Louisiana Launches Digital Platform to Connect Small Business Owners with Resources
Louisiana has launched a new digital platform, Louisiana Business Hub, to connect entrepreneurs and small business owners with resources to help them start and grow their businesses.
The website, managed by Louisiana Economic Development, provides visitors with a searchable database of resource providers offering services ranging from business planning to human resources. The website also features a statewide events calendar containing information about conferences, webinars, and other events of interest to entrepreneurs at every stage of small business ownership.
LED Secretary Don Pierson stated that "this new platform can empower them to take the next step, whether it's applying for a loan or preparing to expand into new markets."
The platform is organized regionally, with separate landing pages for each of the eight economic regions in the state, and has a lead organization for each region.
The Northeast, Northwest, and Capital regions will be the first regions fully populated with resources, with Launch Network and OneSource supporting efforts in the Northeast and Northwest regions, and Nexus LA driving efforts in the Capital region. Lafayette Economic Development Authority and One Acadiana are working with LED to fully launch the Acadiana region later in the year, and LED will collaborate with other lead organizations for future launches in the Bayou, Central, Southeast, and Southwest regions.