Companies operating in St. Landry Parish have access to a number of quality resources that are available for free or a nominal fee. The professionals that work in these organizations can offer business to business counseling, financial information, expert training and guidance, and many other valued services that can help a company grow their markets and develop their long-range business plans.
These resources include:
Utilize Louisiana geauxBIZ.com to complete the legal steps necessary to start a business, register for a revenue number and apply for an unemployment insurance tax account number all in one visit to the website. The site includes a live chat feature as well as business license checklist which guides users through all the steps necessary to complete the required filings and provides contact information for the proper permits.
The Service Corporation of Retired Executives (SCORE)
SCORE offers free and confidential counseling, workshops on management and a resource index for businesses.
Acadiana Small Business Development Center (ASBDC)
ASBDC is an award-winning center providing consulting training and information resources to help grow and strengthen Acadiana regional business by offering the following services:
- Business Plans
- Financing: Debt & Equity
- Sales & Marketing
- Taxes & Accounting
- Human Resources
- International Trade
- Risk Management
- Technology Commercialization
Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana - Acadiana (MEPOL)
MEPOL provides a myriad of services to Louisiana’s manufacturers, including lean manufacturing, product development services, and business growth services. The non-profit promotes growth and retention in manufacturing throughout the state utilizing the expertise of internal staff, an extensive third-party provider network of business professionals, and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership national network.
Procurement Technical Assistance Centers - Acadiana (LA PTAC)
LA PTAC was established to generate employment and improve the general economy of Louisiana by assisting business firms in obtaining and performing under the U.S. Department of Defense, other federal agencies, state and local government contracts. For a full list of Procurement Technical assistance services please visit their website via link provided above.