Support for the Entrepreneur and Small Business
The success of an entrepreneur comes from deep within.
If you’re an entrepreneur, the process of converting an idea into a business venture requires intensity, focus and a support network. Our mission is to help entrepreneurs build strong businesses. To do that, we provide guidance, education and training for entrepreneurs and small businesses in the Meridian Technology Center district. We support your company in the early stages of growth as you refine your strategy, grow your customer base and improve profitability. By creating new companies and strengthening existing ones, the CBD contributes to the expansion of the regional and state economy. Startups start here.
Business Consulting & Coaching
We provide business consulting and coaching to early stage companies and aspiring entrepreneurs. We’ll help you explore the feasibility of an idea, identify a new market for your product or service, evaluate your marketing, understand how to hire the right employees and more.
Business Incubation When You’re Starting a Business
Business incubation is a focused process that includes management guidance, technical assistance and consulting for young, growing companies. Companies can locate their business in the Center for Business Development as a residential or virtual tenant. Residential tenants have access to services and rent dedicated office or lab space for up to three years. Virtual tenants have access to our services but do not rent space. Clients can move easily between both types depending on their business needs.
Entrepreneur Training and Events
Why learn from your mistakes if you don’t have to? We provide several opportunities for entrepreneurs and small business owners to listen and learn from each other, ranging from our monthly Business for Breakfast series to the basics of starting a business to a six-week Entrepreneur Essentials course. We also partner with local chambers of commerce to bring education and training events to the communities we serve.
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