Business Consultant

Job Description:

  • Interview and assess client needs.
  • Provide counseling or e-counseling that includes feasibility, financial, regulatory, and operational guidance and technical assistance on the various aspects of starting and expanding a successful small business including, but not limited to:
    • Analyzing the specific business and industry data in finance, marketing, management and operations
    • Providing guidance in the development of business plans and financial packages, calculating and interpreting historical and projected financial ratios
    • Preparing pro forma cash flow and financial statements
    • Troubleshooting to identify problems and areas for improvement
    • Providing guidance on expansion to include employment requirements, foreign markets, government contracting, and technology commercialization
    • Conducting quality-based assessments
    • Providing information on federal, state, and local regulations and programs, and
    • Providing guidance in loan packaging to pre-venture, start-up, or advanced stage existing businesses
  • Develop a resource network to be used in providing referrals to appropriate resources.
  • Plan and market no- to low-cost training on subjects relevant to small business start-up and growth.
  • Recruit government, private and public entities, as well as businesses and business persons to provide voluntary training.
  • Evaluate programs’ effectiveness and measure impact of services provided.
  • Assist in the transfer of university-based knowledge to the small business community.
  • Ensure timely and accurate counseling data input into Center IC client information management system.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Center Director.

Minimal Qualifications:

  • B.A., B.S., or Masters Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or related field
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in either business ownership and operations and/or equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for this position may be accept

 How to Apply:

To apply, please send application (click here), cover letter, vita, and two (2) letters of recommendation to:


Mrs. Ada Womack-Bell

616 Harding Blvd, Baton Rouge, La 70807


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