Ascension Parish Library

Find unlimited resources, downloads, and a list of available small business counseling seminars.

708 S. Irma Blvd.
Gonzales, LA 70737


Microbusiness Enterprise Corporation of Ascension (MBECA)

The Microbusiness Enterprise Corporation of Ascension (MBECA) is an entrepreneurship development center which offers a variety of specialized training and technical assistance programs to individuals interested in starting a business, improving an existing business, or gaining management training to improve their marketability in the workplace.

P.O. Box 220
Prairieville, LA 70769


US Small Business Administration (S.B.A.)

The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses by helping to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.

365 Canal Street, Suite 2820

New Orleans, LA

Phone: 504-589-6685


Service Corps of Retired Executives (S.C.O.R.E.)

SCORE Baton Rouge is a nonprofit association providing free and confidential business counseling tailored to meet the needs of small business and their personal objectives. SCORE Baton Rouge also offers periodic seminars and workshops (for a modest fee to cover expenses) for both start-up entrepreneurs and small businesses already in operation.

7117 Florida Blvd.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806


Louisiana Business & Technology Center

The Louisiana Business & Technology Center (LBTC), an integral part of the E. J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University, endeavors to enhance economic development in Louisiana through the support of existing small businesses and the development of new businesses.

LSU South Campus
8000 GSRI Avenue, Bldg. 3000
Baton Rouge, LA 70820


LED Small & Emerging Business Development Program

Find valuable programs and competitive incentives to help your business succeed. Also check our Additional Resources for state and local contact information and useful downloads.

1051 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5239

Ascension Parish Library SCORE Seminars:

Small Business Guide 2018
A comprehensive guide to taxes, permits, trademarks, licenses, zoning, etc.

Free Business Advice
Ascension Parish Library and SCORE – Baton Rouge offer free, on-site counseling in Ascension Parish for new business start-ups and mentoring for existing businesses.

Starting and Financing a Small Business
This two-hour seminar is designed for individuals who want to learn what it takes to start and run a successful small business.