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Breakfast to Business

Breakfast to Business is a quarterly program presented by LSU Executive Education. 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.

Upcoming Program

Topic: Prepare for the New Wave of Employment Litigation

Breakfast to Business

Date: August 30 from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Location: Room 1225, LSU Business Education Complex

Overview: Wage-and-hour cases are currently the most active types of litigation in the employment law area. This Breakfast to Business will provide you with guidance on addressing Fair Labor Standards Act employment issues surrounding such topics as:

  • New Overtime Provisions
  • Deductions from Employee Wages
  • Exempt vs. Nonexempt Misclassification
  • How to Handle Bonuses, Per Diems etc. in Employee’s Pay Rate
  • How to Handle Comp Time, Travel Time, Rest/Meal Breaks, On-Call Time, Training Time and Pre-Work and Post-Work Activities​

Presented by Thomas Kiggans, Partner at Phelps Dunbar, LLP. For more information on the program, or for Mr. Kiggans’ bio, please view here 

Topic: Breaking Bad: How Your Emotions Impact Your Business and Financial Situation

Date: Thursday, November 3 from 7:30 – 8:30 am

Location: Room 1420, LSU Business Education Complex

Overview: Fear, anxiety, angst and uncertainty are waiting for us at every glance of our TV’s and social media sites these days. It is a given that vision, strategy, mission, team building and execution are all crucial pieces of building a successful business and financial future. But most are overlooking, underestimating or minimizing the role that emotion and behavior play on the path to success. 

In this entertaining presentation, Pete Bush, CFP®, founder and CEO of Horizon Wealth Management, will share specific strategies he’s used over his 25 year career as an entrepreneur and financial advisor to many of the area’s top business leaders to help them build, increase or restore their confidence in planning for a successful financial future.

Registration costs $25 per participant. Register today!​

Past Programs

Networking panel, Making the Most of Business Networking in Baton Rouge​

Ed Leachman, Disaster-Proof Your Business with a Continuity Plan

Michelle Boullion, Building Self-Awareness with the DISC Behaviors Assessment

Entrepreneurship panel, Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week

Lisa Traina, Cyber Security: Minimizing your Risk

Heather Esposito, Are you LinkedIn?

John Georges, Tales From a Serial Entrepreneur

F. King Alexander, Looking Beyond My First 30 Days at LSU

Aaron Dirks, Train to be a World Class Entrepreneur

Karleen Green, The Affordable Healthcare Act 


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