Picture yourself poised in front of a suspended “Grand Opening” banner. A guest official stands enthusiastically prepared with oversized scissors. This image depicts a proud moment for everyone, every time, in the Louisiana Small Business Development Centers’ network. This time, the narrow banner is a new one of red, white and blue, and the proud moment is cutting the banner for the very first LSBDC annual report. And we are very glad that you are joining us.
2015 was a challenging year in Louisiana for small businesses. New rules and regulations, tighter credit and a sluggish economy topped a long list of items to address. The LSBDC staff throughout the state stepped up to the challenge of assisting small businesses to understand and address everything possible on everyone’s list. The results were impressive; goals and objectives for starting and growing businesses were met and exceeded as the LSBDC continued its history of small business support and impressive assistance delivery.
Please enjoy a general tour of the year 2015 LSBDC pride, productivity and partnerships. And get to know the current team and the business successes in which they’ve had a hand. Check out the programs and the partners, and walk through the year to gain a better understanding of the LSBDC and its resource partners. Picture yourself walking past the cut opening banner and into the previous year, and join us for highlights of the network of Louisiana Small Business Development Centers.
Rande Kessler, State Director
Click the link below to view the report: