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Hammond, LA 70403

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2023 Start Up! Louisiana (9-Session Series)


Date and Time

Mon, Jan 9, 2023, 6:00 PM – Wed, Feb 8, 2023, 8:30 PM CST



Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum & Veterans Archives 1600 Phoenix Square Hammond, LA 70403


Get the Help You Need to Start Your Business the Right Way!


Have you recently started your own business and realized that you need help? Are you unsure if you have explored all of the tools and resources needed to ensure your success? Would you like more in-depth assistance with your business planning? If so, Start Up! Louisiana is for you!


Start Up! Louisiana is a 9-session, entrepreneurial training program that teaches new entrepreneurs how to launch their business ventures the right way. This series provides best practices for how to build a solid business foundation that ensures success.


Topics covered focus on developing your entrepreneurial mindset, starting lean, understanding business financials, and how to effectively market to your target customer. Participants also receive individual business counseling and access to other support services and resources needed to successfully launch and grow!


Ready to get started? Classes will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays, January 9 - February 8, 6:00pm-8:30pm. There is no cost to attend this series. All classes will be held at the Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum, 1600 Phoenix Square, Hammond, LA 70403.


This series is sponsored by the Lower 9th Ward Economic Development District and Louisiana Economic Development’s Small and Emerging Business Development Program. To participate, attendees must be or become certified through the LED Small and Emerging Business Development Program. Visit www.opportunitylouisiana.gov/sebd to get certified today!


Start Up! Louisiana Winter 2023 Class Schedule (6:00pm -8:30pm)


Monday, January 9 | Session 1: Becoming an Entrepreneur

Wednesday, January 11 | Session 2: The Lean Start-up Model

Wednesday, January 18 | Session 3: Understanding Business Financials

Monday, January 23 | Session 4: The Customer Decision Journey

Wednesday, January 25| Session 5: Marketing Your Business

Monday, January 30 | Session 6: Exceptional Customer Service

Wednesday, February 1 | Session 7: Forecasting 101

Monday, February 6 | Session 8: Preparing to Access Capital

Wednesday, February 8 | Session 9: Start Up! Louisiana Plan of Action

Mr. Delmas A Dunn, Sr., president of TAAHM VA, receives the honor of appreciation from the Tangipahoa Regional Black Business Chamber of Commerce.

Thank you to the Southeastern Louisiana University African American Alumni Chapter for inviting the TAAHM & VA staff to be a part of your annual homecoming event. Looking forward to next year! Photograph (L-R) Ms. Sylvia Hurst, Mr. Delmas A. Dunn, Sr.

The Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum & Veterans Archives blessed over twenty families with Thanksgiving dinner boxes this year. We would like to thank Martha Adams Alumni, Hurst Financial Services, LLC, and Tangipahoa Regional Black Business Chamber of Commerce for their partnerships on this annual event. Captured in this photo is Sylvia Hurst (Hurst Financial Services, LLC), Paulette Walker (TRBBCC), Delmas Dunn, Sr. (TAAHM & VA), Samuel Paul (TAAHM &VA), and Kip Andrews (Hammond City Councilman; Martha Adams Alumni).


Thank you to Gnarly Barly for their donation to TAAHM & VA "Black is Beautiful"!

**Dear Valued Patron, TAAHM & VA is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our staff as well as our faithful customers like yourself. As such, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19/ Coronavirus outbreak according to the guidelines and recommendations of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and other knowledgeable health officials. For extra precaution, the facility is being cleaned and sanitized daily. Hand sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the museum and restrooms. Stay Aware and Connected... Click the pic or link to visit www.CDC.gov for up-to-date information. ~As always, thank you for your many forms of support.

"Welcome to the Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum & Veterans Archives. Since we opened our doors in February of 2007, thousands of people have visited our museum to learn more about our African American Heritage. We have a comprehensive collection of African-American murals, artifacts, photographs and artwork that tell our story. We invite you to visit us and experience our rich and proud African American heritage."

                              -Delmas Dunn, President, TAAHM & VA

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