Local Chambers of Commerce

Monroe Chamber of Commerce
The Monroe Chamber of Commerce is a business trade association that serves as a policy advocate for business on the local, state and federal level, builds coalitions among businesses, and supports local business leaders.

West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce
The West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based organization consisting of businesses both large and small, non-profit organizations and individuals.

Small Business Resources

Better Business Bureau of Monroe
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is a non-profit organization that helps people find businesses, brands, and charities they can trust. Small businesses can apply for accreditation through the BBB. On this site, users are able to search BBB Business Profiles and Charity Reports for free.

Business Emergency Preparedness Guide
From the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), this publication provides information on how businesses can plan for weather-related and man-made emergencies. The publication includes information on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and the Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center (LA BEOC).

Launch Network
Launch Network’s mission is to help small businesses thrive across North Louisiana. They provide entrepreneurs and small business owners with free, easy access to the vital assistance, resources, and information they need—when they need it.

Louisiana Small Business Association
Louisiana Small Business Association (LSBA) is a non-profit trade association representing the interests of small businesses in the state of Louisiana. LSBA lobbies the state legislature and executive governing bodies and maintains relationships with the regulatory agencies that affect Louisiana’s small businesses. LSBA is also an educational resource for state and federal laws and regulations that affect business.

Louisiana Small Business Development Center
The LSBDC provides no-cost, confidential consulting assistance that can help small businesses evaluate business ideas, prepare marketing strategies, determine financing needs, develop a loan proposal, conduct industry and market research, and create an actionable business plan. LSBDC also provides access to their Online Resource Library, to find tools, templates, and research on a wide variety of business issues including business planning, finance, management, taxes, accounting and more.

US Small Business Agency, Louisiana District
The US Small Business Agency, also known as the SBA, is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.