Existing Business Assistance

SELF-HELP GUIDES

These downloadable guides are an easy way to improve your business on your own time. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

BUSINESS VISITATIONS

In Vermilion Parish, we value our existing business community. It’s our job to make sure that each business has the resources necessary to be successful. Because of that, we are working with our regional and state partners to serve local companies through an in-depth business assessment called a Business Visitation.

WHAT TO EXPECT

In anticipation of our visit we may require some basic information about your company to properly prepare a set of questions. During our visit and follow up, we will:

  • Learn about the company’s history and goals;
  • Evaluate the status of the business’ workforce, training, supplier and customer needs;
  • Discuss any concerns and challenges within the business, industry, or community; and
  • Educate the stakeholders on programs and resources.

Schedule a Visitation

Fill out our Business Resources form and someone will contact you about scheduling an on-site visitation based on your availability

KEEP IT LOCAL SPOTLIGHTS

Vermilion Economic Development Alliance Business Spotlights feature in-depth narratives about your business produced by professional staff and financially boosted on social media. Participants may also be featured on our website and Instagram account (@vermilionparish).

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NO-COST ENERGY ASSESSMENTS

We have partnered with UL Lafayette’s Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Energy Center to offer no-cost energy assessments. An energy assessment or audit is an in-depth, outside to inside, room-by-room examination of your business’ current energy efficiency levels and usage practices.

A customized plan can be developed focusing on cost-effective solutions for maximizing functionality and efficiency while minimizing your business’ energy usage and expenses.

DOWNLOADABLE PROGRAM DETAILS

Contact our office if you would like to find the program that’s right for you.

OTHER INITIATIVES

Check out our Initiatives page for more ways to get involved or get solutions to your business issues.