WE BUILD COMMUNITIES

America’s SBDCs help make the dream of small business ownership a reality for more Americans — creating jobs and opportunities that build communities throughout the nation.

See how the Louisiana SBDC has served its communities.

RURAL DEVELOPMENT

LSBDC helps Ruston Cleaning Services sanitize rural areas during COVID-19

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center helps Ruston Cleaning Services survive and thrive during COVID-19. Featuring Ruston Cleaning Services' owner:Anthony Tchakounte

RURAL DEVELOPMENT

LSBDC helps Ruston Cleaning Services sanitize rural areas during COVID-19

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center helps Ruston Cleaning Services survive and thrive during COVID-19. Featuring Ruston Cleaning Services' owner:Anthony Tchakounte

RURAL DEVELOPMENT

LSBDC helps Ruston Cleaning Services sanitize rural areas during COVID-19

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center helps Ruston Cleaning Services survive and thrive during COVID-19. Featuring Ruston Cleaning Services' owner:Anthony Tchakounte

RURAL DEVELOPMENT

LSBDC helps Ruston Cleaning Services sanitize rural areas during COVID-19

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center helps Ruston Cleaning Services survive and thrive during COVID-19. Featuring Ruston Cleaning Services' owner:Anthony Tchakounte

UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES

LSBDC at Nicholls help Claudets start Bed & Breakfast Business in the Bayou Region

With the help of the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Nicholls State University, Barbara and Rene Claudet were able to get the assistance needed to renovate a historical family home, create a beautiful Bed and Breakfast, settings for photographer’s shoots, and provide it as a venue for small events.The LSBDC helped the Claudets secure capital, start the business, create the business plan and create two full-time jobs.Barbara and Renet Claudet said the SBDC staff at Nicholls University was extremely helpful in assisting “us to navigate the process of starting a small business.”“The creation of a thorough business plan was a vital step in analyzing all the aspects of the venture prior to implementation,” Claudet said.

UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES

LSBDC at Nicholls help Claudets start Bed & Breakfast Business in the Bayou Region

With the help of the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Nicholls State University, Barbara and Rene Claudet were able to get the assistance needed to renovate a historical family home, create a beautiful Bed and Breakfast, settings for photographer’s shoots, and provide it as a venue for small events.The LSBDC helped the Claudets secure capital, start the business, create the business plan and create two full-time jobs.Barbara and Renet Claudet said the SBDC staff at Nicholls University was extremely helpful in assisting “us to navigate the process of starting a small business.”“The creation of a thorough business plan was a vital step in analyzing all the aspects of the venture prior to implementation,” Claudet said.

UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES

LSBDC at Nicholls help Claudets start Bed & Breakfast Business in the Bayou Region

With the help of the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Nicholls State University, Barbara and Rene Claudet were able to get the assistance needed to renovate a historical family home, create a beautiful Bed and Breakfast, settings for photographer’s shoots, and provide it as a venue for small events.The LSBDC helped the Claudets secure capital, start the business, create the business plan and create two full-time jobs.Barbara and Renet Claudet said the SBDC staff at Nicholls University was extremely helpful in assisting “us to navigate the process of starting a small business.”“The creation of a thorough business plan was a vital step in analyzing all the aspects of the venture prior to implementation,” Claudet said.

UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES

LSBDC at Nicholls help Claudets start Bed & Breakfast Business in the Bayou Region

With the help of the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Nicholls State University, Barbara and Rene Claudet were able to get the assistance needed to renovate a historical family home, create a beautiful Bed and Breakfast, settings for photographer’s shoots, and provide it as a venue for small events.The LSBDC helped the Claudets secure capital, start the business, create the business plan and create two full-time jobs.Barbara and Renet Claudet said the SBDC staff at Nicholls University was extremely helpful in assisting “us to navigate the process of starting a small business.”“The creation of a thorough business plan was a vital step in analyzing all the aspects of the venture prior to implementation,” Claudet said.

EXPORT

$863,501

Export Related Sales in Fiscal Year 2021

EXPORT

$863,501

Export Related Sales in Fiscal Year 2021

EXPORT

$863,501

Export Related Sales in Fiscal Year 2021

EXPORT

$863,501

Export Related Sales in Fiscal Year 2021

MILLENNIALS + GEN-Z

LSBDC at ULM continues Future Entrepreneur Academy with West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at University of Louisiana Monroen(LSBDC at ULM) coached high schools students through a week-long entrepreneurial academy where students worked in groups to build their own business idea and pitch it in a "shark tank" like environment to determine which business idea was the best.

MILLENNIALS + GEN-Z

LSBDC at ULM continues Future Entrepreneur Academy with West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at University of Louisiana Monroen(LSBDC at ULM) coached high schools students through a week-long entrepreneurial academy where students worked in groups to build their own business idea and pitch it in a "shark tank" like environment to determine which business idea was the best.

