About Us

About Us

The Indiana Small Business Development Center (Indiana SBDC), which is housed within the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, helps small businesses start, grow, finance, innovate, and transition through no-cost, confidential business advising and training. The Indiana SBDC was established in 1985 with funding support from the U.S. Small Business Administration and State of Indiana and has worked with over 50,000 entrepreneurs and small businesses. With a network of 10 regional offices throughout the state, the Indiana SBDC helps Hoosier entrepreneurs and small businesses start stronger, grow faster, and work smarter.
Since 1985, we’ve helped over
50,000
entrepreneurs and
small businesses.

Partners

Thank you to our local partners that host the Indiana SBDC regional offices, creating local destinations more efficient for Hoosier entrepreneurs and small business owners to receive SBDC services and assistance.

For a full list of Indiana SBDC funding partners, or to contact us about becoming a partner of the Indiana SBDC, please visit our Partners page.

REGIONAL HOSTS

Why Indiana?

99.4% of all businesses in Indiana are small, and they employ over 1.2 million Hoosiers. Indiana offers one of the best business climates in the U.S. with a favorable tax rate, low cost of living, and the workforce to set your business up for success. The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), host of the Indiana SBDC, offers business incentives in research and development, relocation, and job creation to underline how confident we are in Indiana’s ability to help businesses flourish in Indiana.

2021: A Year of Resilience

389
Business Starts
22,724
Jobs Supported
$132.6M
Capital Infusion Generated
3,101
New Clients
33,649
Counseling Hours
5,618
Clients Assisted

What Real Business Owners Have to Say

If you’re not tapped into the Indiana SBDC resource, you’re really not tapped in.
Nicole K. // Vintner/Founder, Sip & Share Wines

Team

Lead Center

David Watkins

State Director

Natasha Jensen-Matta

Associate State Director

Morgan Allen

Small Business Program Manager

Northwest

North Central

Northeast

Hoosier Heartland

Central

East Central

West Central

Southeast

South Central

Southwest

America’s SBDC Accredited Member

Accreditation is important for each SBDC network and is essential for the national SBDC program to be recognized as a provider of high-quality business advising and education that results in credible economic impact.