Louisiana Small Business Development Center – Northwest & Central Region

We offer no-cost confidential business consulting and affordable workshops to new entrepreneurs and existing business owners in northwest Louisiana.


We current offer services for Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Claiborne, Bienville, DeSoto, and Red River Parishes.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development (Specialty)
  • Lease Review (Specialty)

Buying or Selling a Business

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

Business Planning

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

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Bonding (Specialty)
  • Debt Funding Preparation (Specialty)
  • Equity Funding Preparation (Specialty)
  • Financial Modeling (Specialty)
  • Financial Statement and Cash Flow (Specialty)
  • Loan Providers (Specialty)
  • Matching Fund Providers (Specialty)
  • Microloan Providers (Specialty)
  • Real Estate Finance (Specialty)
  • Revenue Based Financing (i.e. factoring) (Specialty)

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Apprenticeship (Specialty)
  • Employee Development (Specialty)
  • Hiring and Firing (Specialty)
  • Industry (Specialty)
  • Insurance
  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Employee Relations
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Forming a Business
  • Labor Relations
  • Lease Review

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)

Management Issues

  • Human Resources (Specialty)
  • Insurance Requirements (Specialty)
  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Manufacturing Development

Marketing and Sales

  • Demographics/Census Data (Specialty)
  • Market Research (Specialty)


  • One-on-One Counseling (Specialty)

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based (Specialty)
  • Geographically Based (Specialty)
  • Industry Specific (Specialty)
  • Small Business/General (Specialty)

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business (Specialty)
  • Hispanic Business (Specialty)
  • LGBTQIA Business Issues (Specialty)
  • Native-American Business (Specialty)
  • Small Business Policy (Specialty)
  • State Business Issues (Specialty)
  • Women’s Business Issues (Specialty)

Regulatory Compliance

  • Bonding (Specialty)

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Registration Assistance (Specialty)

Starting a Business

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


  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training (Specialty)
  • Business Management Training (Specialty)
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance (Specialty)
  • Online Courses and Videos (Specialty)

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events
Contact Information
Amanda Flynn
4646 Hilry Huckaby Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71107