Starting and Financing a Small Business

Sponsored by Ascension Parish Library and Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southern Univerity and A & M College - Baton Rouge

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southern University - Baton Rouge (LSBDC-SUBR) is a partnership program funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Louisiana Economic Development, and Southern University - Baton Rouge. 

All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accomidations for persons with disabilities and limited English proficiency (LEP) will be made, if requested at least two weeks in advance by contacting the LSBDC-SUBR at (225) 771 -2891.

Starting and Financing a Small Business Seminar

This two-hour seminar is designed for individuals who want to learn what it takes to start and run a successful small business. The program will focus on helping participants learn how to determine the feasibility of their idea as well as how to obtain a small business loan. 

Topics of Discussion include:


                  The purpose of developing a feasibility/business plan. 

                   Assessing business risks. 

                   Marketing strategy development.

                   Management planning. 

                   Financial planning. 

                   Identifying sources of funds for business start-up. 


                   The do's and dont's of borrowing money.

                   The loan application process. 

                   The key resources available to get assistance. 

2020 Seminar Dates

These dates are subject to change. To learn more about the seminars offered by APL please visit our website at or call the library locations listed below. 

Ascension Parish Library 


13278 Hwy 73


(225) 673-8699

October 21, 2020

Ascension Parish Library 


708 S. Irma Blvd.


(225) 647-3955

November 18, 2020

All seminars begin at 1:00 p.m.