The SWLA Entrepreneurial & Economic Development Center
On Ryan Street across from McNeese State University
The SWLA Economic Development Alliance, in conjunction with the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, the City of Lake Charles, and McNeese State University, has been working on this project since before Hurricane Rita.
If you are a small business currently working from home or someone looking to start their own business, you can be a tenant at the SEED Center.
The WKI Pre-Incubation Program is a turnkey system to assess the incubation readiness of pre-venture entrepreneurs and their ideas. This program by Wendy Kennedy uses real world examples, how-tos, tools and worksheets to guide the entrepreneur through several key questions:
- What is the business problem you are solving and how burning is that problem? If the idea has a real opportunity, in what market space does it fit?
- Is there a cluster of potential customers that are willing to pay money to solve this problem? If so, how do you plan to reach them?
- What makes your idea different? What is your competitive edge and how do you plan to sustain it?
The WiKi Program engages the entrepreneur in testing, and evaluating the robustness of their business idea and turning ‘your good idea into a great opportunity'.
For more information about The SEED Center, contact Adrian Wallace, SEED Center Director, at 337-433-0977 or via email.