial and operational capacity to meet the needs of larger, more complex projects for corporations.

Topics include:
-Cost estimating and proposal preparation
-Improving project management Skills
-Managing project risks
-Complying with industry regulations

Register For Session Two

Session 3: Leveraging Small Business Certifications
Thursday, August 26 | 10:00am-11:30am
Facilitator: De Asa Nichols, Global Impact Group Solutions

This series will conclude with a look at the various small business certifications that are available to women and minority-owned firms with insights into which certifications best fit the goals of the firm. The Minority Business Enterprise, Women-owned Business Enterprise, and Veteran-owned Business certifications will be discussed.

Register For Session Three

Meet the Facilitators:
Lakeisha Robichaux
President & CEO
Lakeisha Robichaux, LLC and Chief of Minds

Nenette Lusk Gray
President & CEO
Lemonade Creative Marketing

De Asa Nichols
President & CEO
Global Impact Group Solutions


August 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am CDT
August 26, 2022 @ 11:30 am CDT
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