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Louisiana Tax Workshops, Meetings and Seminars

If you live near a state line, please look for tax workshops, meetings and seminars in nearby cities of the bordering state.

Starting and Financing a Small Business

This workshop is highly recommended for all individuals interested in determining the feasibility of their business idea, planning to start or have recently started a small business, seeking a small business loan, or wanting to learn more about business planning.

Topics include:

  • Writing a business plan
  • Sources of funds for start-up and expansion
  • Small business resources
  • Required licenses

Federal taxes will also be addressed briefly. Speakers vary. IRS Stakeholder Liaison works in partnership with the LA Small Business Development Center to provide small business materials for these workshops.
Registration: Visit the Louisiana Small Business Development Center website for locations, times, registration and fees.
Sponsored by: LA Small Business Development Center

How to Form and Register Your Business

Proper licenses and permits are necessary to operate a business. This seminar teaches how to obtain permits and licenses. Federal tax topics such as how to obtain tax ID numbers will also be discussed.

The seminar examines the differences between:

  • "C" and "S" Corporations
  • Sole proprietorships
  • Partnerships
  • LLCs

Elements that business structures are based on are discussed such as taxes, ownership, responsibility, control, risk, operation and employee requirements.

Through these discussions you will obtain:

  • Advantages and disadvantages of each Legal Structure
  • A Legal Structure Quiz
  • Filing forms for selecting an Organizational Structure are provided


Location: 3330 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 447, Metairie, LA 70002
Registration: Visit the Louisiana Small Business Development Center website or call 504-831-3730
Speaker(s): Al Overman, Business Consultant. Fee: $30
Sponsored by: LA Small Business Development Center

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 28-Sep-2015