Small Business Training Underway for Northeast Louisiana

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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Small business training is coming to the ArkLaMiss.

Senior Business Consultants Ryan Piece and Christina Davis joined with Tyler Smith. Source: (KNOE)

Ryan Piece from LDCC and Christina Davis from Louisiana Small Business Development Center came by the studio to discuss the importance of supporting small businesses.

They say any small businesses across Northeast Lousiana are able to survive by staying local and providing the best services or products to people in the community. Davis says when you shop small, you keep the dollars in the community. They say supporting local businesses is the best way to help Monroe and rural areas across Northeast Louisiana.

At the Small Business Training with LDCC and Louisiana Small Business Development, Davis says they plan on teaching the basics on how to start a business. They will also instruct people on how to obtain financial and capital means along with the efforts needed to run the business.

Ryan Piece says partnerships are essential.

“The spirit of collaboration has never been better," Piece said. "And having greater and having great partners over at LDCC is really a great boom for us, getting together and utilizing both of our strengths.”

Davis says Governor John Bel Edwards has proclaimed the month of February as "Rural Outreach Assistance Month" for small businesses.

The small business training is scheduled for Tuesday, February 18, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The training will take place in the Monroe LSBDC campus. It will be simulcast to centers across northeast Louisiana. Those centers include West Monroe, Bastrop, and Ruston, Tallulah, Lake Providence and Winnsboro locations.

The event is free and open to the public.

To register, go on their website.