Regional Business Development and Training
Service Corps of Retired Executives - Counselors of America
SCORE Counselors are available through the Chamber and offer free and confidential business counseling on Thursdays at the Chamber Plaza, 400 Edwards Street. SCORE, a program of the Small Business Administration, also presents a “Going to Business” workshop every 90 days. Workshop participants receive information on preparing business plans and learn of available resources for start-up businesses. SCORE Counselors are retired business executives with expertise in the area of accounting, finance, law, service, retail, manufacturing and human resources. For more information or to schedule appointments with a SCORE Counselor contact the Chamber at 318-677-2500.
For more than 25 years, the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce has been identifying and preparing future leaders through the Greater Shreveport Leadership Program. Program Participants meet monthly and travel as a group to various locations throughout the community to experience our area’s rich history and to become better acquainted with entities and issues related to government affairs, education, economic development, transportation, communications, small business and healthcare. Graduates of this tuition-based program assume active roles in the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce and become involved in the development of initiatives that bring solutions to community challenges. Applications to participate are accepted annually. Click here for more information and an application for consideration. Contact Member Services at 318-677-2547.
The Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce and the LSBDC have a strong relationship to direct you with assistance in your business needs. Are you an aspiring business owner or established entrepreneur? LSBDC is here to help you. 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. Visit our online calendar for upcoming training sessions.