Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Small businesses are the heartbeat of the Baton Rouge Area economy. BRAC maintains partnerships with the region’s entrepreneurial resources to ensure that every aspiring business owner has the tools necessary for success. Whether your dream is to launch a startup or a grass-roots art movement, BRAC and Baton Rouge are ready to help you see it through.

BRAC Small Business Services

BRAC has dedicated staff to help the region's small businesses get connected to resources, information, and networks to grow. BRAC's small business services program can help your small business with the following:

  • Creating a business plan
  • Small business coaching
  • Obtaining DBE status or other certifications
  • Becoming a vendor for other local businesses
  • Contracting with municipal, state or federal government entities
  • Management consulting
  • Access to capital
  • Market research
  • Workforce development
  • Understanding federal, state and local incentives

Reach out to Chris Spalatin, BRAC's manager of small business services, to get started.

BRAC Business Guides


Small Business Assistance

Minority Business Support


Chris Spalatin

Senior Manager of Small Business and Entrepreneurship
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