Northwest Indiana SBDC

Regional Host: Purdue University Northwest

Northwest Indiana SBDC

Purdue University Northwest
9800 Connecticut Drive
Crown Point, IN 46307



Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (Central Time)
*Also available by appointment
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Success Stories

Dec 23rd, 2020

Collaboration Brings Together Resources

A new initiative, NWI Bizhub, features a single place for emerging and existing entrepreneurs to find help. The website,, collects information, events and resources to help region entrepreneurs looking for help starting a business, growing a business or seeking funding opportunities. The NW-ISBDC, Legacy Foundation, Unity Foundation of LaPorte County and Center for Workforce … more »
Dec 23rd, 2020

Bri’s Dance Place in National Spotlight

Brianna Hairlson of Bri’s Dance Place in Merrillville is among 100 black women entrepreneurs selected by American Express for its nationwide 100 for 100 program. Brianna has been awarded a $25,000 grant and 100 days of business resources, including education, mentorship and virtual networking. American Express selected Brianna, and she is the only entrepreneur showcased … more »
Dec 23rd, 2020

BUN’s soap shop blends up old-fashioned bars

Jamie Fankhauser’s soap shop bubbled out of being a mother and nurse. She began making soap for her daughter, Ava, whose skin was healed by the raw goat’s milk blend. Soon, others requested bars and wanted to purchase bars, so Jamie opened the doors to her hybrid shop and home in 2018 at 506 E. … more »