|SOUTHEASTERN’S SMALL BUSINESS CENTER OFFERS WORKSHOPS ON SBA DISASTER
HAMMOND -- Southeastern
Louisiana University’s Small Business Development Center will offer another
round of workshops designed to assist area businesses in completing applications
for the Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Program.
Workshops are scheduled
Monday, Sept. 26 through Friday, Sept. 30, in Tangipahoa, Washington, Livingston
and St. Tammany parishes.
“The SBA Disaster Loan
Program is designed to provide assistance to businesses in a declared disaster
area that have suffered damage or loss of sales due to the hurricane,”
said William Joubert, director of the center. He said business center staff
have been trained in filing disaster loan applications and can guide individuals
through the process.
The workshops are scheduled
-- Monday, Sept. 26, 9
a.m. – noon, Southeast Louisiana Business Center, 1514 Martens Drive, Hammond;
-- Tuesday, Sept. 27, 9
a.m. – noon; and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Bogalusa, Chamber of Commerce, 608 Willis
-- Wednesday, Sept. 28,
9 a.m. – noon; and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Fontainebleau Jr. High School, 100
Bulldog Drive, Mandeville;
-- Thursday, Sept. 29,
9 a.m. – noon; and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Louisiana DOTD Federal Credit Union,
1620 South Range Ave., Denham Springs;
-- Friday, Sept. 30, 9
a.m. – noon, St. Tammany Parish Library Slidell Branch, 555 Robert Blvd.,
Participants should bring
any available information regarding their businesses, including income
tax returns, balance sheets, profit and loss statements, descriptions of
damage and proof of insurance.
The workshops are free,
but participants are urged to register. For more information, contact the
SBDC at 985-549-3831 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-sponsors of the workshops
include the Chambers of Commerce of Bogalusa, Denham Springs, Hammond and
St. Tammany West; the Dixie Development Center, Livingston Economic Development
Council, LA DOTD Federal Credit Union, Hammond Industrial Development Board,
St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation, Tangipahoa Economic Development
Foundation, and Washington Industrial Development Foundation.