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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
Summer Success Series
Thursday, August 7, 11:30 AM
LSBDC at ULM Training Event at, Restaurant Cotton, Monroe

Attracting and retaining customers can be tricky. To make it easier, the LSBDC in partnership with Downtown Monroe Alliance, is hosting a five-part s...Read More

Starting and Financing a Small Business
Thursday, August 14, 6:00 PM
LSBDC at ULM Training Event, Bastrop Visitors Center, *Bastrop

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

2nd Annual Small Business Forum and Mini Expo
Saturday, August 16, 12:00 PM
Monroe Civic Center, Monroe Convention Center, Monroe, LA

This event is intended for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs seeking information about increase sales and gaining visibility in Northe...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 alum building bridges to success

John"J.P."Pierce began his education at the University of Louisiana at Monroe in the fall of 1972 by pursuing a degree in pre-law. After one year in the program, Pierce realized that he wanted to take a different path....
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ULM students and faculty serve at rad tech conference

Faculty and students from the University of Louisiana at Monroe's radiologic technology program recently attended the 57th Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Society of Radiologic Technologists (LSRT) in New Orleans....
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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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