The Small Business Development Certification Program assists economically challenged landowners in creating and strengthening agricultural businesses. This educational program includes courses that develop and improve upon the professional skills of Louisiana small entrepreneurs and farmers.
Levels of Certification
Participants will earn a certificate after receiving initial counseling, attending classes, completing all required legal document action, and passing an on-site visit.
After completing Level One requirements, participants complete a business and marketing plan to earn Level Two certification.
After completing Level One and Two requirements, participants who demonstrate continuous operation development will be able to seek additional certifications through other governmental entities.
- Starting or Expanding a Business
- Selecting A Business Structure
- Business Management and Stewardship
- Breaking the Leading Code
- Credit Ready
- Youth Entrepreneurship
- Social Media Tools and Techniques
- Business Marketing
- Business Technology
- Managing Risk/ Disaster Business Planning
- Building A Leadership Team
Our success is built on fostering and encouraging participation in innovation and entrepreneurship and the growth of socially or economically disadvantaged persons and the sustainability of small businesses.