Training & Education

The Indiana SBDC Regional Centers around the state offer a variety of workshops and training events to help you maintain and grow your business.

Online Training

On-Demand training videos are available to watch on YouTube here.

Regional Workshops & Events

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  • Access to Capital: What Lenders Look For and Alternative Lending Options (webinar recording)

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 1/2/2024 - 12/18/2024
    ***This webinar originally aired on December 12, 2023. Click Sign-Up and you'll see a link to the recording appear at the top of the page. Please email [email protected] when you finish ...
  • Start Strong Indiana Business Taxes for New & Small Businesses (webinar recording)

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 1/18/2024 - 12/18/2024
    ***This webinar originally aired on January 16, 2024. Click Sign-Up and you'll see a link to the recording appear at the top of the page. Please email [email protected] when you finish w...
  • Stay Strong Indiana Business Taxes for New & Small Businesses (webinar recording)

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 1/31/2024 - 12/18/2024
      ***This webinar originally aired on January 30, 2024. Click Sign-Up and you'll see a link to the recording appear at the top of the page. Please email [email protected] when you fi...
  • Child Labor Law 101 (webinar recording)

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 3/5/2024 - 12/18/2024
      ***This webinar originally aired on March 5, 2024. Click Sign-Up and you'll see a link to the recording appear at the top of the page. Please email [email protected] when you finis...
  • The AI Toolbox: 21 Must Have Tools for the Modern Entrepreneur (WEBINAR)

    Hoosier Heartland Indiana SBDC 4/11/2024 - 12/31/2024
    ***This webinar originally aired on April 11, 2024. Click Sign-Up and you'll see a link to the recording appear at the top of the page. Please email [email protected] when you finish w...
  • Federal Labor Laws 101 (webinar recording)

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 4/20/2024 - 12/17/2024
      ***This webinar originally aired on April 16, 2024. Click Sign-Up and you'll see a link to the recording appear at the top of the page. Please email [email protected] when you fini...
  • Financing a New Small Business (webinar recording)

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 4/22/2024 - 12/17/2024
     ***This is a recording of an in-person training which took place February 4, 2024. Click Sign-Up and you'll see a link to the recording appear at the top of the page. Please email southwest...
  • IRS Resources Overview for Small Business (webinar recording)

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 5/1/2024 - 12/17/2024
    ***This is a recording of a webinar which took place May 1, 2024. Click Sign-Up and you'll see a link to the recording appear at the top of the page. Please email [email protected] when you finish...
  • IT & Cybersecurity Essentials Part 1: The Basics (webinar recording)

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 5/7/2024 - 12/16/2024
      ***This is a recording of a webinar which took place May 7, 2024. Click Sign-Up and you'll see a link to the recording appear at the top of the page. Please email [email protected] when you ...
  • IT & Cybersecurity Essentials Part 2: Staff Training & Awareness (webinar recording)

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 5/21/2024 - 12/16/2024
    ***This is a recording of a webinar which took place May 21, 2024. Click Sign-Up and you'll see a link to the recording appear at the top of the page. Please email [email protected] when you finis...
  • Protecting Small Business from Scams & Data Thefts (WEBINAR)

    Hoosier Heartland Indiana SBDC 5/30/2024 - 12/31/2024
      ***This is a recording of a webinar which took place May 30, 2024. Click Sign-Up and you'll see a link to the recording appear at the top of the page. Please email [email protected] w...
  • Microsoft Project Basics (WEBINAR)

    Hoosier Heartland Indiana SBDC 6/4/2024 - 12/31/2024
    ***This webinar originally aired on June 4, 2024. Click Sign-Up and you'll see a link to therecording appear at the top of the page. Please email [email protected] when you finishwatching the...
  • IT & Cybersecurity Essentials Part 3: Advanced Security Tools (webinar recording)

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 6/4/2024 - 12/16/2024
      ***This is a recording of a webinar which took place June 4, 2024. Click Sign-Up and you'll see a link to the recording appear at the top of the page. Please email [email protected] when you...
  • IT & Cybersecurity Essentials Part 4: Compliance, Licensing, & Documentation (webinar recording)

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 6/18/2024 - 12/18/2024
      ***This is a recording of a webinar which took place June 18, 2024. Click Sign-Up and you'll see a link to the recording appear at the top of the page. Please email [email protected] when yo...
  • Markets/Makers Networking Workshop

    West Central Indiana SBDC 6/20/2024
    Join us for our first ever Markets & Makers networking event!   Market organizers and makers/vendors of all types, products, and sizes can mingle together, learn about new marketing and sal...
  • AG Learn About Dairy Goat Business Opportunities

    Hoosier Heartland Indiana SBDC 6/21/2024 | 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
      Why Learn About Dairy Goat Business Opportunities? People who raise dairy goats each have their own reasons. Only you can decide what draws you into raising dairy goats, but here are some com...
  • Intro to Quickbooks

    Central Indiana SBDC 6/24/2024 | 3:30p-5:00p
    Learn the basics of Quickbooks: why you need it what you can produce with it how to make it work for you Every participant will have the opportunity to set up their Quickbooks account ***IN...
  • Guide to Starting a Business--Delaware County (In Person Only)

