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February 6, 2013

LSBDC at ULM to hold February workshops

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at the University of Louisiana at Monroe will hold three workshops in February for small business owners.

"Starting & Financing a Small Business" will be held from 9-11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, at 3810 Northeast Drive in Hemphill Hall, Room 113 on the ULM campus.

There is no cost to attend.

This workshop is highly recommended for individuals interested in determining the feasibility of their business idea, planning to start or have recently started a small business, seeking a small business loan, or wanting to learn more about business planning.

Topics of discussion will include entrepreneurship readiness, writing a business plan, sources of funds for start-up and expansion, small business resources, and required licenses.

To pre-register, visit

The LSBDC at ULM will also offer on-site business consulting at the Monroe and West Monroe/West Ouachita (WMWO) Chambers of Commerce.

Both events are free to attend.

The first consulting event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the WMWO Chamber, located at 112 Professional Drive, in West Monroe.

To register, call the WMWO Chamber at 318-325-1961.

The Monroe Chamber event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, on Wednesday, Feb. 27. The Monroe Chamber is located at 212 Walnut Street, in Monroe.

To register, contact the Monroe Chamber at 318-323-3461.

For more information about the LSBDC visit or call 318-342-1224.

About the Louisiana Small Business Development Center

In 2012, through its partnership with Louisiana Economic Development and the U.S. Small Business Administration, the LSBDC served 27,000 small businesses – creating 964 new jobs, 165 new businesses, $54 million in capital, and helping generate $17 million in new state income tax revenue.

Designated and funded as the state's principal provider of small business assistance by Louisiana Economic Development, the Louisiana Small Business Development Center is the only statewide, nationally accredited program that provides business consulting to entrepreneurs at no cost.

Through a network of 10 centers, the LSBDC provides high quality one-on-one consulting, training and information resources to empower new and existing businesses.

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