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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
2014 Updates for Tax Preparers
Tuesday, October 14, 9:00 AM
LSBDC at ULM Training Event at, West Monroe Convention Center, West Monroe

Representatives from the Louisiana Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service will address recent updates affecting how tax preparers and...Read More

Starting and Financing a Small Business
Thursday, October 16, 6:00 PM
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

Thursday, October 30, 8:00 AM
University of Louisiana at Monroe, Anna Gray Noe Alumni Center, *Monroe

A Life Cycle Approach to M/WBE Business Growth Many dynamics impact your business growth locally. A true understanding and assessment of your compa...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 police upgrade on-officer video camera system

The Police Department at the University of Louisiana at Monroe is upgrading its body-worn video camera system in an effort to provide better service to students and the community at large....
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ULM professors publish article on mollusks

Professors from the University of Louisiana at Monroe recently published an article titled,"Late Paleocene Examples of Residual Coloration and Embryonic Features in Juvenile Marine Mollusks from Northwest Louisiana,"in the online journal, Palaeontologia Electronica....
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“The staff at the LSBDC at University of Louisiana Monroe helped me develop a business plan to assess the feasibility of the day care facility, “ said Faulkner.  “They also put me in contact with a non-traditional lender...who helped finance the construction.”
Chloris Faulkner, Owner

Open Arms After Hours Child Enrichment Center

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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