Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs

A sturdy foundation to build and grow

Our Goal

Our goal is to support Louisiana’s talented entrepreneurs as they shape the future of business in our city, our state, and our country. Through our three pillars of Coaching, Capital, and Connections, our programs, initiatives, and partnerships provide a sturdy foundation on which Louisiana’s entrepreneurs can build and grow.

Coaching

Nexus Louisiana advisors utilize GrowthWheel, a visual cloud-based tool box, to map out business decisions and address challenges. Our personalized coaching program is designed to help entrepreneurs at all stages overcome their barriers to growth.

Capital

Many startups struggle with raising funds and Nexus Louisiana wants to help you secure the funding needed to take your business to the next level. Through our Investment Readiness Program, we help entrepreneurs make the proper preparations to receive funding from investors, angels, or venture capitalists. We will review and evaluate your business plans, determine their strengths and weaknesses and help make them stronger and more attractive to investors. Our dedicated staff brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise, ensuring your highest chance at success the next time you seek outside funding.

Want to learn more about investment readiness? Let us know, today!

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Connections

Whether it’s referring you to one of our partner organizations or recommending a business incentive program, Nexus Louisiana can connect you to the proper resource to propel your company to the next level.

We not only promise you a variety of resources to help your business succeed, but we also deliver! From business incentives to funding to mentors and industry experts — Nexus Louisiana Technology Park is able to connect you to opportunities that will help pave your way to success. Louisiana offers a host of lucrative and business-friendly tax incentive programs for digital media and technology firms operating in the state, some are even stackable.

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Tax Credits & Incentives

Taking advantage of federal and state tax credits and incentive programs can give your company a competitive edge. Check out these programs offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Louisiana Economic Development, then contact NexusLA to learn how we can help get you started.

Enterprise Zone

Enterprise Zone (EZ) is a jobs incentive program that provides Louisiana income and franchise tax credits to a business hiring at least 35% of net, new jobs from one of four targeted groups.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program within the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is designed to ensure that the nation’s small, high-tech, innovative businesses are a significant part of the U.S. Government’s research and development efforts. Read more.

Angel Investor Tax Credit

Up to a 35% tax credit for individual investors who invest in early-stage, wealth-creating businesses that seek start-up and expansion capital.

Quality Jobs

Up to a 6% rebate on annual payroll expenses for up to 10 years and either a 4% sales/use tax rebate on capital expenses or a 1.5% investment tax credit for qualifying expenses.

Technology Commercialization Credit & Jobs Program

A 40% refundable tax credit for companies that invest in the commercialization of Louisiana technology and a 6% payroll rebate for the creation of new, direct jobs. Couple these programs with the shared services and resources at the Tech Park, and you can reduce your cost of doing business by 50% or more! For more information on any of these incentive programs or other programs offered by the state of Louisiana, click here.

Digital Interactive Media & Software Development Incentive

Provides a 35% tax credit for in-state labor, coupled with a 25% credit for eligible production.

Research & Development Tax Credit

A tax credit up to 40%, to existing businesses with operating facilities in Louisiana to establish or continue research and development in the state.

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