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Accelerate Acadiana's Workforce

Start or Grow Your Business in a week

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We are in the time of entrepreneurs.  Some run fulltime businesses, some have side hustles, and some have just the idea that they want to chase.  This program is for these people, because you don't have to walk this path alone.  

Accelerate Acadiana's Workforce is a start-up and small business program that focuses on people... their dreams, ideas, and business interests. The program is made possible through a partnership between the LEED Center, Acadiana Workforce Solutions (AWS), and Eckerd Connects.

Who Should Apply?

Existing businesses
People who want to turn a side job into a full-time business
People who have ideas for a business    

Program Benefits:

Hands-on & individual attention to help you start and/or grow your business
Opportunity to build a network with other business leaders
Successful business leaders as guest speakers & guides
Guidance & consulting after the 6 week program
Completion ceremony and certificate of completion


Click here for applications for Accelerate Acadiana's Workforce 

Session Schedule:
Session 1 | Program Basics: The Entrepreneurial Dream
Session 2 | How to Get More Out of a Business Plan
Session 3 | Getting Resources When You Do Not Have Any
Session 4 | What You Need to Know About the Numbers
Session 5 | Customers Drive the Business
Session 6 | Operations and Other Fundamentals that Matter


Questions about Accelerate Acadiana's Workforce or the LEED Center?  Contact the LEED Center,, or 337-456-1836.