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

Monday, March 16, 2015
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

HAMMOND – The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University, the Bogalusa Chamber of Commerce and SCORE will host a free seminar designed to help individuals interested in starting a business.

The seminar, titled "Starting and Financing Your Business Idea," will take place in Bogalusa on Tuesday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Northshore Technical Community College (NTCC) Sullivan Campus, located at 1710 Sullivan Drive.

"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.

Consultants from Southeastern's Small Business Development Center will be available for one-on-one appointments on the afternoon of March 31 at the NTCC Sullivan Campus. Contact the Bogalusa Chamber of Commerce at or 985-735-5731 to schedule a meeting time.

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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