LSBDC to hold seminar in Slidell on starting, financing a small business

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University, SCORE, St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation and the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce are hosting a seminar designed to help individuals interested in starting a business.

The free seminar, titled "Starting and Financing Your Business Idea," will take place in Slidell on Thursday, Feb. 19, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce, located at 1808 Front Street.

"This workshop is highly recommended for all individuals interested in determining the feasibility of their business ideas and for those planning to start or who have recently started a small business. It would also be helpful for anyone seeking a small business loan or wanting to learn more about business planning," said Sandy Summers, assistant director of the Small Business Development Center.

Topics to be covered include writing a business plan, sources of funds for start-up and expansion, small business resources, and required licenses.

Although there is no cost to attend, seating is only guaranteed for pre-registered attendees. To register or for more information, call (985) 549-3831. Online registration is also available at


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