Successful business leaders use business management training and technical assistance opportunities to achieve top performance and growth. The LCCF connects minority entrepreneurs to professional development resources that can help them manage their businesses and expand their opportunities.

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Alexandria/Central Region – Alexandria Regional Black Chamber of Commerce

Kisatchie Delta Regional Planning and Development District 

KDRPDD provides Procurement Technical Assistance, Business Development Loans, Entrepreneurial Development assistance.

Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Centers - Central 

LPTAC assists Louisiana businesses in obtaining contracts with federal, state, and local government agencies.

Baton Rouge/Capital Region – Baton Rouge Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce

Louisiana Business & Technology Center 

LBTC is an integral part of the E. J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University, endeavors to enhance economic development in Louisiana through the support of existing small businesses and the development of new businesses.

MicroBusiness Enterprise Corporation of Ascension

MBECA provides assistance in business planning, training, financial planning and other areas.

SCORE - Baton Rouge Area 

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.

Southern University Center for Rural and Small Business Development 

CRSBD provides information and technical assistance to under-represented groups in traditionally agricultural and other natural resource dependent communities by encouraging business development.

Lafayette Area – Greater Southwest Regional Black Chamber of Commerce
ECGC Women's Business Center
Located in Lafayette, ECGC Women’s Business Center provides the training, assistance and support women need to start and grow a successful business.
Louisiana Procurement TechnicalAssistance Centers - Acadiana
PTAC provides professional assistance to those who want to learn more about governmental contracting and those that are currently performing under government contracts.
Louisiana Small Business Development Centers - University of Louisiana at Lafayette
LSBDC provides high quality one-on-one consulting, training and information resources to help your business start, grow and succeed.
Opportunity Machine
For technology businesses in the Early or Growth phase: help gaining access to capital funding, acquiring industry best practices, networking, finding office space, and growing expertise.
SCORE - Acadiana
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.
Lake Charles Area – African-American Chamber of Commerce of Lake Charles

Louisiana Procurement TechnicalAssistance Centers - Southwest 

LPTAC assists Louisiana business firms in obtaining contracts with federal, state, and local government agencies.

SCORE – Southwest

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.

Louisiana Economic Development Alliance 

The SEED Center serves as a one-stop economic development shop housing several regional organizations including the McNeese State University Small Business Development Center.

Monroe/Northeast Region – Monroe Regional Minority Chamber of Commerce

Cohabitat Foundation

CoHab is a non-profit hub that provides entrepreneurs and businesses the traction they need to achieve success.

Louisiana Small Business Development Centers - University of Louisiana at Monroe
LSBDC provides high quality one-on-one consulting, training and information resources to help your business start, grow and succeed.
SCORE – Northeast
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.

Southern University at Shreveport Center for Business and Community Development 

SUSLA business incubator program provides services to entrepreneurs and small businesses in the Shreveport Bossier region.  Services include but are not limited to information on financing and loans, credit, business plan development, completion of articles of incorporation, application for employer identification number (EIN) and the provision of directions on city and parish licensing requirements.

The Enterprise Center at Louisiana Tech
LaTEC is designed to facilitate and promote the growth of new and existing ventures of the innovation enterprise in the I-20 corridor of north Louisiana.
New Orleans/Southeast Region – New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce

America’s Small Business Development Center Louisiana

LSBDC provides no cost business consulting and technical assistance such as one-on-one consulting, training, and information to help business owners.

Dillard University Economic Development Corporation

CDC provides business services, including an information resource center, computer literacy training, grant writing workshops, and tax services.

Good Work Network 

GWN provides training, one-on-one consultation, group networking and collaboration opportunities and technical assistance to individuals and businesses in Greater New Orleans.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) - Louisiana District Office 

SBA is an independent agency of the federal government created to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise, and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. SBA offers local workshops and technical assistance.

JEDCO Business Innovation Center at Churchill 

JEDCO BIC is located in Fairfield and sponsored by Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO), the Enterprise Center offers services designed to help businesses grow and thrive.

Louisiana Entrepreneur Assistance Portal

LEAP is an easy-to-use online portal and database designed to connect Louisiana entrepreneurs with capital and resource providers in their communities.

Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Centers - Bayou 

LPTAC assists Louisiana business firms in obtaining contracts with federal, state, and local government agencies.

Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Centers - Southeast 

LPTAC SE is located in Denham Springs, it provides professional assistance to those who want to learn more about governmental contracting and those that are currently performing under government contracts.

Louisiana Small Business Development Centers - Nicholls State University 

LSBDC provides business consulting to entrepreneurs at no cost, with high quality one-on-one consulting, training and information resources to help your business start, grow and succeed.

Louisiana Small Business Development Centers - Southeastern Louisiana University 

LSBDC SLU is located in Hammond, it provides business consulting to entrepreneurs at no cost.

Louisiana Small Business Development Centers - Greater New Orleans Region 

LSBDC GNO is located at Xavier University, it provides low- or no-cost guidance and training for small business owners and potential owners.

SCORE – New Orleans

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.

Southern University at New Orleans Small Business Development & Management Institute

SBDMI at SUNO offers workshops and free consulting services to fuel the establishment and growth of small businesses, primarily in New Orleans East.

Urban League of New Orleans Women’s Business Resource Center

WBRC provides training, assistance, and resources to aspiring and existing entrepreneurs, including one-on-one counseling, training programs, financial analysis, and technology assistance.

Shreveport Region – Shreveport-Bossier African-American Chamber of Commerce

City Entrepreneur Institute (ICE) provides technical assistance and referrals for entrepreneurs and small businesses located or wishing to locate within the City of Shreveport’s inner city. Contact the Inner City Entrepreneur Institute at 318-425-4234.

Cohabitat Foundation

CoHab is a non-profit hub that provides entrepreneurs and businesses the traction they need to achieve success.

The Coordinating & Development Corporation 

A private, non-profit economic development organization whose services include business investment and finance, employment and job training, business development and incubation, marketing, international trade development, and state tax incentives information and servicing. Contact the Coordinating & Development Corporation at 318-632-2022.

Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana (MEPoL) 

The MEPoL provides a comprehensive source of business, management, and technical assistance to area manufacturers. A low-cost annual membership entitles a manufacturer to eight free consulting hours, with additional services provided at reduced hourly rates. Contact the MEPoL at 318-671-7675.

LSUS Small Business Development Center  

The LSUS SBDC is sponsored by the Small Business Administration and the Louisiana Department of Economic Development to identify the specialized management and technical needs of the small business community. The SBDC provides counseling, serves as an informational resource center, and coordinates and conducts continuing education programs. Contact the LSUS SBDC 318-797-5144.

Southern University at Shreveport Center for Business and Community Development 

SUSLA business incubator program provides services to entrepreneurs and small businesses in the Shreveport Bossier region.  Services include but are not limited to information on financing and loans, credit, business plan development, completion of articles of incorporation, application for employer identification number (EIN) and the provision of directions on city and parish licensing requirements.

SCORE  

Service Corps Of Retired Executives is an SBA-sponsored program that offers advice, counseling and management training for owners and would-be owners of small businesses. The local SCORE chapter counsels local entrepreneurs on starting or expanding small businesses. "Going into Business" seminars are held quarterly; individual appointments are available each Thursday. Contact SCORE at 318-677-2536.

 

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