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Louisiana Small Business Development Center

Virtual Seminar


Speaker Spotlight: Blaine Smith, Training Coordinator

Blaine Smith is a Training Coordinator for Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southern University & A&M College.  Mr. Smith is responsible for facilitating training sessions for start up and existing businesses, as well as, daily management of programmatic reports/projects. 

Starting and Financing a Small Business

Wednesday, March 15, 2023  at 1:30 PM

Do you have a new business idea or want to learn more about starting a small business? Join the Ascension Parish Library for this virtual small business presentation designed for individuals who want to learn what it takes to start and run a successful small business.  

Our presenter, Blaine Smith, with Louisiana Small Business Development Center, 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 don'ts of borrowing money, the loan application process, and the key resources available to get assistance.  

Register Online: Starting and Financing a Small Business- Ascension Parish (

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