About the SLBC
About the SLBC
The Southeast Louisiana Business Center facility is a two-story structure built in 1985 with approximately 17,000 square feet of office space, including a library, business services center, and business incubator space for new start-up small businesses. Renovation of the first floor was completed in April, 2003, and Southeastern's Small Business Development Center, Hammond Industrial Development Board, and Tangipahoa Economic Development Foundation were the first to move into spaces on the first floor. With the opening of the Business Center, Southeastern's Small Business Development Center continues its mission to extend a nurturing environment to start-up and expanding small businesses in the area.
Map and Directions
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What is an incubator?
A small business incubator is a facility designed to assist new and transitioning businesses become established and profitable by providing facilities, advice, business services and support. According to the National Business Incubation Association, the overall success rate for businesses that begin in an incubator is 80 percent.
Small business incubator residents are provided with an initial place of operation and a supportive environment in which to grow their businesses. The incubator period is normally one to three years, during which time the fledgling business becomes established before graduating into the wider business community.
At the SLBC, we provide small, expanding and transitioning companies and venture capitalists with low-risk, turn-key office space solutions and services.
Off-campus but within the footprint of SLU, only blocks from the I-55 Corridor
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Lots of meeting and conference space, plus office spaces wired for phone and high-speed internet
Pay only for what you need, when you need it -short and long-term leases available
Network with other emerging companies and venture capitalists, and with boardbased area economic partners
Consulting and training
Southeastern's Small Business Development Center offers counseling and training concerning startup, business planning, financing, marketing, employees and taxes
Services Included in the Rent
- Management consulting
- Basic utilities
- Convenient parking
- Building security
- Janitorial services
- Professional building management
- Professional receptionist
- Conference room use
- Clerical support
- Mail and overnight deliver services
- Phone and internet lines
- Voice mail
- Student workers
- Workshops and seminars
- Office equipment
The Center has a number of conference rooms available for Center residents and visitors. Included with our conference services:
- Professional meeting or function space
- Flexible seating and capacity
- Flip charts, white board, retractable screen, PowerPoint capabilities, basic audiovisual equipment (overhead or 35mm projectors, 36" monitor and VHS player)
- Full-service Business Center use including fax, copy machine, CBG binder, scanner (additional fees may apply)
- Internet connectivity (additional fees apply)
- Snack machines and coffee available for breaks