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What’s Your Situation?

I NEED SPECIFIC HELP WITH MY ESTABLISHED BUSINESS
I AM INTERESTED IN A SHARED WORKSPACE
I WANT TO GROW MY STARTUP OR HOME-BASED BUSINESS

Why the Incubator?

Business incubators reduce the risk of small business failures. Historically, NBIA member incubators have reported that 87 percent of all firms that have graduated from their incubators are still in business.

Do You Have a Business Idea?

Applications for the 2017 SEED Center Business Incubator Pitch Competition opens Fall 2016.

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What is a Business Incubator?

A support process that accelerates the successful development of start-up and fledging companies by providing an array of targeted resources and services.

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What is the SEED Center?

The Southwest Louisiana Entrepreneurial and Economic Development Center (SEED) is a Joint Venture and Cooperative Endeavor Agreement among the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, City of Lake Charles, McNeese State University, and the SWLA Alliance to establish an economic development center to foster economic growth and development in Southwest Louisiana.

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Still have questions? Get the answers on our frequently asked questions page.

Q: WHO DO WE SERVE?

A: Startup and Established businesses

Whether you’re just starting up or you have an established business, the SEED Center Business Incubator has services to help you reach your current and future goals.

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Incubator Services

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  • Chamber Membership
  • Managerial & Technical Assistance
  • Private Office
  • Seminars & Workshops

Coworking Space

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  • Shared Workspace
  • Professional Location
  • Entrepreneurial Environment
  • Seminars & Workshops

Other Services

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  • SEBD Programs
  • Entrepreneurial Training
  • DiSC Training
  • Pre-Incubation Program

BUSINESS INCUBATOR FACILITY

The first and only full-service small and emerging business incubator in Southwest Louisiana provides a professional business environment, support services and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs to develop ideas into sustainable new businesses.

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2017 SEED Center Business Pitch Competition
SEED Center
04/27/2017
All Day

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