Louisiana Small Business Development Center


Since 1984, the Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) has provided the tools and resources necessary to help businesses grow and compete in an increasingly challenging global economy. We offer FREE business consulting and low to no-cost training seminars designed to help you attract customers, improve operations, increase sales, and successfully access capital. Our interactions may be brief or long-term, but our ultimate objective is to improve Louisiana’s economy through job creation and increased tax revenues. Our center is funded by the US Small Business Administration Louisiana Economic Development and Southeastern Louisiana University.

 Since 2003, Our center has:

  • Consulted 9,991 entrepreneurs (about 400 per year).
  • Helped secure over $584 million in loans and equity capital ($890,00 per week)
  • Created 4,789 jobs (about 7 jobs per week)
  • Provided over 222,465 hours of training to businesses and staff throughout the Northshore in addition to 30,342 attendees.
  • Completed 571 Business Start-ups


Upcoming Events

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Resource Partners:


  1. Louisiana Small Business Development Center Network
  2. U.S. Small Business Administration
  3. Louisiana Economic Development
  4. Southeastern Department of Economic & Business Development
  5. Southeastern College of Business & Technology
  6. Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
  7. Parish Economic Development Organizations
  8. Area Chambers of Commerce
  9. U.S.D.A. Rural Development
  10. Louisiana Department of Labor
  11. Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center
  12. Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana
  13. And more!

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Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.