Jared Loftus to Speak at Breakfast to Business During Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week

11/04/2011 09:40 AM

BATON ROUGE – Jared Loftus, a local entrepreneur and owner of several small businesses, including TigerDistrict.com, Ninja Snowballs, Taco de Paco and EHQ, will be the next speaker in LSU Executive Education’s Breakfast to Business Series, which will be held in conjunction with Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week. The series event will take place Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Café Américain from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Café Américain is located at 7521 Jefferson Highway in Baton Rouge.


Loftus will discuss his experience launching multiple businesses and give advice to aspiring and current entrepreneurs. His presentation, “What I Didn’t Learn in Business School about Entrepreneurship,” will focus on the aspects of business ownership he learned through trial and error. Key topics covered will include:

  • Check your motives – it’s not just about making money.
  • Don’t wait for perfect – your idea can always be better; just launch!
  • Make it work – you may not have enough time, money, or people, but your customers don’t care!


“We thought it only appropriate during Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week to host one of the most promising, young entrepreneurs in the community,” LSU Executive Education Director Robin Kistler said. “Jared has several startups gaining local and regional recognition. His insight into what makes a successful entrepreneurial venture will be beneficial to entrepreneurs at all stages of their careers.”


Registration for the event is $25 per participant, which includes a full breakfast, coffee, juice and the opportunity to meet with LSU experts and business professionals from the Baton Rouge area. LSU students, staff and faculty may register at a reduced rate of $20. Members of SCORE, Louisiana Tech Park, the LSU Louisiana Business & Technology Center and the Center for Emerging Technology also receive a reduced event fee of $20. Registration can be completed online at http://www.executive.lsu.edu or at http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1027562.   


Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship week is being held Nov. 11–18, and will feature several events and speakers focusing on different aspects of entrepreneurship. More information can be found at www.brewingupideas.com.


Breakfast to Business is a bi-monthly program held on the third Tuesday of every other month and presented by LSU Executive Education, which is housed in the LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute. The aim of the program is to provide timely, practical information and solutions regarding current business topics that affect the Baton Rouge community from a local, regional and national perspective. For more information, contact Robin Kistler at rkistler@lsu.edu or 225-578-1190.


The Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, an integral part of LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business, utilizes the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Fellows, LSU Executive Education and Social Entrepreneurship to address the challenges of entrepreneurship and to positively impact students, the regional economy, the state of Louisiana and the nation. A generous donation by LSU alumni Emmet and Toni Stephenson made the continued development of the college’s entrepreneurship institute possible. For more information, visit www.bus.lsu.edu/sei or call 225-578-0313.


Executive Education at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business has prepared individuals and organizations to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing workplace for nearly 50 years. Highly relevant courses are designed to provide an immediate impact and serve as a resource in determining the best course of action for a business owner to take. For more information, visit www.bus.lsu.edu/executive or call 225-578-1190.

Wendy  Marx 
E. J. Ourso College of Business

Posted on Friday, November 4, 2011