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

Business Planning

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

Buying or Selling a Business

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

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Pitch Events

Financial Resources and Assistance

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

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

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

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects
  • Student Training

Management Issues

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

Marketing and Sales

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


  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Small Business/General

Starting a Business

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

Technical Assistance

  • Website Development


  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
Jimmy Nguyen
155 Shaver Gym
Thibodaux, LA 70301