Local Resource Providers

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROVIDERS

 

4.0 Schools

643 Magazine Street
NOLA 70130
www.4pt0.org

Finds, trains and invests in passionate people solving the most important challenges in education. 4.0 Schools build communities around entrepreneurs and their ventures to help them grow their ideas into successful, sustainable organizations.

 

Alliance of Minority Contractors (AMC)

7240 Crowder Boulevard
NOLA 70127
www.namcnational.org

AMC assists members with building capacity by providing access to opportunity, advocacy and contractor development training. The organization advocates for policy and legislation that empower and support minority contractors.

 

Transcendent Legal

1441 Canal Street
NOLA 70112
my.transcendentlegal.com

Transcendent Legal is an innovative IT-driven model for the practice of law in the Gulf South Region. Experience. Responsible. Flexible Billing Arrangements. Efficient Professionals. The firm’s focus is to give clients real-time access to documents, budgets, invoices, project milestones and beyond via Transcendent’s state-of-the-art web platform.

 

Venturewalk Business Service

1831 Manhattan Blvd Ste F-307
Harvey, LA 70058
www.venturewalk.com

VentureWalk is a forward-thinking entrepreneur and business development company dedicated to growing small businesses by connecting their models, message and mission to the money.

 

WIT New Orleans

www.neworleanswit.org

The mission of New Orleans WIT is to improve the industry landscape for women in tech with a community-based approach to mentoring, professional development and career advancement.

 

Walker’s Legacy

www.walkerslegacy.com

Walker’s Legacy is a professional collective that works to promote the career advancement, skill sets and networks of women in business and women entrepreneurs.

 

New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW)

515 Girod Street
NOLA 70130
www.noew.org

 

Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center – New Orleans

700 Churchill Parkway
Avondale, LA 70094
www.ptac.louisiana.edu

Provides specialized and professional assistance to individuals and businesses wanting to learn about, actively seeking or currently performing under contracts and subcontracts with the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal agencies and state and local governments.

 

SCORE New Orleans

365 Canal Street
NOLA 70130
www.neworleans.score.org

Offers one-on-one business counseling and training workshops aimed at helping small business owners succeed.

 

LiftFund Microlender

3330 N Causeway Blvd Ste 446
Metairie, LA 70002
www.neworleans.liftfund.com

Provides small business loans to those who do not have access to capital from typical lending sources, such as traditional banks. Along with vital small business loans, LiftFund provides educational services at no cost to borrowers, which are essential to foster self-sufficiency.

 

Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana

537 Cajundome Blvd Ste 132
Lafayette, LA 70506
www.mepol.org

The experts at MEPOL provide targeted needs assessment, consulting and technical assistance to strengthen and enhance their clients’ manufacturing businesses. MEPOL collaborates with public and private resources to provide smart, innovative and sustainable solutions that allow their clients to work and compete smarter.

 

Fund 17

1000 N Broad Street
NOLA 70119
www.fund17.org

Provides specialized and professional assistance to individuals and businesses wanting to learn about, actively seeking or currently performing under contracts and subcontracts with the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal agencies and state and local governments.

 

Getting Down to Business (Small Business IDA Program)

201 St Charles Avenue Ste 2312
NOLA 70170
www.capitalone.com

Annual business education, mentorship and savings program for emerging local business owners. The program offers a cash match to participants and has business plan and business pitch competitions.

 

LaunchPad

643 Magazine Street Ste 102
NOLA 70130
www.lp.co

A membership organization that supports startup businesses using a collaborative approach. Launch Pad offers co-working space and educational programming.

 

TruFund Financial Services

935 Gravier Street Ste 1120
NOLA 70112
www.trufund.org

TruFund provides opportunities for underserved small businesses and low-income communities to thrive.

 

Woodforest Bank

1901 Tchoupitoulas Street
NOLA 70130
www.woodforest.com

Provides innovative financial solutions and hands-on technical assistance to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations.

