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

Thursday, August 4, 2016
by: Tonya Lowentritt

     HAMMOND – The Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at Southeastern Louisiana University will conduct a free seminar in Covington designed to help individuals interested in starting a business.
     Co-sponsored with the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce, the St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation, and Northshore SCORE, the seminar, titled “Starting and Financing Your Business Idea,” will take place in Covington on Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 8 to 11 a.m. at the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce, located at 610 Hollycrest Blvd.
     “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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