The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University will hold a free seminar Tuesday designed to help residents interested in starting a business.

Co-sponsored with Northshore SCORE, the seminar titled “Starting and Financing Your Business Idea” will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Southeast Louisiana Business Center located at 1514 Martens Drive, Hammond.

“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. It would also be helpful for anyone seeking a small business loan or wanting to learn more about business planning,” said Sandy Summers, assistant director of the Small Business Development Center.

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

Brandy Boudreaux, of Louisiana SBDC at Southeastern, is the scheduled guest speaker.

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