Louisiana Small Business Development Center

Louisiana Small Business Development Center


LSBDC GNOBR announces entrepreneurial services available in multiple locations

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center Greater New Orleans and Bayou Region (LSBDC GNOBR) announces that services are now available in multiple locations to offer more choices for small businesses to access consulting and training throughout the Greater New Orleans and Bayou Region. LSBDC GNOBR Director Carmen Sunda said changing services available from one main location to having multiple locations throughout the region that has been in the works for a while. “We service a large area here in this region and we want to be able to be in the communities where our clients are and be more accessible and convenient to them,” Sunda said. “Having multiple locations also allows us to work more in the field with our clients.” LSBDC consultants will also offer appointments with clients at the client’s business location to help accommodate the schedules of the entrepreneur. “We understood a lot of business owners just don’t always have the time to come to our offices and sit down with us, but still want and need the help we offer,” Sunda said. “So we decided, let’s just go straight to them.” “It’s just about being convenient for both sides, accessible to the community, and continuing to offer our great services,” Sunda said. “Our contact information is the same, we’re still online and most importantly we’re still here for the business community.” The LSBDC GNOBR is known for being one of the best small business resources in the state and in the nation, as it was named the Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Award by the United States Small Business Administration in 2013.


About Louisiana SBDC

The LSBDC is Louisiana’s largest and most accessible source of assistance for entrepreneurs and the only statewide nationally accredited program that provides business consulting to entrepreneurs at no cost. Designated as the state’s principal provider of small business assistance by Louisiana Economic Development, the LSBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. SBA, LED and participating universities.

About America’s SBDC

America’s SBDC (Small Business Development Center) Network is a partnership uniting private enterprise, government, higher education and local nonprofit economic development organizations. It is the Small Business Administration’s largest partnership program, providing management and technical assistance to help Americans start, run and grow their own businesses. Learn more at www.americassbdc.org.


DeRon Talley Communications Specialist dtalley@lsbdc.org, (318) 342-5520