MILLENNIALS + GEN-Z

LSBDC at ULM continues Future Entrepreneur Academy with West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at University of Louisiana Monroen(LSBDC at ULM) coached high schools students through a week-long entrepreneurial academy where students worked in groups to build their own business idea and pitch it in a "shark tank" like environment to determine which business idea was the best.

MILLENNIALS + GEN-Z

LSBDC at ULM continues Future Entrepreneur Academy with West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at University of Louisiana Monroen(LSBDC at ULM) coached high schools students through a week-long entrepreneurial academy where students worked in groups to build their own business idea and pitch it in a "shark tank" like environment to determine which business idea was the best.

TECH DEVELOPMENT

Louisiana SBDC launches Mobile App

Louisiana Small Business Development Center (Louisiana SBDC) launches a small business mobile app available for download on Google Play and the Apple Store!

TECH DEVELOPMENT

Louisiana SBDC launches Mobile App

Louisiana Small Business Development Center (Louisiana SBDC) launches a small business mobile app available for download on Google Play and the Apple Store!

TECH DEVELOPMENT

Louisiana SBDC launches Mobile App

Louisiana Small Business Development Center (Louisiana SBDC) launches a small business mobile app available for download on Google Play and the Apple Store!

TECH DEVELOPMENT

Louisiana SBDC launches Mobile App

Louisiana Small Business Development Center (Louisiana SBDC) launches a small business mobile app available for download on Google Play and the Apple Store!

COVID-19 RESPONSE

Thank you to LSBDC for meeting business owners where they are in this journey and for placing people and resources in our hands to help us stay successful.”

Owner, Medicare Healthcare We Care

COVID-19 RESPONSE

Thank you to LSBDC for meeting business owners where they are in this journey and for placing people and resources in our hands to help us stay successful.”

Owner, Medicare Healthcare We Care

COVID-19 RESPONSE

Thank you to LSBDC for meeting business owners where they are in this journey and for placing people and resources in our hands to help us stay successful.”

Jennifer Zimmerman

Owner, Medicare Healthcare We Care

COVID-19 RESPONSE

Thank you to LSBDC for meeting business owners where they are in this journey and for placing people and resources in our hands to help us stay successful.”

Owner, Medicare Healthcare We Care

DISASTER RECOVERY

Louisiana Small Business Development Center Disaster Recovery and Response

Louisiana Small Business Development Center has spent countless hours helping Southwest Louisiana recover from the effects of Hurricane Laura in 2020. The LSBDC at McNeese State University staff not only worked to rebuild their own homes and lives, but also helped to recover and rebuild the businesses that support the region's economy.

DISASTER RECOVERY

Louisiana Small Business Development Center Disaster Recovery and Response

Louisiana Small Business Development Center has spent countless hours helping Southwest Louisiana recover from the effects of Hurricane Laura in 2020. The LSBDC at McNeese State University staff not only worked to rebuild their own homes and lives, but also helped to recover and rebuild the businesses that support the region's economy.

DISASTER RECOVERY

Louisiana Small Business Development Center Disaster Recovery and Response

Louisiana Small Business Development Center has spent countless hours helping Southwest Louisiana recover from the effects of Hurricane Laura in 2020. The LSBDC at McNeese State University staff not only worked to rebuild their own homes and lives, but also helped to recover and rebuild the businesses that support the region's economy.

DISASTER RECOVERY

Louisiana Small Business Development Center Disaster Recovery and Response

Louisiana Small Business Development Center has spent countless hours helping Southwest Louisiana recover from the effects of Hurricane Laura in 2020. The LSBDC at McNeese State University staff not only worked to rebuild their own homes and lives, but also helped to recover and rebuild the businesses that support the region's economy.

VETERANS

242

Veterans Served in Fiscal Year 2021

VETERANS

242

Veterans Served in Fiscal Year 2021

VETERANS

242

Veterans Served in Fiscal Year 2021

VETERANS

242

Veterans Served in Fiscal Year 2021

WOMEN-OWNED

2,041

Women Clients Served in FY 2021

WOMEN-OWNED

2,041

Women Clients Served in FY 2021

WOMEN-OWNED

2,041

Women Clients Served in FY 2021

WOMEN-OWNED

2,041

Women Clients Served in FY 2021

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Take a look back at how the LSBDC has impacted Louisiana

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center has helped its clients survive and thrive during COVID-19, hurricanes, tornadoes and more in the last two years.

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Take a look back at how the LSBDC has impacted Louisiana

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center has helped its clients survive and thrive during COVID-19, hurricanes, tornadoes and more in the last two years.

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Take a look back at how the LSBDC has impacted Louisiana

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center has helped its clients survive and thrive during COVID-19, hurricanes, tornadoes and more in the last two years.

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Take a look back at how the LSBDC has impacted Louisiana

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center has helped its clients survive and thrive during COVID-19, hurricanes, tornadoes and more in the last two years.