BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana Small Business Development Center location is set to open Tuesday in LSU's Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute.

While the LSBDC used to operate through the Louisiana Business & Technology Center at LSU, The Advocate reports officials decided it made more sense to house the center in the entrepreneurship institute. The LSBDC's goal is to help small businesses grow through individual consulting services, entrepreneurial training programs and business information resources.

Charles D'Agostino, interim director of the entrepreneurship institute, says the LSBDC at LSU will have a full-time business counselor. Staff members at the entrepreneurship institute and the LBTC will serve as additional resources, along with students in the Flores MBA program and undergraduates who are focusing on entrepreneurship.