Business Innovation Program (BIP) establishes statewide cohorts of minority entrepreneurs who engage in training, technical assistance, peer mentoring, and coaching to mitigate common barriers to small business success.

For Business Owners

The BIP and its curricula strengthen key aspects of small business development and management by focusing on business planning, organization and management, basic legal and accounting practices, digital marketing and e-commerce, traditional and innovative access to capital methodologies; in addition, as applicable, it gives clients insight into and guidance on government contracting and procurement and human resources practices.

LCCF understands that the needs of minority business owners are as varied as the business owners themselves. While the BIP model of technical assistance is not a one size fits all solution to mitigating common barriers to minority small business success, it does lay the kind of solid foundation that successful businesses need to build on.

LCCF makes every effort to help business owners be well aware of business trends and best practices at every stage of their business development.

What it Is

Our technical assistance (TA) program is the most comprehensive program we offer business owners. With award-winning business development curricula taught by certified trainers, business owners benefit from peer mentoring, subject matter experts, and networking opportunities.

Who It’s For

LCCF provides training for businesses across the spectrum—whether you’re a service-oriented business (such as business coaches, janitorial operators, trucking and logistics professionals, or virtual assistants), a product-oriented business (such as cookie and cake baking or boutiques), or even a hybrid that’s a mix of services and products (such as web development, food trucks or hairstylists).


Our Current programs are focused on assisting current or future business owners meeting the following criteria.

  • have an idea to start a business but don’t know where to start.
  • have been in business for 1-5 years and feel you are in need of foundational strengthening, restructuring, or looking to expand.
  • are 50+, looking to start a business, have been in business for 1-5 years, or looking to expend.
  • Louisiana based business.
  • with revenue less than $100,000 annually.
  • who can commit to training for at least 10 -13 weeks.

How to Apply

If you’re interested in having technical assistance training for your business, click the link and fill out in its entirety LCCF INTAKE. A team member will respond within three (3) business days to assess your needs. We welcome the opportunity to help you grow your business!

LCCF Intake Form

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