About the LBTC
Are you an entrepreneur or small business owner who needs expert help starting, growing, or saving your business and/or a more professional environment to work in? If yes, you should apply to become a tenant of the Louisiana Business & Technology Center Small Business Incubator!
We house over 30 small businesses as tenants in our incubator and have counseled thousands of entrepreneurs and small businesses in the state through various initiatives. Among these programs are our Technology Transfer Office, Mobile Classroom, and International Trade Counsulting. Additionally, we operate the LSU Student Incubator to aid younger entrepreneurs who are still in school with their burgeoning businesses.
Since we were established in 1988, we have endeavored to enhance economic development in Louisiana through the support of existing small businesses and the development of new businesses. Our success as a proving ground for technology applications and utilization and as a facilitator of the formation and growth of small businesses has been recognized often over the years.
In 2005, the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) named us the Randall M. Whaley Incubator of the Year. Four years later, we received the 2009 Economic Development Administration Excellence in Economic Development Award for Rural Economic Development, recognizing the tremendous service the Mobile Classroom provides. These two awards, however, only represent a small sampling of the honors that we have garnered collectively and as individuals.
Why Choose Business Incubation?
The purpose of the LBTC’s small business incubator is to create a dynamic environment where businesses can focus on product or technology development as well as sales and marketing. The LBTC provides facilities, furniture and equipment (when available), management assistance, administrative assistance and back office support to its tenants.
Advantages to LBTC Tenant Businesses
Ideally located at the LSU Innovation Park, the 25,000 square foot LBTC small business incubator provides office space and a friendly business environment for new business startups. By allowing the incubator to handle administrative details and overhead problems, the tenant companies can concentrate on operations, production, and marketing, three factors that directly affect success. The LBTC has worked with over 6,400 businesses and entrepreneurs developing over 2,394 business plans, starting 553 businesses and creating more than 9,207 jobs for Louisiana.
|Quality Office Space||Access to A/V Presentation Equipment|
|Mail Service||Professional Receptionist|
|Convenient Parking||Management Assistance|
|Packaging & Shipping Service||Word Processing and Clerical Support|
|Basic Utilities||Technology Transfer Assistance|
|Internet Access||Photocopying & Duplicating Services|
|Janitorial Service||Access to Library & Information Resources|
|Telecommunication Services||Facsimile Availability|
|Building Security||Meeting and Conference Rooms|
|Professional Building Management|
Apply today! Or call to set up an appointment to come in and speak with one of our professional consultants 225-578-7555