Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Louisiana State University of Alexandria

Individualized business coaching at no cost that includes planning, financial management, marketing, etc.


The LSUA SBDC in Alexandria is part of a statewide network of 10 centers that provides high quality, individualized business coaching to existing small businesses and pre-venture entrepreneurs at no cost. We provide problem-solving assistance to help small businesses access capital, improve business planning, financial management, marketing, sales and other areas required for small business growth and expansion.  All SBDCs are resource hubs and provide one-on-one consulting, online workshops and other training programs and tools. Our mission is to facilitate the formation and growth of small businesses throughout the state of Louisiana.

Services Provided

Business Planning

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

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Financial Statement and Cash Flow
  • Loan Providers
  • Debt Funding Preparation
  • Financial Modeling
  • Microloan Providers

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Import and Export Assistance

  • Networking/Exploring Exporting

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research


  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Starting a Business

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


  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Marketing Plan Training
Contact Information
Evelyn Jones
8100 Hwy 71 South Chambers Hall Annex 146
Louisiana State University of Alexandria
Alexandria, LA 71301