© 2017 Louisiana Small Business Initiative

OUR  INITIATIVES

BACK-OFFICE SERVICES

LASBI provides the following quality back-office services to our clients:

 

  • Accounting/bookkeeping

  • Income Tax Preparation

  • Sales Tax Preparation

  • Payroll Preparation

  • Human Resources Management

  • IT Consulting

  • Industry-Specific Services

  • Production/Inventory Control

  • Procurement

  • Business Expansion

  • Business Dissolution

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

LASBI provides the following technical assistance services to our clients:

 

  • Coaching

  • Business Planning

  • Marketing

  • Management

  • Finance

  • Strategic Planning

  • Social Media Marketing

  • Web Site Development

  • Financial Management

  • Mentoring

  • Staff Recruitment/Screening

  • General Legal Assistance

  • Sales Forecasting

  • Seminars/Workshops

LASBI partnering with local loan fund agencies that will provide access to capital for businesses that cannot access start up and expansion capital through traditional means.

 

Partnerships are currently being pursued with several loan funds including A Shared Initiative, Accion USA and Kiva – USA.  LASBI is also currently working with SBA to become an SBA Microloan Intermediary.  This will allow direct loan assistance.

MICRO-
FINANCING
RURAL BUSINESS
ASSISTANCE

The Rural Area Small Business Assistance Center (RASBAC) was recently opened in January 2015 to offer much-needed technical assistance and support services to businesses located in rural Louisiana areas. Current services being offered include:

 

  1. Technical Assistance – coaching, business planning, marketing, management, finance and strategic planning;

  2. Back-Office Services – accounting/bookkeeping, income tax preparation, sales tax preparation, payroll preparation, human resources/personnel management, IT consulting.

 

Call us today at 504-444-2201 for an in-person one-on-one consultation.

MENTORING
PROGRAM

This Initiative helps entrepreneurs start and scale their businesses by providing access to mentors.  Mentors will be existing high-growth entrepreneurs.  Mentors will provide advisement on revenue growth, employee growth, sourcing outside funding and avoiding pitfalls. 

 

Call us today at 504-444-2201 for an in-person one-on-one consultation.

This Initiative provides extensive training and workshops to assist entrepreneurs in accessing the many governmental resources available to small business owners including:

 

  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification

  • HUBZone Certification

  • 8(a) Certification

  • USDA’s Farm Service Agency Programs

  • USDA’s Rural Development Program

GOVERNMENT
PROGRAMS