Founded by the National Urban League * Business Roundtable * Stonehenge Capital LLC *  Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses* Urban League of Greater New Orleans

The New Orleans Business Resource & Entrepreneurship Center

The Business Resource & Entrepreneurship Center (BREC) partners with private, public and nonprofit resources to build strong, sustainable and successful businesses in New Orleans and surrounding parishes. Small businesses create wealth, develop new and higher paying jobs and contribute to Louisiana's economic health. 

The BREC offers free or low-cost assistance and business training under one roof.  An assistance center for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, Capital One Bank Small Business and  Louisiana Economic Development.  BREC also helps businesses qualify and participate in the state's Small & Emerging Business Development (SEBD) program.

Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance often refers to what most people consider standard business assistance. At the Business Resource & Entrepreneurship Center there is a variety mentoring and assistance available through one-on-one consulting, group classes and referrals to tailored programs.  Programs for established owners may be focused in improving or expanding their business.  Experienced business consultants can outline a plan of action to suit your needs.  Business organization & registration, management, finance, QuickBooks, marketing or applying for a business loan BREC is here to help.

The Sponsors

The BREC partners with the National Urban League, Goldman SachsBusiness Roundtable and the White House National Economic Council. The National Urban League and the Urban League of Greater New Orleans are also non-profit partners with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business initiative.

Who is Eligible?

New and existing small business owners who live or work in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, St. John the Baptist, Plaquemines, Terrebonne, St. Charles or St. Bernard Parishes.

Free Grants for Businesses?

Free grants for business start-up are not available now. Free grants generally support the activities of non-profit organizations or scientific research and development.  See SBA's  Facts About Government Grants.

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