How do you know when to hire an employee? What if it's your first employee ever? Knowing when and how to hire should be strategic, but it can be a daunting task to undertake. Vanessa Graham of VGraham, LLC is coming to tell you all about how to approach the hiring process whether it's your first employee or your seventy-fifth. She's coming equipped with 20+ years of experience and even a few case studies, so you won't want to miss out!
Company culture has become one of the most important elements of the modern workplace. New hires and tenured employees alike are steadily beginning to value a company's internal culture over other perks, meaning it's more imperative than ever for you to cultivate your company's internal culture to be welcoming, inclusive, and supportive. But how?
Networking: whether you hate or love it, it is critical to your personal brand and your business’s success. But what is networking, and how do you get started? Eric Dexter, a career consultant with years of experience in marketing and business development, will leave you with real, practical do’s and don’ts for networking both online and at face-to-face events.
Tech Park Academy [Special Edition]: Opportunity Zones: Raising Capital and Investing Responsibly while Saving Taxes
Join us, Stone Pigman Law Firm and the Louisiana Business and Technology Center for this special edition of Tech Park Academy.
Thought leadership isn't about how big your organization is -- it's about how big your ideas are. I'll walk you through a simple framework for honing your big ideas and getting them out into the world in service of your bigger business goals.
In the current state of recruiting, where unemployment is at an all-time low, it’s truly a market where employees have many options. Having a robust strategy is more important than ever. We will discuss proactive strategies for both recruiting and retaining top talent. It’s truly a marathon, and not a sprint!
Outsourcing has become a widely used resource in the world of business when it comes to the staffing, managing, payroll, counseling, and so much more, which explains why so many businesses are turning to the expertise of others.
The next BRAUG meeting is scheduled for 12/05/2018. This time, we will be diving into a complete closed loop implementation of predictive analytics in our main topic. This will be preceded with a business sprint topic about team effectiveness. Don’t miss it!
About BRAUG: This group is for both technical and business users - any and all who are interested in business analysis, data visualization, predictive modeling, traditional business intelligence, and everything in between. Please share this information with others who might be interested.
You may bring in your BI problems and we'll add it to the queue and discuss as time allows after the presentations are over.
More information can be found on the event page.
Cox Business, in partnership with PitchBR and Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week, cordially invite you to be part of #GetStartedLouisiana – our annual live forum and pitch competition bringing together some of the best and brightest minds in our state. The event will feature our state’s hottest and most innovative business ideas, and you can be a part of it all! Pitch your business or attend the event as a guest – below you will find information on ways to get involved.
We are excited to announce the next BRAUG meeting on 11/1/2018! The topics were selected based on the feedback from poll. Please join the group and make it a huge success - again!
This group is for both technical and business users - any and all who are interested in business analysis, data visualization, predictive modeling, traditional business intelligence, and everything in between. Please share this information with others who might be interested.
Small Business, Big Threat is a structured presentation and conversation on how to prepare for and protect against cyber security issues. Lunch will also be served.
This might be the cheapest engagement yet! Employee engagement of course. With any company, no matter the size, workplace environment can be a huge positive or a negative. Employee engagement can become the main way leaders retain top talent if working in an environment that does not seem promising.
Demand for digital operations is rising, as businesses rush to take advantage of access to Big Data and advanced analytics to improve strategic decision-making, optimize day-to-day operations, and offer better products and services.
Catapult Creative Media CEO David Maples will do a deep-dive on building the best possible, most effective sales team for your business. Anyone interested in staffing a sales team or wants to tune-up an existing one is encouraged to attend.
You think you could use an intern and you think you might have something to offer an intern, but isn’t it a lot of work to put together an intern program? BRAC’s InternBR programming can help you nail the basics and create an environment where interns thrive.
This session will be facilitated by BRAC’s Director of Talent Development Melissa Thompson and Gallagher’s VP/Director of Sales and Marketing Amanda Hamilton.
About Melissa Thompson, Ph. D.
Melissa leads all aspects of BRAC’s talent development program where she designs and executes recruitment and retention strategies to meet workforce demands. She partners with Baton Rouge area employers to provide services that complement their human resources practices, including regional tours for candidates and acclimation content on brac.org/lifeinbr. Additionally, she provides leadership development programming for young professionals and collaborates with area universities and employers to connect students to internships.
