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Accelerate St. Landry

Start or Grow Your Business in 6 Weeks

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Like many small towns across South Louisiana, challenges are nothing new for St. Landry Parish, but the people in the parish have always had a spirit of creativity, ingenuity, and perseverance.  This spirit is a driver for Accelerate St. Landry, a start-up and small business program that focused on people, their dreams, ideas, and business interests. 

The first Accelerate St. Landry program was held in late 2021. The program was led by the LEED Center in partnership with the St. Landry Chamber of Commerce and St. Landry Economic Development. More than 20 entrepreneurs completed the first program. Preparations are underway for an potential second cohort, with a tentative launch date of Fall 2024

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

Sign up to receive updates on an upcoming Accelerate St. Landry program

Program Topics:
Program Basics: The Entrepreneurial Dream

How to Get More Out of a Business Plan

What You Need to Know About the Numbers

Getting Resources When You Do Not Have Any

Customers Drive the Business

Operations and Other Fundamentals that Matter


Registration Fee: $25.00 ($450 Value)
Questions about Accelerate St. Landry or the LEED Center?  Contact the LEED Center,, or 337-456-1836