Training & Education

The Indiana SBDC and our 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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  • Start Strong Indiana Business Taxes for New & Small Businesses

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 3/17/2022 - 12/30/2022
    Part one of a two-part series from the Indiana Department of Revenue. Start Strong is an hour-long presentation for aspiring entrepreneurs and new business owners looking for basic information to h...
  • Stay Strong Indiana Business Taxes for New & Small Businesses

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 3/22/2022 - 12/30/2022
      Part two-part series from the Indiana Department of Revenue. Stay Strong is an hour-long presentation for small business owners with more complicated questions about their tax obligations to ...
  • Expert Webinar: Prepping Your Financials for Relief Programs + Financial Best Practices

    Central Indiana SBDC 4/4/2022 - 6/30/2022
    Join the Indiana Small Development Center to learn more about financial best practices for your business and preparing your financials for various relief programs. mAccounting, an Indianapolis-based a...
  • Online Business Audit

    Central Indiana SBDC 4/4/2022 - 6/30/2022
    What does a customer see when they Google your business name? What do they see on Yelp or Facebook? The West Central Indiana Small Business Development Center has developed an online audit checklist t...
  • Best Practices in Online Customer Service

    Central Indiana SBDC 4/4/2022 - 6/30/2022
    Join Geoff Zentz, gBETA Indiana Director, to learn about best practices for online customer service and ways to keep customers happy online!
  • Business Resiliency through Digital Marketing

    Central Indiana SBDC 4/4/2022 - 6/30/2022
    Join Cole Shearer, director of gBeta Indiana, Friday from noon- 1 p.m. to learn more about digital marketing, pivoting your brick & mortar business to an online business and more!
  • Women Business Owners: Overcoming Challenges

    Central Indiana SBDC 4/4/2022 - 6/30/2022
    Indiana Small Business Development Center partners with gener8tor to bring a monthly webinar to our clients.  Todays panelists are Hoosier women business owners Nicole Kearney/Sip and S...
  • Restaurant Focus: Creating and Growing an Online Presence

    Central Indiana SBDC 4/4/2022 - 6/30/2022
    Indiana Small Business Development Center partners with gener8tor to bring a monthly webinar to our clients.  Todays panelists is from Roundpeg.  Lorraine Ball, founder of Roundpeg and ...
  • Small Business Financial Planning (using LivePlan)

    Central Indiana SBDC 4/4/2022 - 6/30/2022
    Learn about financial planning for your small business with Justin Hardersen from LivePlan. LivePlan is a business planning, cash forecasting and financial performance tracking platform for small busi...
  • Remote Employee Management

    Central Indiana SBDC 4/4/2022 - 6/30/2022
    Join to learn more about how to manage a remote team - whether its a new, temporary remote situation or a more long-term strategy from Lauren Usher, Managing Director of gener8tor.
  • Get to Know the USDA SBIR Program

    Central Indiana SBDC 4/4/2022 - 6/30/2022
    USDA SBIR Program Coordinator, Melinda Coffman, will share details about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The presentation will in...
  • Indiana SBDC Webinar: Targeted Customer Segmentation + Storytelling

    Central Indiana SBDC 4/4/2022 - 6/30/2022
    Jack Marck, managing director of Illinois AgTech Accelerator, will join us and lead a workshop guiding small business owners through the tools of targeted customer segmentation and storytelling. Using...
  • Expert Webinar: Hiring in Manufacturing

    Central Indiana SBDC 4/4/2022 - 6/30/2022
    Indiana Small Business Development Center partners with gener8tor to bring a monthly webinar to our clients.  Todays panelists are from Quintegra Resourcing and Tellis Executive Search for this e...
  • Best Practices for Small Businesses

    Central Indiana SBDC 4/4/2022 - 6/30/2022
    North Central Indiana SBDC Business Advisor Tracie Davis discusses best practices for small businesses!
  • Business Pivots with Daniel Cruz from washbnb

    Central Indiana SBDC 4/4/2022 - 6/30/2022
    Learn about how Daniel Cruz and his team at washbnb successfully pivoted their business model during the pandemic in order to keep their business moving forward. Daniel will be talking through their s...
  • The Basics of Financial Literacy and Accounting

    Central Indiana SBDC 4/4/2022 - 6/30/2022
    In conjunction with Butler University One National Bank Center for Business Excellence student analysts, Central Indiana SBDC offers an "Introduction to Financial Literacy and Accounting" training s...
  • 401K & Benefits Planning

    Central Indiana SBDC 4/4/2022 - 6/30/2022
    Watch to learn about 401K and benefits for your business from Matt Koehling, a financial advisor at Raymond James!
  • Retail Focus: Upping Your Customer Engagement Game

