Louisiana Small Business Development Center at University of Louisiana at Lafayette

LSBDC at University of Louisiana at Lafayette offers professional, one-on-one business consulting at no-cost to new and existing business owners in the Acadiana Region.


The Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) is dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized business consulting to both established small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs at no cost. Our primary goal is to help small businesses overcome challenges and seize opportunities for growth and success.

We offer a wide range of problem-solving assistance to address various aspects of business operations. Our expert advisors are skilled in helping small businesses secure funding, adopt new technologies, enhance business planning and strategy, improve operational efficiency, manage finances effectively, implement effective marketing strategies, explore export opportunities, boost sales, and promote innovation.

Since our inception in 1983, the LSBDC has played a crucial role in broadening economic opportunities throughout Louisiana. By fostering successful entrepreneurs and supporting small business growth, we contribute to the overall development and prosperity of the state.

Whether you are an established small business seeking guidance or an aspiring entrepreneur with a brilliant idea, the LSBDC is here to assist you every step of the way. Join us and discover how we can help you realize your business aspirations and achieve sustainable growth.

Services Provided

Buying or Selling a Business

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

Business Planning

  • Diversification
  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Financial Statement and Cash Flow
  • Financial Modeling

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources

Marketing and Sales

  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research


  • One-on-One Counseling

Regulatory Compliance

  • Government Requirements
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits

Starting a Business

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


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes
Contact Information
Lauren Titus
537 Cajundome Blvd.
Suite 236
Lafayette, LA 70506