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Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC)

One of the most important economic assets in Louisiana is our force of small business entrepreneurs. Ninety-seven percent of the businesses in Louisiana are small, and at Louisiana Delta Community College, the State’s host for the 10-location LSBDC network, students receive superior education that might lead to owning a small business, or working for one. The potential workforce trained at LDCC and each of the colleges in the LCTCS System statewide represents a strong future for small businesses in our State. Therefore, the State Office team, hosted at the Monroe campus of LDCC, dedicates itself to professional, thorough, and comprehensive management of the Small Business Development Center network and a proactive approach to economic development in Louisiana by helping to start, grow, and expand small businesses. We are committed to the mission, philosophy and vision of LDCC in combination with the mission and vision of the LSBDC network as we work together to assist small business entrepreneurs to succeed.

The mission of the Louisiana Small Business Development Center network is to provide comprehensive, high-quality assistance to existing and potential small businesses, and to business entrepreneurs in Louisiana. The LSBDC network offers high-quality technical assistance to existing and start-up small businesses, and to small business entrepreneurs at no cost to the client.

The Louisiana SBDC State Office consists of a 12-person staff located in Monroe and Baton Rouge, LA, and in Tennessee. To contact LDCC-LSBDC, call 9354 from any campus telephone or 318-345-9354 from a cell phone or off campus telephone.

Please let me personally extend a hand of friendship, and certainly encouragement if you are considering entrepreneurship and small business ownership. Let us be your next step to successfully joining the economic development effort in Louisiana, and achieving entrepreneurial success. If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to give us a call!

Rande Kessler
State Director, Louisiana Small Business Development Centers

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