Louisiana Small Business Development Center – Northwest & Central Region

About

We offer no-cost confidential business consulting and affordable workshops to new entrepreneurs and existing business owners in northwest Louisiana. We current offer services for Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Claiborne, Bienville, DeSoto, and Red River Parishes.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Model development
  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Diversification
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Ideation
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research
  • Technology Transfer

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Leveraged Buyout
  • Mergers and Acquisition
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business
  • Valuation

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development
  • Lease Review

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Bonding
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Debt Funding Preparation
  • Equity Funding Preparation
  • Financial Modeling
  • Government Funding
  • Loan Providers
  • Matching Funds
  • Microloan Providers
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Revenue Based Financing (i.e. factoring)

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Apprenticeship
  • Employee Development
  • Hiring and Firing
  • Industry
  • Insurance
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Employee Relations
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Forming a Business
  • Labor Relations
  • Lease Review

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Manufacturing Development

Marketing and Sales

  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Market Research

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • Hispanic Business
  • LGBTQIA Business Issues
  • Native-American Business
  • Small Business Policy
  • State Business Issues
  • Women’s Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Bonding

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Registration Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Training

  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Online Courses and Videos
Primary Contact
Darrin Dixon
Address
4646 Hilry Huckaby Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71107