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About Us

The Indiana Small Business Development Center (Indiana SBDC) was created to have a positive and measurable impact on the formation, growth, and sustainability of small businesses in Indiana, and to help Hoosier Entrepreneurs start stronger, grow faster, and work smarter.

Our Mission

The Indiana SBDC creates a positive and measurable impact on the formation, growth, and sustainability of Indiana’s small businesses by providing entrepreneurs expert guidance and a comprehensive network of resources.

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State Director
Redevelopment Project Manager & Small Business Ombudsman

Great Grades

Small business owners gave Indiana high marks on Thumbtack’s annual Small Business Friendliness Survey. 

The Hoosier state got an A+ grade on the six-year-old survey of more than 13,000 small businesses owners across the United States.

Resource Partners


“Agritourism” is the combination of agriculture and tourism. It’s experiencing what farm life is like. It’s picking your own produce at its peak time. It’s touring a vineyard and sampling wine. And that’s just a start. To learn more about Agritourism efforts in Indiana, click the link below.


INBiz is the state of Indiana’s one-stop resource for registering and managing your business and ensuring it complies with state laws and regulations. The INBiz portal is the starting point for forming a business in the State of Indiana, filing Business Entity Reports, and Registering for Sales & Use Tax certificates.

Indiana Department of Administration

The Department of Administration is responsible for administering the Buy Indiana, Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise certification, Indiana Veteran and Small Business programs and other small business related services.

Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)

The Indiana Department of Environment Management can help small business owner meet the various requirements concernment the environment. They provide both oversight and technical assistance and can help provide guidance at the beginning stages of business development.

Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

PTAC provides procurement technical assistance to help existing small businesses sell products or services to the appropriate government agency by offering confidential counseling services and workshops at no cost. The core of the procurement assistance program is counseling and education.

Elevate Ventures

Elevate Ventures nurtures and develops emerging and existing high-potential businesses into high-performing, Indiana-based companies. Elevate accomplishes this by providing rigorous business analysis and robust advisory services that connect companies with the resources they need to succeed long-term. As a not-for-profit organization, Elevate is able to offer unbiased, in-depth perspective and recommendations.
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