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Welcome to LSBDC at University of Louisiana Monroe

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at the University of Louisiana Monroe was created in 1977 and is an outreach service of ULM College of Business Administration. The program became fully operational in 1983. The Center provides business consulting at no cost to entrepreneurs who want to start new ventures and to small business owners who want to improve their business. LSBDC at ULM also provides low-cost, continuing education programs and technical assistance at no cost.
The LSBDC at ULM serves Northeast Louisiana including Caldwell, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, Union, and West Carroll parishes. 

Upcoming Events
Cyber Security
Thursday, March 5, 12:00 PM
LSBDC at ULM Training Event at, West Monroe Chamber of Commerce, West Monroe

A day does not go by where cyber security is not in the news: Target, Home Depot, Sony, the list goes on and on. In fact, according to a recent nati...Read More

Starting and Financing a Small Business
Saturday, March 21, 9:00 AM
LSBDC at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Hemphill Hall Room 113, *Monroe

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

Where Is Your Money Going? A look into the personal finances of a Small Business owner.
Tuesday, March 24, 5:30 PM
LSBDC at ULM Training Event at, Holiday Inn Express&Suites West Monroe, Monroe

This workshop is offering Small Business Owners ways to manage their own personal finances. It is said for continued success, having your finances in...Read More

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Stubbs Hall, Room 217
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209
Phone: 318-342-1224

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 7:30 am to 11:30 am

Latest news from our partners

ULM monitoring incoming weather event

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 6 p.m. March 4, until 9 a.m. March 5, for most of North Louisiana. University of Louisiana at Monroe officials will monitor the weather overnight and will release a statement at 6 a.m. if closure for Thursday is deemed nec...
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Civil rights leader Hollis Watkins to speak at ULM March 10

Hollis Watkins, best known as a long-term veteran of the civil rights movement, will speak at the University of Louisiana at Monroe at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, in Student Union Ballroom A on the ULM campus....
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“We needed help with our business plan and industry information. It [assistance from the LSBDC at ULM] was very helpful in the planning and development of each stage of our business.”     

Jodi & Jody Wood, Owners

Wood Marine

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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