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

The seminar, titled “Starting and Financing Your Business Idea,” will be from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 28, at the Southeast Louisiana Business Center, 1514 Martens Drive.

“This workshop is highly recommended for all individuals interested in determining the feasibility of their business ideas and for those planning to start or who have recently started a small business,” said Sandy Summers, assistant director of the Small Business Development Center.

Topics to be covered include writing a business plan, sources of funds for startup and expansion, small-business resources and required licenses.

Although there is no cost to attend, seating is only guaranteed for preregistered attendees. To register, call (985) 549-3831. Online registration is also available at