The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University, the Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce and SCORE will host a free seminar designed to help people interested in starting a business, a news release said.

“Starting and Financing Your Business Idea” will be from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at 1514 Martens Drive in Hammond. Topics include writing a business plan, sources of funds for startup and expansion, small-business resources and required licenses.

There is no cost to attend. Seating is guaranteed only for preregistered attendees; call (985) 549-3831 or register online at