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

Monday, July 18, 2016
by: Tonya Lowentritt

     HAMMOND – The Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at Southeastern Louisiana University will co-sponsor with the St. Helena Parish Government and Northshore SCORE 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 Amite on Wednesday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at the St. Helena Parish Multipurpose Center, located at 31676 Hwy. 16 West.
     “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.
     Summers said for those visiting the St. Helena Parish Multipurpose Center for the first time to note that a GPS will not accurately recognize the address.
     “If you are traveling south on Interstate 55, exit at Amite and turn right on Hwy. 16, or if traveling north on 55, turn left after exiting. The center is approximately five miles west of Amite, across from Paul Davis Lumber Company. If you are travelling on Hwy. 16 from the west – Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Pine Grove area – then the center will be 4.7 miles past Montpelier on the left. Paul Davis Lumber Company can again be used as a marker.”
     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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