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Welcome to LSBDC Northwest & Central Region

The LSBDC Northwest Central Region offers confidential business consulting at no cost to both new entrepreneurs and existing business owners in Northwest Louisiana. Services include entrepreneurial and software training, logo and brochure design, website design, industry-specific classes and more. A small business resource library is also available.
The LSBDC NWCR serves Avoyelles, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Grant, Natchitoches, Rapides, Red River, Sabine, Vernon, Webster and Winn parishes.

Upcoming Events
Starting and Financing Your Business Idea - Mandeville
Wednesday, October 22, 9:00 AM
, St. Tammany Administrative Complex, Mandeville/Abita Springs

This workshop is highly recommended for all individuals interested in determining the feasibility of their business idea, planning to start or have r...Read More

2014 Tax Update
Wednesday, October 22, 9:00 AM
Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE), Theatre, Lafayette

Three-hour certificates of attendance will be issued to attendees. This event is specifically tailored to tax professionals, not the general public....Read More

Internet Brand Basics: Social Media
Wednesday, October 22, 4:00 PM
LSBDC Greater New Orleans and Bayou Region : Main Office, UNO Jefferson Center, *Metairie

Your brand is your key to being recognized in a sea of competitors. How you present yourself via digital media is a crucial part of your business' m...Read More

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Northwestern State University
10 Central Avenue, Russell Hall, Room 114A
Natchitoches, LA 71497
Phone: 318-357-5611

Monday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 noon

LSBDC Shreveport at NSU Shreveport
1800 Line, Building C, Rm 101
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: 318-677-3017
Fax: 318-677-3092

Monday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 noon

Dunbar Plaza, Suite 114C
3600 Jackson Street Extension
Alexandria, LA 71303-3064
Phone: 318-484-2123

Monday 8 am to 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8 am to 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8 am to 4:30 pm
Thursday 8 am to 4:30 pm
Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

“The assistance provided by the LSBDC at Northwestern State University gave us the confidence we needed to start our business.”

Jennifer Robinette

Go Green With Goats

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center Network, hosted by the University of Louisiana at Monroe, is an accredited member of the National Association
of Small Business Development Centers and funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Louisiana Economic
Development and participating universities. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. All opinions, conclusions or
recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons
with disabilities and/or limited English proficiency will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
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