Program to help start up a business

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University will host “Starting and Financing Your Business Idea” from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Southeast Louisiana Business Center, 1514 Martens Drive, in Hammond.

“This workshop is highly recommended for all individuals interested in determining the feasibility of their business idea, planning to start or who have recently started a small business, are seeking a small business loan, or wanting to learn more about business planning,” said Sandy Summers, assistant director of the Small Business Development Center.

Summers said topics of discussion include writing a business plan, sources of funds for start-up and expansion, small business resources, and required licenses.

To register, send an email to, or call (985) 549-3831.