Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Louisiana State University

A no-cost provider of business assistance, the LSBDC at LSU assists entrepreneurs grow and develop technology-based companies through customer acquisition, access to capital, financial management, and business planning.


The Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at LSU is part of a statewide network of 10 centers that deliver high quality, individualized business advising and technical assistance to existing small businesses and pre-venture entrepreneurs at no-cost.

Concentrated on helping technology-based companies across the state and all businesses in the capital region, we provide problem-solving assistance to increase access to capital, develop and exchange new technologies, and improve business planning, strategy, operations, financial management, personnel administration, marketing, sales and other areas.

If your goal is business growth and expansion, management improvement, increased productivity or innovation, meet with one of our certified consultants, or register for one of our training programs.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Lease Review
  • Site Location Assistance

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business (Specialty)
  • Valuation (Specialty)

Business Planning

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

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Financial Statement and Cash Flow
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Loan Providers (Specialty)
  • Debt Funding Preparation
  • Equity Funding Preparation
  • Government Funding (Specialty)
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Financial Modeling
  • Venture Capital Providers
  • Microloan Providers

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Hiring and Firing
  • Employee Development
  • Retention

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information (Specialty)

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization (Specialty)
  • High Tech Development (Specialty)
  • Technology Transfer (Specialty)

Marketing and Sales

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


  • One-on-One Counseling (Specialty)

Product Development

  • Patent Information (Specialty)

Regulatory Compliance

  • Government Requirements
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Patent Information (Specialty)
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)
  • Feasibility Studies (Specialty)
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling (Specialty)
  • Startup Classes (Specialty)

Technical Assistance

  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services (Specialty)
  • Commercialization (Specialty)
  • Technology Transfer (Specialty)


  • Online Courses and Videos (Specialty)
  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training (Specialty)
  • Business Management Training (Specialty)
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance (Specialty)
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing (Specialty)
  • Marketing Plan Training (Specialty)
  • Startup Classes (Specialty)
Contact Information
Adam McCloskey
8000 Innovation Park Drive
Building 3000
Baton Rouge, LA 70820