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Accelerate St. Landry

Start or Grow Your Business in 6 Weeks

Accelerate St. Landry Flyer

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 program is organized and led by St. Landry Chamber of Commerce and the LEED Center.

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

Applications are closed for Accelerate St. Landry

Held at St. Landry Economic Development - 5367 I-49 South Service Rd. Opelousas, LA 70570
Tuesdays, Nov. 9th - Dec. 14th, from 5:30PM - 8:30PM

Session Schedule:
Session 1 | Program Basics: The Entrepreneurial Dream

Session 2 | How to Get More Out of a Business Plan

Session 3 | What You Need to Know About the Numbers

Session 4 | Getting Resources When You Do Not Have Any

Session 5 | Customers Drive the Business

Session 6 | Operations and Other Fundamentals that Matter


Registration Fee: $450
*Registration waivers up to $425 are available to all applicants
*Remaining fees are paid to St. Landry Parish Chamber Foundation

Questions about Accelerate St. Landry or the LEED Center?  Contact Jonathan Shirley,