Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Nicholls State University

Set an appointment: 985-449-7092 | Startup Assistance | Business Planning | Loan Packaging | Free Business Seminars | Entrepreneurship Resources


The Louisiana SBDC is an assistance center designed to TRAIN and EDUCATE business owners on how to sustain successful business operations, whether it be an internal risk or an environmental threat. Appointments are available with different types of experienced consultants for personal one-on-one needs. Consultants are skilled to advise business owners accurately. Years of walking through client obstacles have armed each consultant with lessons learned from mistakes to help future clients avoid repeating those same mistakes. Our hope is for clients to walk-away with action plans for results.




  -Simplify Business Plan Projects and Increase Chances for Loan Financing
  -Locate Relevant and Realistic Financing Options that Owners Can Afford
  -Incorporate Free (or inexpensive) Marketing Tools that will Generate Revenue
  -Produce Action Lists to Expand, Evolve, Reorganize, or Minimize Risk
  -Conduct Export Assessments & Use Results to Become Export-Ready
  -Sharpen Owner Skills by Obtaining Seminar Material and Teaching Skills
  -Help Clients Access Resources for Continuous Growth

Services Provided

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business

Business Planning

  • Business Succession Planning
  • Diversification
  • Business Plan Consulting (Specialty)
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Financial Statement and Cash Flow
  • Crowdfunding Preparation
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Loan Providers (Specialty)
  • Debt Funding Preparation
  • Equity Funding Preparation
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Financial Modeling (Specialty)
  • Disaster Loans and Grants
  • Microloan Providers (Specialty)

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Hiring and Firing
  • Industry
  • Recruiting
  • Workforce Training
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion
  • Insurance

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Marketing Projects (Specialty)
  • Student Research Projects
  • Student Training

Management Issues

  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Marketing and Sales

  • Digital Marketing Consulting
  • Advertising
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Website Development


  • One-on-One Counseling (Specialty)

Networking and Associations

  • Small Business/General

Starting a Business

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

Technical Assistance

  • Website Development


  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes (Specialty)

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events (Specialty)
  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
Contact Information
Jimmy Nguyen
155 Shaver Gym
Thibodaux, LA 70301