LSBDC to hold seminar in Walker on starting, financing a business

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
by: Tonya Lowentritt

     HAMMOND – The Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at Southeastern Louisiana University will hold a free seminar in Walker Feb. 21 designed to help individuals interested in starting a business.
     Co-sponsored with Livingston Economic Development Council, Dixie Business Center, and Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce, the seminar, titled “Starting and Financing Your Business Idea,” will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center located at 9261 Florida 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.
     Brandy Boudreaux of Louisiana SBDC at Southeastern is the scheduled guest speaker.
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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