 

10,000 Small Businesses – Delgado Community College

615 City Park Drive
NOLA 70119
www.dcc.edu

Advanced business education accelerator for early-stage to mature level businesses. The three-month program hosted by Delgado Community College provides curriculum developed by leading national institutions and professional support to aid in business growth.

 

Urban League of Greater New Orleans

4640 S Carrollton Avenue Ste 230
NOLA 70119
www.urbanleaguela.org

Provides critical resources and support to DBE, women-owned and small firm contracting companies, including a full service technology lab with state-of-the-art large-scale plotter/printer. Leading electronic estimating and project management software is provided. Monthly training workshops. Also available is a “plan room” with plans and specifications of current public projects.

 

Urban League of Greater New Orleans – Women Resource Center

4640 S Carrollton Avenue Ste 210
NOLA 70119
www.urbanleaguela.org

Offers free personalized business consulting services, assistance with accessing capital and help with developing a comprehensive business plan; also free or low-cost training resources including the “Start-up Institute” a business training program for startups and early stage businesses.

 

Good Work Network

2000 Oretha C Haley Blvd
NOLA 70113
www.goodworknetwork.org

Provides diverse business development services to minority- and women-owned businesses throughout the region. Offices in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

 

Greater New Orleans Inc.

1100 Poydras Street Ste 3475
NOLA 70163
www.gnoinc.org

Greater New Orleans, Inc. is a regional economic development alliance serving the 10-parish region of Southeast Louisiana. Concierge services for companies when deciding where to locate or launch your business. Project management, demographic/marketing reports, planning support and post-relocation support.

 

The Idea Village

515 Girod Street
NOLA 70130
www.ideavillage.org

The Idea Village works to identify, support and retain entrepreneurial talent in New Orleans. The Idea Village sponsors New Orleans Entrepreneur Week.

 

The Network for Economic Opportunity

1340 Poydras Street Ste 1800
NOLA 70112
www.thenetworkneworleans.org

The Network has developed a long-term strategy that holds equity as a principal for corridor revitalization. It includes the public sector, small businesses, anchor institutions, philanthropy, nonprofits, and residents working together, across sectors — as partners and investors — to create better economic and social outcomes for corridor residents. The Network connects major institutions, like hospitals and universities; bridges residents to new opportunities; and aligns business priorities with community priorities.

 

Louisiana Economic Development (LED)

617 N 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
www.opportunitylouisiana.com

Provides diverse assistance to existing businesses, advocating for competitive advantages for Louisiana businesses. Updated info on tax and permitting requirements and state business incentives; small business training programs; the CEO Roundtable leadership program.

 

Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC)

3330 N Causeway Boulevard
Metairie, LA 70002
www.lsbdc.org

Provides quality free or low-cost one-on-one business consulting, training workshops and informational resources to help businesses start, grow and succeed. Locations through-out Louisiana.

 

Women Business Enterprise Council (WBEC) South

2800 Veterans Memorial Blvd Ste 180
Metairie, LA 70002
www.wbecsouth.org

WBEC is a leader in business development for female entrepreneurs; the organization processes all of WBENC’s business certifications, in addition to providing skills- and business-building programs.

 

Propeller

4035 Washington Avenue
NOLA 70125
www.gopropeller.org

Local incubator for socially innovative ventures. Propeller provides diverse support and incubator space for local entrepreneurs.

 

LZ Nola

625 Celeste Street
NOLA 70130
www.lznola.com

Provides diverse assistance to existing businesses, advocating for competitive advantages for Louisiana businesses. Updated info on tax and permitting requirements and state business incentives; small business training programs; and the CEO Roundtable leadership program.

 

SUNO – New Orleans Media Arts Institute

6400 Press Drive
NOLA 70126
www.suno.edu

Offers workshops and free consulting services to fuel the establishment and growth of small businesses, primarily in New Orleans East.

 

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

365 Canal Street
NOLA 70130
www.sba.gov

The programs are many and varied, and the qualifications for each are specific. SBA can help facilitate a loan for you with a third-party lender, guarantee a bond, or help you find venture capital. Understanding how SBA works is the first step towards receiving assistance.

