Welcome to LSBDC
We offer no-cost confidential business consulting and affordable workshops to new entrepreneurs and existing business owners in central Louisiana. We serve the parishes of Avoyelles, Grant, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon and Winn.
Jennifer Gieseke turned her passion for healthy food into a full-fledged business with the help of the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at LSU Shreveport.
With the help of the LSBDC at NSU, Ron Beaudoin was able to transform a once struggling candy shop into a thriving sweet treat shop.
I would not have had a business plan if I didn’t talk to them,” James said. “The LSBDC taught me things I would have never thought about, such as to how to enter into contracts and sign on behalf of my business
“The LSBDC helped me stay on the right path to starting my business,” Ponthier said.
The LSBDC at NSU helped Glen Starks overcome numerous challenges and develop a three-phase project to open and expand Tamales and More Restaurant.
Railway Equipment Services, a leading provider of railroad services and equipment in Louisiana, obtained an SBA loan to expand the business. As a result, Eddie Stokes was able to increase annual sales by $400,000.
The LSBDC at LSU-Alexandria partners with local organizations including economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, municipalities, and other community groups to provide counseling and training to entrepreneurs and small businesses in Central Louisiana.