Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development
Southern University at Shreveport implemented its Micro-Enterprise Business Incubation program in January 2004.
The SUSLA Small, Women, and Minority Owned (SWMO) Business Incubator as it is currently named and housed in Bossier City, provides an environment in which an entrepreneur with an idea to launch a new business venture, can learn effective business practices, while actually engaging in business operations. The incubator is seen as a tremendous success, and accordingly, led to the establishment of the Center for Business and Community Development which enjoys partners such as the City of Shreveport, U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), state foundations, private entities and the State of Louisiana. SUSLA is committed to providing access as driven by our purpose/mission along with ensuring success for the 21st Century workforce through relative, innovative and proven educational modalities such as entrepreneurship.