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

 

Asian Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana

700 Camp Street
NOLA 70129
www.asianchamberlouisi.com

Promotes awareness and legislative advocacy at all levels of government for local Asian-owned businesses. ACCL assists its members with diverse services that help them to grow and operate efficient and effectively.

 

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana

1515 Poydras Street Ste 1010
NOLA 70112
www.hccl.biz

The HCCL provides business education workshops, technical assistance, linguistic training and more.

 

Jefferson Chamber of Commerce

3421 N Causeway Blvd Ste 203
Metairie, LA 70002
www.jeffersonchamber.org

Provides diverse business growth assistance and opportunities for member businesses to build relationships with other businesses in the community.

 

New Orleans Chamber of Commerce

1515 Poydras Street Ste 1010
NOLA 70112
www.neworleanschamber.org

Provides members with the opportunities to build mutually beneficial partnerships within the city of New Orleans.

 

New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce

6600 Plaza Drive Ste 305
NOLA 70127
www.norbchamber.org

Empowers and sustains the African American business community through entrepreneurship and economic development activity.

 

St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce

100 Port Blvd Ste 10
Chalmette, LA 70043
www.stbernardchamber.org

The St. Bernard Chamber has approximately 200 members representing over 4,800 employees. They host 22+ networking and membership events annually and provide resources and support to help member businesses grow and prosper.

 

East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce

1808 Front Street
Slidell, LA 70458
www.estchamber.com

Come together for monthly programs, committees and annual events while promoting business, addressing issues of common concern, and helping to contribute to the growth and prosperity of the region by working with other Chamber coalition partners, legislative representatives, and community and civic organizations.

 

St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce

610 Hollycrest Boulevard
Covington, LA 70433
www.sttammanychamber.org

Supports member businesses through providing peer-to-peer networking opportunities, educating the public at large on issues of importance and advocating for favorable laws within the state legislature.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROVIDERS

 

A Shared Initiative ASII ASI Federal Credit Union

5508 Citrus Boulevard
Harahan, LA 70123
www.asharedinitiative.org

Nonprofit dedicated to addressing two main issues: the lack of access to affordable capital for small business owners and micro-entrepreneurs and the barriers to sustainable homeownership in New Orleans.

 

Capital One Bank

www.capitalone.com

Consumer, small business and commercial loans at branch locations throughout the region.

 

Chase Bank

www.chase.com

Consumer, small business and commercial loans at branch locations throughout the region.

 

Community Development Capital

228 St Charles Avenue Ste 1404
NOLA 70130
www.cdcapital.org

CDC’s mission is to transform low-wealth communities by developing and utilizing innovative financing products to bring affordable and accessible capital, technical assistance and construction management to developers and entrepreneurs.

 

Fund 17

1000 N Broad Street
NOLA 70119
www.fund17.org

Provides specialized and professional assistance to individuals and businesses wanting to learn about, actively seeking or currently performing under contracts and subcontracts with the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal agencies and state and local governments.

 

Hope Federal Credit Union

1726 Oretha C Haley Blvd
NOLA 70113
www.hopecu.org

Provides affordable, responsible financial products and services to families and businesses across the Midsouth.

 

Kiva Microloans

www.kiva.org

Online loans via a crowdfunding platform.

 

Newcorp Business Assistance Center

1700 St Bernard Avenue
NOLA 70122

www.newcorpinc.com

NewCorp offers a vast array of loan products that are funded through federal, state and local government agency programs and initiatives, private foundations and the New Orleans City Council.

 

The NO/LA Angel Network

PO Box 751101
NOLA 70175
www.nolaangelnetwork.org

The NO/LA Angel Network is a group of accredited investors from New Orleans and throughout Louisiana who work together to evaluate, fund and nurture early-stage companies. The members make individual decisions to invest in high-growth Louisiana-based businesses.