Welcome to LSBDC
Greater New Orleans Region at Xavier University
We offer no-cost confidential business consulting and affordable workshops to new entrepreneurs and existing business owners.
With expertise in accessing capital, developing loan packages, and funding proposals, we are focused on strategies to adapt and thrive in the evolving marketplace. Our consultants assist business owners with new growth opportunities, financial management, marketing and research, e-commerce, and cybersecurity.
We have 15 years of disaster response and recovery experience with expertise in Federal and State financial recovery programs and assistance. Additional specialties include disaster preparedness, business resiliency, sustainability planning, culinary and restaurants, seafood, music, retail, and international trade.
The regional center serves Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, and St. John the Baptist parishes.
“The services provided by the LSBDC have been instrumental in the success and growth of our company,” Perez said
“The LSBDC was able to provide us with the resources, mentorship and access to systems that helped us find funding,” Meridith said.
“The LSBDC has been a savior on many occasions offering not only great business advice but also provides words of encouragement.” - Nikki Robichaux, Owner
The LSBDC Greater New Orleans and Bayou Region partners with local organizations including economic development agencies, Parishes, Chambers of Commerce, Community Organizations, Businesses and Lending Institutions to provide consulting and training to entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout Greater New Orleans and the Bayou region.