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CertAssist.net was created in 2006 to provide a central location for business owners to learn about and apply for local, state, Federal and private sector business certifications available to Louisiana businesses.  

CertAssist.net was developed in response to the need to have more ready, willing and able certified businesses to work on post-Katrina Louisiana rebuilding projects.  

Since 2006, over 190,000 business owners and organizations have relied on CertAssist.net for information and training on Louisiana business certifications.

Start Smart, LLC, provides the information, products and services offered through CertAssist.net. 

About Start Smart, LLC


Start Smart, LLC, provides consulting, training and publishing products and services to government, private and non-profit sector clients. 

Our supplier diversity consultants help organizations increase contracting with historically underutilized businesses through our proactive, high engagement consulting strategies. From program development and management to outreach and training, the bottom-line effect is two-fold: 1.) WE can help organizations increase the number and dollar amount of contracts with local, small, disadvantaged, minority and woman-owned firms; and 2.) As a certified MBE/DBE/SBE firm, the cost of our services may be counted towards an organization’s supplier diversity spend and goals. 

Visit our website or send us a message on the Contact Us page to learn more about our capabilities, qualifications and how we can help your organization. 






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