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Grants: Small Business Information

Grants information and assistance.

Small Business Resources at the Library

Gale Courses (formerly Learn4Life) for Small Businesses

Dream of owning your own business?  Unsure how to start or what business would be the best fit for you?  Gale Courses (formerly Learn4Life) offers plenty of courses for the budding entrepreneur -- from basic start-up to how to own and run specific business types.  If you want to become a small business owner, Gale Courses is the perfect place to start!

Starting a Business in Baton Rouge

Visit the City of Baton Rouge's website for all the information you need to start your own business in Baton Rouge. Download a business registration application, a checklist for starting a new business, and even apply online.

Financing a Small Business

Looking to start a small business? Most of the time you will not find grants that will fund start-ups for those seeking to start a for-profit business. However, the U.S. Government's Small Business Administration has information on how to organize, fund, and run a small business. For more information, check out U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).



SCORE Baton Rouge is a nonprofit association providing free and confidential business counseling tailored to meet the needs of local small businesses. Learn more about SCORE Baton Rouge's services here.

Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC)


The Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC), U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and Louisiana Economic Development (LED) have partnered to open Business Recovery Centers across Southeast Louisiana. Learn more about LSBDC here.

Wall Street Journal: Small Business Financing

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