Starting and running a small business requires resources. There are businesses, government groups, and nonprofits ready to help you.
We’ve compiled a list of Baton Rouge small business resources and created tools and guides to help you operate a successful business in Louisiana.
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Local Resources for Small Business in Baton Rouge
Using local resources can make a big difference. Here are some of the best local resources for small businesses in Baton Rouge.
To get more Louisiana business resources, visit our Louisiana Small Business Resources guide.
Dixie Business Center
Dixie Business Center is a nonprofit business incubator dedicated to foster small business growth and creation; it offers coworking spaces at low cost for aspiring entrepreneurs, as well as a range of consulting services in market research, aid in seeking finance, as well as other business resources.
1810 S Range Ave.
Denham Springs, LA 70726
Phone Number: 225-665-0809
SCORE Baton Rouge Area
SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) is a leading, nation-wide organization that has assisted millions of entrepreneurs over its 50+ years of operation. SCORE is a resource partner of the SBA that offers access to a network of experienced business leaders who donate time to mentor entrepreneurs and small business owners. They also host free or inexpensive workshops online and at 300 local chapters around the United States. Mentoring can be conducted either in person or remotely and is always free and confidential, no matter how often you take advantage of this service.
The Creative Bloc is a modern, flexible coworking space that allows entrepreneurs to interact with each other. It has various packages for shared spaces, team workspace and single working tables.
Industry focus on audio, video, film, design, photography, communications and graphic arts.
804 Main St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone Number: 225-397-2744
Nexus Louisiana Tech Park
The Nexus Louisiana Tech Park has been around since 2001 and is built to support high tech growth in the region. The organization has a wide range of networks to support all entrepreneurs who are accepted to work in their space; with an incubator program as well as other tech-oriented assistance, the Louisiana Technology Park is a premier resource for tech-based entrepreneurs.
The Nexus Louisiana Tech Park works exclusively with technology-oriented businesses in Louisiana.
7117 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone Number: 225-218-1100
LSBDC at Southern University A&M College
The greatest strength of the SBDC is their free, confidential, 1-on-1 business mentoring for anyone who seeks it. Sometimes in order to be considered for mentoring from one of their professional business advisors, you may have to attend a class/workshop or at least present your business plan. SBDC's are located all throughout the state and you should use the SBDC closest to your location if possible, but you can often transfer to a different location if they do not fit your needs.
LSU Innovation Park
The Louisiana State University's Innovation Park is a thriving hub of entrepreneurship, offering a range of services and office spaces to its students as well as non-university affiliates. The Incubation program allows tech start-ups to have a home and develop their product under a careful expert eye, while other entrepreneurs can seek out counseling from the Innovation Parks business advisors for free.
Must be a Louisiana based business. In order to be considered for the incubation program, must be a technology-based business.
8000 Innovation Park Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70820
Phone Number: 225-578-7555
The LSU AgCenter Incubator is a space specifically created for food products oriented entrepreneurs in need of lab spaces and technical assistance. The incubator provides a variety of testing spaces for all types of measures needed to develop a finalized, legal product, as well as office spaces for administrative uses.
Food industry focus.
101 Efferson Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone Number: 225-578-4161