Support for the Entrepreneur and Small Business
Starting a new business takes hard work and a laser focus on satisfying your customers. That’s where we come in. As a business incubator, we are your partner, allowing you to focus on getting your business off the ground. At the Center for Business Development, we provide guidance, education, and training for entrepreneurs and small businesses in the Meridian Technology Center district, and we’re here to be your support system as you work to refine your strategy, grow your customer base and improve profitability.
Business Consulting & Coaching
Whether your company is already up and running or is still just an idea, we’re here to provide business consulting and coaching.
We’ll help you explore the feasibility of an idea, identify a new market for your product or service, understand how to hire the right employees, and more. We’ll coach you through tough decisions and help you see your managerial blind spots so that you can grow a healthy, thriving business.
Business Incubation When You’re Starting a Business
Are you ready to get your business out of the literal or metaphorical garage? Locate your business in the Center for Business Development as a residential or virtual tenant. You’ll have access to our consulting services, as well as facilities such as conference rooms and a business center. Most importantly, you’ll be surrounded by a community of like-minded individuals to collaborate and grow with.
Residential tenants lease dedicated office or lab space for up to three years. Virtual tenants have access to all of our services but do not rent space. We know your needs will change as your business does, so we make it easy for you to move between both residential and virtual tenancy.
Entrepreneur Training and Events
Whether you’re thinking about entering the world of entrepreneurship or already have an established business, we provide opportunities for you to learn from others’ experiences. We partner with local chambers of commerce and other local organizations to host classes and events for entrepreneurs and small businesses in the communities we serve.