Over the last decade and a half, the Louisiana Small Business Development Center has provided over 350,000 hours of entrepreneurial counseling to more than 55,000 entrepreneurs and offered over 5,000 training events and seminars to over 92,000 attendees.

LSBDC services have helped small firms throughout the Pelican State raise start-up and expansion capital, start new companies, and sell billions worth of Louisiana products and services throughout the world.  As a result, LSBDC clients have created thousands of new jobs.


7,729
businesses started
17,139
jobs created
9,873
jobs saved
$1.1 billion
in capital formation
$1.02 billion
in new sales

(January 2001 – January 2017)

 

Each business day LSBDC clients:
open 1 new business
create 5 new jobs
save 3 jobs
obtain $342,860 in capital
gain $323,584 in new sales
Startup 52%
Existing 47%
Male 50%
Female 43%
Asian 4%
Black 28%
White 55%
Native American 1%
Pacific Islander 0.2%
Hispanic 4%
Veterans/Disabled Veterans 9%


What our Clients say!
95% of our clients believe our services are beneficial.
90% of our clients believe our consultants are skilled and knowledgeable.
85% of our clients would recommend our services to others.
 

What the Research shows!
Nearly 70% of pre-venture clients start a new business.
LSBDC clients experience greater increase in sales and employment levels as compared to the average Louisiana business. 
 

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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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