Our no-cost, confidential consulting assistance is customized to your needs. LSBDC business consultants will help you evaluate your business idea, prepare marketing strategies, determine financing needs, develop a loan proposal, conduct industry and market research, and create an actionable business plan. Our consultants have extensive experience and training in diverse industries and expertise in the areas of marketing, finance and management. Many have been business owners themselves and most have advanced business degrees. All are experts who can help you develop and implement strategies to get - and keep - your business up and running.
Workshops & Seminars
We have dozens of affordable workshops you can attend to learn business basics or to polish your management skills. Topics include marketing, business plan development, technology, taxes, software applications, government contracting, state and local certifications and more. All trainings are designed to help you broaden your business knowledge, whether you are new to business or an experienced entrepreneur.
Business Information and Resources
With our no-cost business information services, the LSBDC can help you gather industry or market statistics for your business or marketing plan, research specific market or industry trends, and identify competitors, suppliers or potential customers. You can also access the Online Resource Library, to find tools, templates and research on a wide variety of business issues including business planning, finance, management, taxes, accounting and more.