Starting A Business

Entrepreneurs and small business owners may have questions about starting a business in Jefferson Parish. JEDCO can help! Click on the links below to view comprehensive start-up guides for Jefferson Parish.

JEDCO Challenge »

The JEDCO Challenge is a pitch competition for startup companies with ties to Jefferson Parish. One of JEDCO’s premier events, this competition offers five entrepreneurs a chance to promote their early-stage businesses during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. They’ll have just seven minutes to convince a panel of regional business leaders that they deserve to win the JEDCO Challenge prize package: $20,000 in cash and additional in-kind services to help them grow their businesses.

Business Start-Up Kit PDF
Download the Jefferson Parish Business Start Up Kit »