LOUISIANA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
617 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5239
800.450.8115 | 225.342.3000
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I find business assistance in my area?
Throughout Louisiana, there are several organizations available to assist you with your business. If there is a specific type of assistance you are looking for, explore our Grow a Business page for a brief description of the different resource providers. You can also browse our Regional Resources to see what is available near you.
How do I get a small business loan?
Small business loans can be secured by contacting accredited lending institutions (including banks, credit unions, and micro-lenders) and completing a loan package. Free assistance to develop a loan package can be found at a Louisiana Small Business Development Center.
What incentives or tax credits are available for my small business?
Do I need a license or permit to start my business?
Businesses are subject to permitting and licensing requirements at the local, state and federal levels. Information about required licenses and permits can be found through your local parish and city governments, and through the Louisiana Secretary of State.