Start Your Business

The Indiana SBDC is here to help you start your business with no-cost business advising through our experienced team and specialized training for startup entrepreneurs.


Entrepreneurship Lifestyle

Does entrepreneurship play to your strengths and help you reach your personal goals? Work with an SBDC advisor to help determine if entrepreneurship is the right fit for you and your family.

Market Research

Understanding your market is critical to starting a business. We offer access to no-cost market research reports and can help you interpret the data.

Business Model

You have an idea but how does that become a marketable business? SBDC Advisors will help you develop a business model to help you answer questions like: Who are your customers? What is your value proposition? How will you make money?



Sole proprietorship, LLC, C-Corp, S-Corp, which one is best for you? Our advisors can help you weigh the pros and cons of each, identify the business registration that best meets your needs, and help you register through INBiz, Indiana‘s one-stop source for businesses.

Business Planning

A business plan is your roadmap to launching your business. Work with an SBDC advisor to help you plan for the future and launch with ease.


Financing is essential to launching your business. Advisors are available to help you be loan ready and connect with our network of financing partners.

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Want to learn more about successfully launching your business? Attend a Launch Your Own Business training at an SBDC regional office near you.

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Interested in learning more?

Download the Indiana SBDC Guide to Starting a Business!
The work isn’t over after you have launched your business and neither is ours. The Indiana SBDC is here to help you on every step of your business journey through our statewide network of experience small business advisors.