Thinking of starting a business? The Louisiana SBDC can help. The first step is to watch our brief video that outlines the process for getting started with the LSBDC. In this video, we will familiarize you with our services so that you can get the right help at the right time.
The next step is to attend a LSBDC workshop in your area. Our Starting & Financing a Small Business workshop provides the necessary tools and insight needed to help start your business. From how to determine feasibility and legal structure, to the type of licenses you will need, these classes cover all the essentials.
• Locate a start-up workshop in your area.
After you’ve attended a workshop, it’s time to develop your business idea. As you develop your idea, be sure to write down a description of the business, the market, as well as key actions and activities of the business. This will help our consultants better understand the basics of your business, as well as utilize your consulting time more efficiently.
Once you have completed Steps 1-3, it’s time to complete an electronic Request for Consulting (eRFC). This form will start your relationship with the LSBDC where you will find the most up-to-date resources for your business information needs. Once the form is submitted, you will be contacted by the Louisiana SBDC that serves your area to set up a consulting session.
• Complete the online Request for Consulting.