    Central Indiana SBDC 4/4/2022 - 6/30/2022
    Indiana Small Business Development Center partners with gener8tor to bring a monthly webinar to our clients.  Today's panelist is Scott Hansen, CEO and Founder of Lead Sigma and an experienced en...
  • Recruiting & Hiring During a Pandemic

    Central Indiana SBDC 4/4/2022 - 6/30/2022
    Learn about HR recruiting and hiring during a pandemic from Mark Clevenger & Brenda Alderman of Quintegra, a talent connection platform.
  • Overview of Amazon Marketplace

    Central Indiana SBDC 4/4/2022 - 6/30/2022
    Mike Zhang, Founder and CEO of Fenrici Brand, gives an overview of Amazon Marketplace to learn how to make online sales part of your “open business” strategy!  Just months after ...
  • Leveraging the holidays for sales

    Central Indiana SBDC 4/4/2022 - 6/30/2022
    Learn more about how to leverage holidays and sales to drive revenue for your store from Angie Stocklin!  
  • Customer Engagement to Drive Sales

    Central Indiana SBDC 4/4/2022 - 6/30/2022
    Learn about how you can use customer engagement and satisfaction as a marketing tool to drive sales.
  • Creating Standard Operating Procedures

    Central Indiana SBDC 4/4/2022 - 6/30/2022
    Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are crucial to the success of every business. SOP helps expedite training new employees, keeping products and services consistent, and managing your employees. In t...
  • Disaster Planning and Crisis Management

    Central Indiana SBDC 4/4/2022 - 6/30/2022
    Learn about disaster planning and crisis management – critical aspects in planning for your business’s future - from Kathy Kinder, The Startup Ladies board member.  &...
  • Indiana SBDC Webinar: Business Model Canvas when Pivoting Your Business

    Central Indiana SBDC 4/4/2022 - 6/30/2022
    The Business Model Canvas is a strategic tool to visualize, define and assess a business idea or concept. Geoff Zentz, Director of gBeta Indy at gener8tor, will guide you through the process of using ...
  • Retail Focus: Upping Your Customer Engagement Game

    Lead Center 4/14/2022 - 6/30/2022
    Indiana Small Business Development Center partners with gener8tor to bring a monthly webinar to our clients.  Today's panelist is Scott Hansen, CEO and Founder of Lead Sigma and an experienced en...
  • MISSION 4: Business Legal and Taxes

    Hoosier Heartland Indiana SBDC 6/27/2022 | Noon to 1 p.m.
    Business Legal and Taxes Discuss LLC and S Corp Business Taxes Assignment ~~~~~~ Speakers:  Andrew Stephenson, JD  Michael and Stephenson    David Floyd, CPA  DH Flo...
  • Reviewing Your Business Foundations (Business Process & Automation Series Module 1 of 6)

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 6/28/2022 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm CENTRAL time
      ***this event begins at 4:00pm CENTRAL time***   Are you regularly bringing in sales, but not quite sure how you arrive at them? Or perhaps your business is starting to grow, but it fee...
  • QuickBooks Workshop

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 6/30/2022 | 9:00am - 3:30pm Central Time
    ***Note: this is an in-person workshop for the online (web browser) version of QuickBooks. The desktop version (downloaded software) of QuickBooks is very different and we will only be covering the ...
  • Cybersecurity for Small Business 101

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 7/5/2022 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm CENTRAL time
    ***this event begins at 4:00pm CENTRAL time*** Not sure where to start when it comes to cybersecurity for your small business? Join us for this webinar with guests from Lieberman Technologies. We...
  • MISSION 5: Make Your Pitch

    Hoosier Heartland Indiana SBDC 7/11/2022 | Noon to 1 p.m.
    Present a summary of your business and practice your pitch.  
  • Launching Your Own Business - Virtual Only

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 7/12/2022 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm CENTRAL time
      ***This event is ONLINE ONLY and begins promptly at 4:00pm CENTRAL time.***   This is a virtual occurrence of Launching Your Own Business, a workshop to learn the basic concepts of...
  • Essentials of Launching a Business

    Northeast Indiana SBDC 7/13/2022 | 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 busin...
  • Introductory for Indiana Certification Boot Camp/doing business with the government (in-Person)

    Northwest Indiana SBDC 7/13/2022 | Wednesday; 3:30-6:00 PM (CDT)
    Do you have goods or services that you can provide to government agencies? Should your business of AT LEAST ONE YEAR OR OLDER get certified? This is an (In-Person), Introductory Meeting on the Overvie...
  • Launch Your Own Business--Muncie (In-Person Only)

    East Central Indiana SBDC 7/14/2022 | 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
    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...
  • Target Market Research Strategies

    Northeast Indiana SBDC 7/18/2022 | 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...
  • Free Marketing for Small Business 101

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 7/19/2022 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm CENTRAL time
    ***this event begins at 4:00pm CENTRAL time*** Modern technology provides several powerful options for marketing your small business - are you taking advantage of all the free methods? Join this ...
  • Grow with Google. Sell Online with E-Commerce Tools.