    East Central Indiana SBDC 6/25/2024 | 1 pm to 3 pm EST
    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 the end i...
  • Launch Your Own Business

    North Central Indiana SBDC 6/26/2024 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    Launch Your Own Business   Wednesday, June 26, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Fulton Economic Development Corporation 822 Main Street Rochester IN 46975   Every successful business is b...
  • Blast Off - Advanced Startup Training

    Central Indiana SBDC 6/26/2024 | 4:00
    Blast Off - Advanced Startup Training
  • Essential Skills for Government Contractors - June 2024 Small Business Certification Lunch & Learn

    Northwest Indiana SBDC 6/26/2024 | Wednesday 11:30 am-12:30 pm (CDT) OR 12:30-1:30 pm (EDT)
    Navigating the options and requirements of working with government agencies can be a very complex undertaking. If your business is newly certified (or it plans to get certified) and is seeking local/s...
  • Adapting Earth-Friendly Practices for Small Businesses - VIRTUAL

    Hoosier Heartland Indiana SBDC 6/27/2024 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    This workshop revolves around ways brick + mortar boutiques, coffee shops, cafés, venues and other locally owned small business can implement more earth-conscious practices and participat...
  • SBA 8(a) Business Development Recruitment Summit (In-Person)

    Northwest Indiana SBDC 6/27/2024 | Thursday - 10 am - Noon
    The SBA 8(a) Contracting Program is designed specifically for small business, and can provide a tremendous boost to a company’s government sales. Business Opportunity Specialist Vernice Mat...
  • IT & Cybersecurity Essentials Part 5: Responding to Cyber Incidents (live webinar)

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 7/2/2024 | 4:00pm CENTRAL
      ***This is Part 5 of a five part IT & Cybersecurity Essentials series. This is an online-only event.*** Is your small business ready for a cyber attack? The Indiana SBDC reports that ...
  • Blast Off - Advanced Startup Training

    Central Indiana SBDC 7/8/2024 | 4:00
    Blast Off - Advanced Startup Training
  • Elevator Pitch Workshop (In-Person)

    Northwest Indiana SBDC 7/9/2024 | Tuesday -8:30 - 10:30 AM (Central Time)
    In this interactive workshop, Eric Beschinski, Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Navigator at the Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center, shares a game-changing formula for crafting elevat...
  • Launching Your Own Business (In Person Only)

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 7/9/2024 | 3:00-5:00pm CENTRAL
    Every successful business is built on a solid foundation. This class will help you decide if you're ready to start a business, then evaluate your business idea and ensure you're taking the steps to in...
  • July Business Certification Lunch & Learn Discussion Series for Small Businesses

    Northwest Indiana SBDC 7/9/2024 | 11:30 am-12:30 pm (Central) OR 12:30-1:30 pm (Eastern)
    Specific topic not determined for July 2024 yet. Open discussion and QA from Speciality Business Advisor Joanne Tica and guest speaker, not determined as of yet. Watch for updated information. You&nbs...
  • Launching Your Own Business

    Northeast Indiana SBDC 7/10/2024 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 PM
    This workshop is your first step towards small business ownership. Based on the premise that every successful business is built on a solid foundation, this workshop will help you evaluate your busines...
  • Basics of Website Development - Virtual

    Lead Center 7/11/2024 | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
    Meet The Workshop Presenter: Christy Dudgeon is a dynamic leader with experience and formal education in accounting, QuickBooks, revenue growth, marketing, turnaround efforts and small business scali...
  • Does your Online Business need a Brick & Mortar location? Consider when buying or leasing property.

    Hoosier Heartland Indiana SBDC 7/11/2024 | 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
    Virtual versus Brick and Mortar: Consider when you are buying or leasing property.    Introduction to commercial real estate: key issues in leasing, buying, and selling real estate ...
  • Business Plan Fundamentals

    Northeast Indiana SBDC 7/15/2024 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 PM
    A business plan is used by entrepreneurs to manage the direction and expectations of their business as well as to solicit funding for implementing growth strategies or starting anew enterprise. This o...
  • Small Business Bookkeeping Basics for Start-ups (Virtual)

    Northwest Indiana SBDC 7/15/2024 | Monday -11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (CST) 12:30-2:30 PM (EDT)
    Starting-up your business and need guidance, to set up your bookkeeping? Join us online, as retired CPA, Anna Burke from Accounting Made Simple, shares what you need to set-up your bookkeeping correct...
  • Small Business Bookkeeping Basics for Start-ups (In-Person)

    Northwest Indiana SBDC 7/19/2024 | Friday 9-11:00 AM (Central Time) 10AM-Noon (EDT)
    Starting-up your business and need guidance, to set up your bookkeeping? We're partnerning with IUN, presenting this In-Person, No Cost workshop, as retired CPA, Anna Burke from Accounting Made S...
  • Blast Off - Advanced Startup Training

    Central Indiana SBDC 7/22/2024 | 4:00
    Blast Off - Advanced Startup Training
  • AI for Small Business

    West Central Indiana SBDC 7/25/2024
  • Lunch & Learn: How to Become a Certified Business Contractor with Step-by-Step Guidance-IN PERSON