About Amanda Hamilton
Amanda Hamilton is the Area Vice President/Director of Sales-Gulf States for Gallagher. As Director of Sales, Amanda is responsible for branding and expanding the Gallagher footprint in Louisiana, Alabama & Mississippi markets. Her primary goal is to support GBS consultants with marketing, business development and achieving client excellence. Additionally Amanda has been responsible for the Gallagher Summer Intern Program for the past 3 years in Louisiana; which has been one of the most rewarding experiences in Director of Sales role.
11:30: Registration & Lunch Starts
Noon: Program Begins
1:00: Program Ends
About Tech Park Academy:
Tech Park Academy is a monthly seminar hosted by the Louisiana Technology Park. We strive to bring you talented, knowledgeable professionals who have invaluable information to share. These events are accompanied by a catered lunch, which is included in the ticket price of $10.
We hope to see you at this exclusive event!
PitchBR is the event where innovation meets excitement.
Join us when three entrepreneurs will pitch their innovative product or service in front of a live audience: a once-in-a-lifetime chance for career-defining success.
This PitchBR will be truly one of a kind. Held in partnership with the SBIR Consortium, all companies pitching will be vying for an SBIR in addition to all the usual benefits afforded to pitchers at PitchBR. You won't want to miss this event!
The SBIR edition PitchBR event will be held at Ringside bar inside Sullivan's Steakhouse. 5252 Corporate Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70808
TIME AND DATE
April 19th, 2018 || Doors open at 5:00 PM for networking, the show starts at 6:00 and at 7:00 pitches wrap up and networking resumes.
While there's only one $1,000 prize, all pitchers will benefit. Pitchers will receive:
- Feedback from audience members
- Coaching from prominent business consultants, successful entrepreneurs
- A practice opportunity for selling their concept
- Exposure and publicity for their idea and business
- Connections to non-funding resources, such as professional services donors and providers
THE BIG IDEA
PitchBR is about more than entertainment. It's about social change.
By attending PitchBR, you'll join a group of business leaders, creatives, entrepreneurs, and all-of-the-aboves, who are making entrepreneurship more accessible to everyone, regardless of status or circumstance.
The big idea is that when more people innovate, everyone prospers.
While you’re busy redefining the future of technology, engaging with your market, and planning your business strategy, it’s important to protect your ideas. In a world where unlimited resources are at your fingertips, patenting a product or idea can seem daunting. Fortunately, PatentDive is here to help you build a solid understanding of what patents are, how to get them, and why you need them as a growing entrepreneur.
PitchBR is the event where innovation meets excitement!
Join us when three entrepreneurs will pitch their innovative product or service in front of a live audience.
Our sponsor and host for PitchBR is Kean Miller LLP. The event will be held at their downtown Baton Rouge location, on Convention Street.
TIME AND DATE
June 22nd, 2017 || Doors open at 4:30 PM, pitches starts at 5:30 || Kean Miller, 400 Convention St. #700
Pitches begin: 5:30
Pitches conclude and networking resumes 6:30
Attorney Franz N. Borghardt from the Borghardt Law Firm will lead a discussion about decision making in the criminal justice system and the implications of utilizing artificial intelligence.
Join us as we explore methods of creating technological products and services that can help others and discuss what's to come at the intersection of creativity and technology. Get your ticket early to reserve an exclusive seat at lunch with one of our speakers. Help us send the first Assembly series out in style!
As cryptocurrency continues to make its way into the mainstream, there is still a great deal of confusion around the technology of the digital currency and how it will impact businesses.
When innovation meets entrepreneurship, great things happen. The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southern University and the Southern University Innovation Center are bringing to the capital region a series of trainings through an event called, "Innovate Now! When Innovation Meets Entrepreneurship" that will begin on January 16, 2018 at the Southern University Innovation Center located at 616 Harding Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA.
Drones are hot gift items, but they also have practical uses such as land surveying, law enforcement, and film production. Whether soaring in a neighborhood or flying over a construction site, use of these devices bring up questions about privacy, governmental compliance, and criminal laws. Attorneys Jennifer Lee and Franz Borghardt will discuss drones/UAVs and legal implications associated with their recreational and commercial uses.
Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week (BREW) celebrates entrepreneurship, ingenuity, and creativity in the Capital Region. This meeting of the minds plays host to educational and networking events from November 14-16 and is held in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week.