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2014 Indiana Small Business Week

May 29th, 2014

Small Business Week is the time for recognizing the contributions of small businesses to our country. isbw_2014_thumbnailThe ISBDC, the Small Business Administration, and others will be co-hosting events across the state in celebration of National Small Business Week June 2-6. The 2014 Indiana Small Business Award recipients will be recognized during a special ceremony.

Below are the events sponsored by the ISBDC. A complete list of SBA Small Business Week events can be found here.

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Start, Grow & Succeed

Tuesday, June 3 – 8:00 a.m.

Many resources are available for starting or growing a small business. Learn about and where to find free business counseling, business financing, small business certifications, and opportunities for selling to the Federal Government.

City of Gary Annex, 839 Broadway, Gary, IN 46402

Hosts: Northwest ISBDC, SBA

Registration Required: Register Online

Cost: None

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 Launching Your Own Business: A Sound and Proven Path

Tuesday, June 3 – 10:00 a.m.

This workshop is your first step towards small business ownership success. Every successful business is built on a solid foundation. This class will help you evaluate your business idea with that end in mind. Prepare yourself to create a sound business plan, manage expectations, and increase your chances of accessing capital.

Johnson’s Creamery Business Center, 400 West 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404

Hosts: West Central ISBDC, SBA

Registration Required: Register Online

Cost: $25

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The Myths vs. Realities of Business Ownership

Wednesday, June 4 – 10:00 a.m.

Want to be your own boss? Think a small business is for you? Don’t jump into the business ownership arena without accurate information! Learn about what is fact; what is urban legend; what resources are available to you; important tips on starting a business; and the reality about grants.

The Innovation Center, 814 East Main Street, Richmond, IN 47347

Hosts: East Central ISBDC, SBA

Registration Required: Contact Ronda Crouch, SBA – 317.226.7272 x 112

Cost: None

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Expanding Your Market through Exporting

Wednesday, June 4 – 1:00 p.m.

John O’Gara of the SBA U.S. Export Assistance Center and Andrew Reinke of Foreign Targets, Inc. will present an informative workshop geared towards manufacturers and distributors considering exporting products. Attendees will receive an overview of the exporting process and learn where to go for export assistance.

Greater Fort Wayne, Inc., 200 East Main Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Hosts: Northeast ISBDC, SBA

Registration Required: Register Online

Cost: None

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Exporting 101

Thursday, June 5 – 7:30 a.m.

The Federal Government wants to help your company become a successful exporter. Learn what characteristics successful exporters have and what technical resources and financial support are available to help you compete globally.

Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, Suite 401, Evansville, IN 47708

Hosts: Southwest ISBDC, SBA

Registration Required: Register Online

Cost: $25

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Launching Your Own Business: A Sound and Proven Path

Friday, June 6 – 9:00 a.m.

This workshop is your first step towards small business ownership success. Every successful business is built on a solid foundation. This class will help you evaluate your business idea with that end in mind. Prepare yourself to create a sound business plan, manage expectations, and increase your chances of accessing capital.

Innovation Connector, 1208 West White River Blvd., Muncie, IN 47303

Hosts: East Central ISBDC, SBA

Registration Required: Register Online

Cost: $25

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Launching Your Own Business: A Sound and Proven Path

Friday, June 6 – 9:00 a.m.

This workshop is your first step towards small business ownership success. Every successful business is built on a solid foundation. This class will help you evaluate your business idea with that end in mind. Prepare yourself to create a sound business plan, manage expectations, and increase your chances of accessing capital.

Ivy Tech, 2357 Chester Blvd., Richmond, IN 47374

Hosts: East Central ISBDC, SBA

Registration Required: Register Online

Cost: $25

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The Myths vs. Realities of Business Ownership

Friday, June 6 – 11:00 a.m.

Want to be your own boss? Think a small business is for you? Don’t jump into the business ownership arena without accurate information! Learn about what is fact; what is urban legend; what resources are available to you; important tips on starting a business; and the reality about grants.

Greater Fort Wayne, Inc., 200 East Main Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Hosts: Northeast ISBDC, SBA

Registration Required: Register Online

Cost: None

 

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