Small Business Programs

Louisiana Department of Economic Development Programs
Small Business Guaranty Loan Program

Provides loan guarantees to banks and other small business lenders in association with the SSBCI ranging from $5,000 to $1.5 million.

Economic Gardening Initiative

Provides customized core business strategies, market research, qualified sales leads and improved internet and technology tailored to your growing needs.

Small and Emerging Business Development Program

Provides for developmental assistance, including entrepreneurial training, marketing, computer skills, accounting, legal and industry-specific assistance.

Hudson Initiative

Certification program offers greater access to purchasing and contracting opportunities at the state government level.

Veteran Initiative

Helps veteran-owned and service-connected disabled veteran-owned small businesses gain greater access to purchasing and contracting opportunities at the state level.

United States Small Business Administration (SBA)
Small Business Resource Guide

A comprehensive guide for all Louisiana small business resources.

Small Business Professional Development / Resources Associations

Ascension Economic Development Corp (AEDC)
Microbusiness Network of Louisiana (MBNLA)
Ascension Chamber of Commerce
Donaldsonville Chamber of Commerce
Association of Enterprise Opportunity (AEO)
National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB)
Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI)
Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce

Small Business Development Centers / Entrepreneurial Development Organizations

Southern University Small Business Development Center
The Red Shoes
Goodwork Network
Louisiana Small Business Development Centers(LSBDCs)

Microlenders / Lenders

Gulf Coast Bank
Regions Bank
United States Small Business Administration (SBA)

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