If you happen to be looking for a school were you can get your MBA and launch your business you need to strongly consider Tulane. The school is regularly ranked one of the top 15 programs for entrepreneur studies by Entrepreneur Magazine and the Princenton Review. Rankings aside, we have a great program that allows access to all sorts of support for launching a business. Specifically, the Levy Rosenblum Institute caters to new businesses, family businesses, and social entrepreneurship. This year alone I will be in a class that will allow me to consult for a small family business. Additionally, I have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a faculty member to create a business plan for a new company around an idea I conceived.
If that wasn’t enough, New Orleans has a large influx of entrepreneurs coming to this city because of tax incentives, low cost of living, and a high quality of life. Shared office spaces for entrepreneurs are springing up around the city to give individuals launching their own business a place to work. Also, young entrepreneurs are forming groups to collaborate and network. Basically, it’s an exciting place to be if your interested in launching your own company and people are beginning to take note.
If you’re interested, you should check out this recent article from the New York Times detailing the small business movement in New Orleans. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/30/business/smallbusiness/30sbiz.html?emc=eta1