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Small Business Development Center

The University's economic development efforts are spearheaded by the Small Business Development Center.  The SBDC is a service center within the Louisiana SBDC.  The SBDC at NSU covers 10 parishes in Central Louisiana including Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon and Winn by providing one on one counseling and group training sessions to help start, grow, or expand their business.  However, the reputation of the NSU SBDC is such that many clients from outside the region seek assistance here rather than from their regional SBDC. 

The NSU SBDC offers services for the entreprenuer looking to start a business including Business Plan Writing, Market Analysis, Feasibility Study, Marketing Plan, Social Media Training, Loan Package Development, Credit Repair Training and many others.

We also provide services for existing business owners that includes Cash Flow Analysis, Sales Model Analysis, Competitive Analysis, Quickbooks Training, Valuation Analysis and others. We can also tailor training sessions or one to one counseling services to your needs.

We have two locations serving Central Louisiana: NSU SBDC-Natchitoches (318-357-5611) in Russell Hall on the NSU Campus and NSU SBDC-Alexandria on Jackson St. (318-484-2123)

You can learn more about us by visiting our LSBDC website at and follow us on Facebook. 


The LSBDC is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Louisiana Economic Development, and Northwestern State University.  All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.  All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.  Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and limited English proficiency (LEP) will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.  For more details contact the NSU Small Business Development Center, Russell Hall, Room 114A, Natchitoches, LA. 71457 at 318-357-5611.