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


Thursday, July 19, 2018 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 


     HAMMOND – The Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at Southeastern Louisiana University will hold a free seminar in Bogalusa Aug. 1 designed to help individuals interested in starting a business.
     The seminar titled “Starting and Financing Your Business Idea” will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Northshore Technical Community College Sullivan Campus, located at 1710 Sullivan Dr., and is co-sponsored by the Bogalusa Chamber of Commerce and NTCC.
     “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.
     Immediately following the class, Summers said, LSBDC will offer a limited number of one-on-one, free, confidential meetings with a business consultant.
     “You must reserve a spot for a one-on-one meeting, as limited appointments are available” she said. “Appointments can be made by calling 985-549-3831 or emailing
     To register for the seminar or for more information, call (985) 549-3831 or email Online registration is also available at

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