Entrepreneurs often need money to grow their business, acquire a new business, or launch a unique business venture. Taking out a loan usually leaves you, the owner, in complete control of your company and is quicker than seeking equity capital. Securing equity capital means taking on investors and being accountable to the investors, but does not require you to make regular monthly payments. Investors expect you to make a profit in 3 to 7 years and provide them with a return on their investment.
 
While the LSBDC does not provide financing, we have professionals who can help you prepare a well-organized loan package with complete documentation.
 
The LSBDC can help you:
Identify equity financing options
Structure the financing
Identify sources of funding
Prepare financial projections
Access expansion capital
Unfortunately, grant monies are usually not available, with a few exceptions of high technology businesses. For additional assistance visit the U.S. Small Business Administration or Catalog of Domestic Assistance website.
 
To learn more about financing your business, contact your local LSBDC to schedule a no-cost, confidential consultation or download Understanding Commercial Lending: The Question & Answer Guide today!

Upcoming Events
Starting and Financing a Small Business - Alexandria
Thursday, March 30, 3:00 PM
LSBDC Northwest&Central Region - Alexandria, Cenla Chamber of Commerce, Alexandria, LA.

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


How Does Your Loan Get Approved? - Straight Talk Lunch&Learn with Capital One Bank
Wednesday, April 12, 11:30 AM
Xavier University, Xavier South Rm. 402E, New Orleans

Have you ever wanted to sit down face-to-face with a banker in a no-pressure situation? Do you have unanswered questions about banking, SBA loans, li...Read More


Securing Business Financing in 5 Steps
Wednesday, April 19, 9:30 AM
Gulf Coast Bank&Trust Harrison Ave Branch, Lakeview

Identifying and securing the financing you need to grow your business can be a scary and difficult task when you don't know what to do. A winning fu...Read More



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