    Hoosier Heartland Indiana SBDC 7/25/2024 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
      WHEN:   Thursday, July 25, 2024 WHERE:  Matchbox Coworking Studio, 17 South 6th Street,            Lafayette, IN 47901 TIME:    ...
  • Business Certification: Learn How to Become Certified as a Military & Government Contractor -VIRTUAL

    Hoosier Heartland Indiana SBDC 7/30/2024 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
      Business Certification (Part 1&2)   Key areas of expertise: Business procurement Fostering success for small businesses navigating the procurement process in Indiana Website:...
  • Marketing Basics - Virtual

    Lead Center 8/1/2024 | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
    Meet The Workshop Presenter: Christy Dudgeon is a dynamic leader with experience and formal education in accounting, QuickBooks, revenue growth, marketing, turnaround efforts and small business scali...
  • Launching Your Own Business

    Northeast Indiana SBDC 8/14/2024 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 PM
    This workshop is your first step towards small business ownership. Based on the premise that every successful business is built on a solid foundation, this workshop will help you evaluate your busines...
  • Marketing Strategies for Business

    Northeast Indiana SBDC 8/19/2024 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 PM
    The heart and soul of a business is its marketing plan. This workshop highlights the critical elements of market research and provides tips and resources available for developing sound marketing strat...
  • Launching Your Own Business

    Northeast Indiana SBDC 8/28/2024 | 11:00 am to 12:30 PM
    This workshop is your first step towards small business ownership. Based on the premise that every successful business is built on a solid foundation, this workshop will help you evaluate your busines...
  • Social Media Marketing - Virtual

    Lead Center 9/5/2024 | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
    Meet The Workshop Presenter: Christy Dudgeon is a dynamic leader with experience and formal education in accounting, QuickBooks, revenue growth, marketing, turnaround efforts and small business scali...
  • Launching Your Own Business

    Northeast Indiana SBDC 9/11/2024 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 PM
    This workshop is your first step towards small business ownership. Based on the premise that every successful business is built on a solid foundation, this workshop will help you evaluate your busines...
  • Finding Funding

    Northeast Indiana SBDC 9/23/2024 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 PM
    Where is the money? This workshop reviews a variety of funding sources and local programs. The workshop is intended for individuals starting a business, as well as owners of existing businesses who ar...
  • Basics of Website Development - Virtual

    Lead Center 10/3/2024 | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
    Meet The Workshop Presenter: Christy Dudgeon is a dynamic leader with experience and formal education in accounting, QuickBooks, revenue growth, marketing, turnaround efforts and small business scali...
  • QuickBooks Online Basics: In-person Workshop

    Northeast Indiana SBDC 10/9/2024 | 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
    This 6 hour workshop provides a brief overview on reading financial statements andthen proceeds to teach the set-up and ongoing workflow of the QuickBooks Onlinesoftware. Attendees will leave with a ...
  • Launching Your Own Business

    Northeast Indiana SBDC 10/9/2024 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 PM
    This workshop is your first step towards small business ownership. Based on the premise that every successful business is built on a solid foundation, this workshop will help you evaluate your busines...
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced Techniques: In-person Workshop

    Northeast Indiana SBDC 10/10/2024 | 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
    This 6 hour workshop focuses on the customizations, automation, and additional data-tracking features of Quickbooks Online, as well as, some of the more advanced bookkeeping concepts that busines...
  • Business Plan Fundamentals

    Northeast Indiana SBDC 10/21/2024 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 PM
    A business plan is used by entrepreneurs to manage the direction and expectations of their business as well as to solicit funding for implementing growth strategies or starting anew enterprise. This o...
  • Marketing Basics - Virtual

    Lead Center 11/7/2024 | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
    Meet The Workshop Presenter: Christy Dudgeon is a dynamic leader with experience and formal education in accounting, QuickBooks, revenue growth, marketing, turnaround efforts and small business scali...
  • Launching Your Own Business

    Northeast Indiana SBDC 11/13/2024 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 PM
    This workshop is your first step towards small business ownership. Based on the premise that every successful business is built on a solid foundation, this workshop will help you evaluate your busines...
  • Marketing Strategies for Business

    Northeast Indiana SBDC 11/18/2024 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 PM
    The heart and soul of a business is its marketing plan. This workshop highlights the critical elements of market research and provides tips and resources available for developing sound marketing strat...
  • Social Media Marketing - Virtual

    Lead Center 12/5/2024 | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
    Meet The Workshop Presenter: Christy Dudgeon is a dynamic leader with experience and formal education in accounting, QuickBooks, revenue growth, marketing, turnaround efforts and small business scali...
  • Launching Your Own Business

    Northeast Indiana SBDC 12/11/2024 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 PM
    This workshop is your first step toward small business ownership. Based on the premise that every successful business is built on a solid foundation, this workshop will help you evaluate your business...
  • Finding Funding

    Northeast Indiana SBDC 12/16/2024 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 PM
    Where is the money? This workshop reviews a variety of funding sources and local programs. The workshop is intended for individuals starting a business, as well as owners of existing businesses who ar...