Heidi Melancon is the Director for the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at University of Louisiana at Lafayette and provides leadership support
for the eight parish Acadiana Region. She has been with the network for over 12 years and has served in leadership, consulting, and training roles.
Heidi has counseled hundreds of start-ups and existing businesses over the years resulting in clients obtaining financing as well as launching and
growing their small businesses. Heidi is an accomplished small business professional with expertise in business plan development, financial analysis,
and strategic planning. She obtained both her MBA and Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.