Locate & Expand

Small Business Growth

Small businesses are the driving force of the New Orleans economy. The New Orleans Business Alliance helps entrepreneurs grow and expand their businesses through initiatives, and a combination of powerful online business tools. We are especially interested in growing businesses owned by entrepreneurs of color and women.

In addition to growth-oriented initiatives and valuable tools, the Business Alliance Small Business Growth team engages anchor institutions along with larger corporate entities and public agencies to create quality opportunities for small business owners.

We also provide assistance to neighborhood business organizations and stakeholders of commercial corridors, including distressed areas of the city where organizations work to bring business and commerce back to the city’s high-impact communities.

Explore our tools below, and if you’re ready, check out the InvestNOLA initiative. If you have questions or need assistance with growing your business contact our small business professionals at sbed@nolaba.org.


Supplier Diversity Certifications offer many benefits for small businesses by creating access to contracting opportunities with municipal, state, federal, and corporate organizations looking to diversify their supply chains.

Business Lifecycle

The business life cycle is the progression of a business and its phases over time, and is most commonly divided into five stages: Startup, Established, Early Growth, High Growth, and Maturity.

New Orleans Business Alliance is here to help you every step of the way. Explore our comprehensive toolkit to learn how we can help you take your business from an idea to a successful reality.

Our Toolbox

Business Insight Tool

Find local information from this powerful, comprehensive tool to make smarter, faster decisions.

Startup Established Early Growth Maturity

Crescent City Biz Connector

Whether you are just starting out or well on the way to success, find the right resources to keep your business growing and thriving.

Startup Established Early Growth

Opportunities Portal

We seek to support business by providing access to procurement opportunities in both public and private sectors.

Established Early Growth


InvestNOLA helps to scale eligible minority-owned and women-owned small businesses with high-growth potential.

Established Early Growth
1250 Poydras St., Suite 2150
New Orleans, LA 70113
info@nolaba.org | 504.934.4500