Small Business Resources
Learn the steps to start and grow a small business at USA.gov’s Small Business website. The platform features hand-picked government websites helpful to small business owners. Learn about business taxes and incentives, financing a business, importing and exporting, federal government contracting, state business resources and more. The website also provides information on a wide range of programs and services to help veterans, women, minorities and the economically disadvantaged start or grow a business.
Louisiana Small Business Development Center
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
1800 Line Ave., Building C, Room 101
Shreveport, LA 71101 318-677-3017
The Louisiana Small Business Development Center offers no-cost, confidential consulting assistance, workshops and seminars, as well as other business information and resources. Learn business basics or polish management skills with learning opportunities throughout the year. The LSBDC can also help you gather industry or market statistics for your business or marketing plan, research specific market or industry trends, and identify competitors, suppliers or potential customers. Find tools, templates and research on business issues, including business planning, finance, management, taxes, accounting and more at the center’s website.
City of Shreveport
505 Travis St., Suite 440
Shreveport, LA 71101
Shreveport offers specific information for individuals wanting to start or relocate a business in the area. Visit the city’s business startup page online for information about licenses, permits, zoning, financial assistance and more. In addition, the Business Resource Guide at https://tinyurl.com/yb88urda provides information on employee training, taxes and more.
Small Business Resource Center
710 Benton Road
Bossier City, LA 71111