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

Thursday, March 5, 2015
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University, the Livingston Parish Library and Dixie Business Center 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 Livingston on Tuesday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Livingston Parish Library main branch, located at 20390 Iowa 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.

Representatives from Capitol One Bank will also discuss the five C's of credit and speak about financing programs for small businesses, including SBA guaranteed loan programs, Summers said.

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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