Small and Emerging Business Development Program


Technical Assistance: provides the managerial and technical assistance training needed to grow and sustain a small business. Provides for developmental assistance, including entrepreneurial training, marketing, computer skills accounting, business planning, and legal and industry-specific assistance. Consideration for bidding on select products or services purchased by state agencies and SEBD Intermediaries provide a free needs assessment and assistance with accessing other program benefits.

Eligibility (Not Comprehensive)

The program is open to all Louisiana small businesses that meet the following eligibility requirements for both the business and the owner

Certification is effective for up to 10 years or until the firm no longer meets the eligibility requirements for the program

Category: Special Incentives For Small Businesses

Benefit Informational Services:  Louisiana Economic Development's Economic Gardening Initiative provides Louisiana-based small businesses with the information they need to grow and succeed. Eligibility (Not Comprehensive) Company must have maintained its principal place of business in Louisiana for at least the last two...
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Benefit Certification program: designed to help eligible Louisiana small businesses gain greater access to purchasing and contracting opportunities that are available at the State governmental level. Eligibility (Not Comprehensive) The company must have it s principal place of business i n Louisiana...
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Benefit Loan assistance program: provides up to 75% loan guarantees to facilitate capital accessibility not to exceed $1.5 million. The program's purpose is to provide financial assistance, which will help with the development, expansion and retention of Louisiana's small business. Eligibility (Not Comprehensive)...
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Benefit Certification Program:  designed to help eligible Louisiana Veteran-owned and Service-Connected Disabled-Veteran-owned small businesses gain greater access to purchasing and contracting opportunities that are available at the state government level.   Eligibility (Not Comprehensive) At least 51% of the business must be owned...
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