The Louisiana Small Business Development Centers offer a wealth of free resources, including marketing data. Offices are located statewide. The two in the Slidell/St. Tammany Parish area are at Southeastern Louisiana Universtiy and in Metairie, as follows:
LSBDC at Southeastern Louisiana University
1514 Martens Dr.
The SLU office offers free consultations at its office in Hammond and at the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce in Slidell.
LSBDC-Greater New Orleans Region
3330 N. Causeway Blvd.
East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce
118 West Hall Ave.
Slidell, LA 70461
Score offers a free and confidential source of small business mentoring and coaching. It is a non-profit association of more than 12000 business experts who volunteer as mentors. In addition to mentoring and coaching, SCORE also provides low cost workshops nationwide. www.score.org.
The Northlake chapter is located at the St. Tammany Parish Public Library in Mandeville. www.scorens.org
Free mentoring services are offered at the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce.
Growing Your Business, by Mark LeBlanc. Short, easy read on marketing tips.
Sales is Not a Dirty Word, by TIffanie Z. Lyon, MBA
TV Show: Your Business, 6:30am (CST), Sundays on MSNBC
U.S. Trademark office: uspto.gov
Wills and Estates/Probate
See our Wills and Estates/Probate page for indepth analysis of real life scenarios.
Be sure to review the Real Estate Law page on this website for resources.
Landlocked, But Not Out of Luck-Brochure on rights of landlocked landowner to hookup to the utilities on his neighbor’s property.
Louisiana Real Estate Commission Purchase Agreement form
Buying Your Home
Home Closing 101
Mobile Apps to assist in the home buying process
These charts are offered to assist you in compiling information in one place for ease of management and as a convenient source of information in case of damage or destruction to your personal documents. Therefore, keep a copy in a file at home, in your safe deposit box, in your strong box and/or other safe place and give a backup copy to a trusted person. The effort you make now when time is not rushed will come back to you tenfold when the need arises to refer to the chart for information. The value of this resource to you will be immediately appreciated with its first use, even if it is your one and only use of the information. Just ask someone who has suffered a catastrophe or casualty how invaluable it is to have the information cumulated in one document and stored in a safe place.
The charts will also be an invaluable source of information for your spouse, children or other loved ones in managing your affairs or establishing your estate. It would therefore be important to either give a copy to your executor or loved one, or let him or her know where your copy is stored. The value of this list for those administering your affairs or handling your estate cannot be overstated. Without this list, untold hours of time will be extended and unnecessary expenses will be incurred. By keeping this list you are letting your loved ones know you value their assistance and time they will devote to you and your affairs.
We’d be glad to mail any of the following business pamphlets to you. Just send us an email with “legal pamphlets” in the subject line. Be sure to include your name and address and the title of the pamphlet(s) you want. We won’t add you to our email list for our firm newsletter unless you sign up for it on this website.
- Do I Need A Will?
- What You Should Know About Guardianship, Living Wills, And Powers of Attorney For Older People and Their Families
- Community Property-What is Mine? What is Yours?
- What To Do When a Loved One Dies
- Doing Business as a Limited Liability Company
- Collecting Accounts Receivable & Business Debts
- Protecting Your Investment in Intellectual Property: Trade Secrets, Business Names, Trademarks, Service Marks, Publications and Inventions
- Protecting Your Company’s Legal Health
- Rights of the Fired Employee: Employment at Will
- Firing Employees
- What You Should Know About Exercising Your Rights As An Employee
- What You Should Know About Rights as a Landlord or Tenant
- Gathering Your Personal Information & Documents with a Personal Organizer
- What You Should Know About Your Legal Health
- What You Should Know About Buying a Home
- Why you need title insurance
- What To Do If You Are In An Auto Accident
- What You Should Know About Obtaining Compensation For Your Personal Injuries
- Preparing to be A Witness
- The Judicial System
- What You Should Know About Marriage and the Law
- Divorce-Who Gets Custody? Who Pays Support?
- What You Should Know About Divorce
- When You Can’t Pay Your Debts
- Equal Credit Opportunity
- Identity Theft-What Can You Do to Protect Yourself?
- What You Should Know About Identity Theft