I think it’s imperative for entrepreneurs to know that there is help available to assist you with fostering your dreams and starting your very own business no matter what your economic status is or your education level. The key to finding assistance is you have to know where to look for these wonderful opportunities. To that end, look no further the information is listed below.

Idea Village

The Idea Village formalized in 2002 as an independent 501(c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission to identify, support and retain entrepreneurial talent in New Orleans by providing business resources to high-impact ventures. The Idea Village is an independent organization whose attitude is best exemplified by our mantra: “Trust Your Crazy Ideas.”


Idea Village
515 Girod Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 304-3284

Louisiana Economic Development

Louisiana Economic Development is responsible for strengthening the state’s business environment and creating a more vibrant Louisiana economy.LED carries out these responsibilities by increasing the state’s economic competitiveness, cultivating Louisiana’s top regional economic development assets, enhancing the competitiveness of local communities, helping retain and expand existing businesses, developing national-caliber business recruitment capabilities, telling the story of Louisiana’s economic renaissance and cultivating small business and entrepreneurship.


Louisiana Economic Development
1051 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5239
800.450.8115 | 225.342.3000

Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC Network)

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC Network) provides low- or no-cost guidance and training for small business owners and potential owners.  Part of a statewide network supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Louisiana Economic Development and the host universities; the LSBDC serves Louisiana businesses through confidential counseling, group training, and business information resources.

Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC Network)

Established as a 501(c) (3) in 2001, Good Work Network is the primary provider of business development services for the small community-based businesses that support families and sustain communities. Good Work Network educates, coaches and supports these smaller businesses to help them improve their skills, realize their full potential and become active participants in the local economy. Through its programs and services, Good Work Network works to expand the local economy by building minority and women owned businesses. It envisions a community where the economy is diverse and inclusive and where all dedicated and competent entrepreneurs have access to the resources they need to succeed.

New Orleans Chamber of Commerce

We’re the people and companies that make New Orleans the most unique city in America. Chamber membership connects you with a network of New Orleanians who are as serious about work as they are about play. There’s no better time to be in business in New Orleans.


New Orleans Chamber of Commerce
1515 Poydras St. STE 1010
New Orleans, LA  70112
(504) 799-4260 Fax: (504) 799-4259

Jefferson Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber’s mission has remained constant-to work for the advancement of the business community; to enhance the economic, civic, and cultural environment; and to improve the quality of life in Jefferson Parish.


Jefferson Chamber of Commerce

3421 North Causeway Boulevard
Metairie, LA 70002-3731
(504) 835-3880

River Region Parish Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber’s mission is to serve and represent all business in St. Charles, St. John and St. James Parishes. We will be additive to and supportive of other business development and community service organizations in the parishes.


River Region Parish Chamber of Commerce

301 W. Airline Hwy., Ste. 201

LaPlace, LA 70068

Office: (985) 359-9777

Fax: (985) 359-9778

Baton Rouge Black Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Baton Rouge Black Chamber of Commerce is to develop the foundation and infrastructure that will provide its members with access to success.

Baton Rouge Black Chamber
Main Office
263 3rd Street Suite 704
Baton Rouge, LA  70801
Phone: 225-372-2617
Fax: 225-343-4247
Email our staff at:

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Louisiana

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana is a non-profit organization in existence since 1984 committed to creating and facilitating a business climate within the Hispanic community which will result in economic development and progress for Louisiana. Included within our Mission Statement is a dedication to the expansion of trade relations between the State of Louisiana and Latin America.


Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Louisiana

1515 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70112-3756
(504) 885-4262

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