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LED SEBD Cost Share Program

Propeller is partnered with the Louisiana Economic Development’s Small and Emerging Business Development (LED SEBD) department to offer cost-sharing for projects that aid business growth for  qualifying for-profit entities in need of technical assistance. View Resource >

Entrepreneurial Resource Guide

Starting a business can be a daunting task. Fortunately, there are many organizations and resources to help guide you through the process, no matter what stage you are in. View Resource >

Financial Wellness Collaborative

Fund 17, Go.Be., Propeller, and Thrive New Orleans have expanded our Financial Wellness Collaborative, sponsored by JPMorgan Chase. This is a free program designed to assist entrepreneurs and small business owners bolster their overall financial health through a series of workshops and one-on-one individualized support in areas such as assembling loan packages and financial statements, building business projections, establishing Quickbooks accounting systems, filing business taxes, and raising credit scores. View Resource >

The New Orleans Entrepreneurial Resource Calendar

Propeller collaborates with Thrive, Fund 17, Urban League of Louisiana, The Idea Village, Go.Be, The Greater New Orleans Foundation, The New Orleans Black Chamber of Commerce, and other entrepreneurial support organizations in the Greater New Orleans region to provide a consolidated, inter-organizational calendar of events. View Resource >

Tornado Resource List

Communtiy Resources and mutual aid efforts for those impacted by the March 2022 tornado in Orleans Parish, St. Bernard Parish, and all surrounding areas. View Resource >

Grant Resource List

Grant opportunities for the Propeller community  View Resource >

2021 Propeller Holiday Shopping Guide

Do your holiday shopping with these Propeller ventures! View Resource >

2021 BIPOC Contractors List

Propeller in collaboration with New Orleans Business Alliance, Thrive New Orleans, New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce, and The Collaborative have compiled a working list of BIPOC contractors in response to community needs post-Hurricane Ida. View Resource >

How to Start a Nonprofit in New Orleans

  • Selecting a Structure
  • 501c3 Tax Exemption
  • Developing a Board of Directors
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Getting Assistance for Your Nonprofit

Organizations and resources to support established and emerging nonprofits in New Orleans.

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24 Ways to Fund Your Business

  • Loans & Debt Financing
  • Using Equity Financing 
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Getting Certified as a DBE, MBE, or WOSB

The benefits of getting certified as a:
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • Women Owned Small Business (WOSB)
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Who Can Help Me Start My Own Business in New Orleans?

Organizations and programs that New Orleans entrepreneurs, startups, and businesses.

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Types of Business Structures

Figure out which business type is right for you and the required documents you’ll need for each one.

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Funding a Nonprofit in New Orleans

  • Grant financing
  • Loan & Debt Financing
  • Getting Donations
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