Donna Little is the director of the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at McNeese State University. She has a bachelor's degree in English and a Master's in Business Administration, both from McNeese. A native of Egan, Louisiana, she has called Lake Charles home for over 30 years.
She has been part-owner of a small start-up business, working in the shop every day. She has also worked for several other small businesses, giving her a bird's-eye view of the hard work and rewards involved in being an entrepreneur.
Donna has over 30 years experience in business, including working with advertising and marketing for a company with over 50 stores, and supervising departments. She has worked for large companies, including Calcasieu Marine National Bank, Entergy and US Unwired, providing a view from the other side of the fence.
She was hired as assistant director of the LSBDC in October of 2003. Following Hurricane Rita, under her leadership, the Center helped dozens of individuals apply for disaster loans. She operated from the Chamber Southwest office in downtown Lake Charles for four weeks until McNeese was able to reopen.
Donna serves her community as a volunteer on the Banners Arts & Humanities Series committee. She is a long-time member of the Ad & Press Club of Southwest Louisiana.
Donna believes that her 30-plus years of experience and contacts in southwest Louisiana are invaluable assets today as she works to assist small businesses.
Nancy G. Borel joined the LSBDC at McNeese in November 2011 as Administrative Assistant. Nancy has a bachelor's degree in General Studies from McNeese State University. She is a Certified Administrative Professional and Notary Public.
Nancy is a member of International Association of Administrative Professionals and a small business owner. She serves her community as an organizer of benefit events to assist individuals with medical needs and is a member of St. Pius Catholic Church in Ragley, LA.
James T. Jones joined the LSBDC at McNeese in November of 2012 as a business consultant. James can provide small business counseling, training and information services to owners or potential owners. Jones can also work directly with clients, other LSBDC staff, local, state and federal economic development organizations, and other interested parties that serve, support or interact with the small business sector.
James has 21 years of experience in the banking industry, including work as a credit analyst, branch manager and business and commercial banker. He received his Master of Business Administration degree from Louisiana State University in Shreveport and his Bachelor of Science degree in business management from McNeese.
The LSBDC at McNeese State University is a partnership program with the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and is a member of the Louisiana Small Business Development Center network. Any opinion, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in any SBDC publication or workshop are those of the author(s) or speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the US Small Business Administration. SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.
The LSBDC at McNeese is partially funded by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Louisiana Economic Development, and McNeese State University. SBA's funding is not an endorsement of any product, opinion, or service. All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.
All McNeese State University Small Business Development Center services shall be rendered on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the Center at (337) 475-5529 or (800) 622-3352, extension 5529 or via email to LSBDC.MSU@lsbdc.org.
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