Free Business Counseling

The Crowley Chamber of Commerce continues to work to create strong service partnerships onbehalf of the small business community in Crowley and Acadia Parish. The Chamber is privileged to partner with the Small Business Development Center at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL SBDC).
The ULL SBDC provides assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs throughout the Acadiana Region. The Advisors can help entrepreneurs realize the dream of business ownership and help existing businesses remain competitive in a complex, ever-changing global marketplace. SBDC advisors provide aspiring and current small business owners a variety of free business consulting and low-cost training services including: business plan development, manufacturing assistance, financial packaging and lending assistance, exporting and importing support, disaster recovery assistance, procurement and contracting aid, market research help, 8(a) program support, and healthcare guidance.
Starting in January, the Crowley Chamber will host an SBDC advisor on the third Wednesday of every month. Business owners are encouraged to schedule an appointment for a free and confidential one-on-one business advising. These appointments will be conveniently held in the offices of the Crowley Chamber, located at 11 North Parkerson. This service is provided at no cost to Small Business owners and does not require Chamber membership.

To learn more about how the SBDC can help your business or to arrange an appointment, contact the Crowley Chamber at 337-788-0177 or email

To contact the SBDC directly:

Small Business Development Center
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Heidi Melancon, Director
2250 Johnston Street, 2nd Floor
Lafayette, LA 70503