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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
Small Business Web Training
Saturday, April 11, 11:00 AM
LSBDC at ULM Training Event at, Monroe Chamber of Commerce, Monroe

How are you interacting with your clients? Are you reaching out to potential clients? Does your web page accurately reflect your business? If you ar...Read More

Excel Basics Training
Wednesday, April 15, 1:30 PM
LSBDC at ULM Training Event, Concordia Parish Library - Ferriday Branch, Ferriday

Do you wonder when it is about time to learn how to use Excel? Tired of having questions every time you open a spreadsheet? Does Excel make you want ...Read More

Starting and Financing a Small Business
Thursday, April 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

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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 professor releases new Broadway book

Oxford University Press has released"Broadway Song: A Guide Singer's Guide,"written by Dr. Mark Ross Clark, associate professor of music at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. The book is now available worldwide on, and features an analysis of 100 Broadway songs from traditional and co...
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ULM international food fair set for April 1

The University of Louisiana at Monroe's International Student Association will present the annual International Food Fair, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, in Student Union Ballroom A, located on the second floor of the Student Union Building....
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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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