Small Business Development

Business Opportunity Grant (BOG)

The Business Opportunity Grant is to provide assistance to small businesses for upgrade of equipment up to $2,500.

Applicants must have been in business for more than one (1) year, must have completed an entrepreneur training class if in business less than three years, and must provide 10% matching fund for project. In-complete applications will not be reviewed.

Submission Deadline:

Business Opportunity Grant Application Business Opportunity Grant Application (47 KB)

You may also pick-up a grant application at Southern University at Shreveport Center for Business and Community Development.locations; Metro Center located 610 Texas Street Shreveport, LA inside the Intake Center and Southern University at Shreveport Business and Community Development Center 4646 Hilry Huckaby III Ave, Shreveport, LA 71107.

Virtual Business Information

Southern University at Shreveport introduces a program designed to assist small business owners who wish to enjoy the staffing, meeting rooms, and other benefits of having office space without leasing an office. The Virtual Business Program offers the convenience and efficiency of having a business location existence without actually having one. Our focus is to help other businesses in the surrounding areas maintain a presence in the Shreveport / Bossier City community. You will be supplied with a business and fax phone number to be used for your specific business needs. Your incoming calls will be answered with the option of having the calls forwarded directly to you or sent to you via text or email. Conference rooms are available to you upon reservation between normal business hours.

A completed application along with all requirements listed returned to Southern University at Shreveport with the first monthly payment of One Hundred Twenty-five dollars ($125.00). No deposit is required.

Virtual Business Opportunity Application Virtual Business Opportunity Application (0 KB)

  • Dept. of Small Business Development
    4646 Hilry Huckaby III Ave
    Shreveport, La 71107
    Phone: 318.670.9700
    Fax: 318.670.9709