    East Central Indiana SBDC 7/21/2022 | 3 pm EST to 4 pm EST
    On behalf of your friends at the East Central ISBDC. Learn how to sell your products online. We'll walk through listing your products for free with Google Business Profile and Merchant Center. And we'...
  • Launch Your Own Business--Portland--In Person Only

    East Central Indiana SBDC 7/26/2022 | 4 pm to 6 pm
    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...
  • Standard Operating Procedures (Business Process & Automation Series Module 2 of 6)

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 7/26/2022 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm CENTRAL time
      ***this event begins at 4:00pm CENTRAL time***   Standard Operating Procedures are the backbone of running a business. Once you have a proven, replicable process to derive income, then ...
  • Launch Your Own Business Workshop

    Central Indiana SBDC 7/27/2022 | 4:00
    Launch Your Own Business Workshop
  • Next Level Business Workshop for Creative Entrepreneurs

    Intentional Outreach Network at West Central Indiana SBDC 8/6/2022 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Join us for a day of business inspiration at the Terre Haute Community Theater. Lunch and Refreshments included. Session Topics Business Planning How to Create and Communicate Your Value Proposit...
  • Launching Your Own Business - Virtual Only

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 8/9/2022 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm CENTRAL time
      ***This event is ONLINE ONLY and begins promptly at 4:00pm CENTRAL time.***   This is a virtual occurrence of Launching Your Own Business, a workshop to learn the basic concepts of...
  • Essentials of Launching a Business

    Northeast Indiana SBDC 8/10/2022 | 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 busin...
  • Business Plan Fundamentals

    Northeast Indiana SBDC 8/15/2022 | 5:30 to 7:00
    A business plan is used by entreprenuers to manage the direction and expectations of their business as well as to solicit funding for implementing growth strategies or starting a new enterprise. This ...
  • Business Builders Series--Grant County

    East Central Indiana SBDC 8/16/2022 - 10/11/2022
    Seminar Description: Business Builders is a 8-week program designed to help and educate small business entrepreneurs to start, grow, and flourish. The course will provide the foundation for helpi...
  • Finding Efficiencies in Your Business (Business Process & Automation Series Module 3 of 6)

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 8/23/2022 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm CENTRAL time
      ***this event begins at 4:00pm CENTRAL time***     Businesses often try to solve for the fires they are currently experiencing. They feel like they are behind the curve, reactiona...
  • Essentials of Launching a Business

    Northeast Indiana SBDC 8/24/2022 | 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 busin...
  • Launching Your Own Business - Virtual Only

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 9/13/2022 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm CENTRAL time
      ***This event is ONLINE ONLY and begins promptly at 4:00pm CENTRAL time.***   This is a virtual occurrence of Launching Your Own Business, a workshop to learn the basic concepts of...
  • Essentials of Launching a Business

    Northeast Indiana SBDC 9/14/2022 | 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 busin...
  • Funding Options for Small Business

    Northeast Indiana SBDC 9/19/2022 | 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Where is the money? This workshop reviews a variety of funding sources, including commercial lenders, the SBA, state, regional, and local programs, and highlights financial terminology and borrower qu...
  • Intro to Automating Business Processes (Business Process & Automation Series Module 4 of 6)

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 9/27/2022 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm CENTRAL time
      ***this event begins at 4:00pm CENTRAL time***   So now you have a proven strategy of making money, have standardized processes, and have identified ways to make your business more effi...
  • Launching Your Own Business - Virtual Only

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 10/11/2022 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm CENTRAL time
      ***This event is ONLINE ONLY and begins promptly at 4:00pm CENTRAL time.***   This is a virtual occurrence of Launching Your Own Business, a workshop to learn the basic concepts of...
  • Essentials of Launching a Business

    Northeast Indiana SBDC 10/12/2022 | 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 busin...
  • Target Market Research Strategies

    Northeast Indiana SBDC 10/17/2022 | 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...
  • Re-Envisioning the Client Experience (Business Process & Automation Series Module 5 of 6)

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 10/25/2022 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm CENTRAL time
        ***this event begins at 4:00pm CENTRAL time***   In sales, we have been taught to keep track of interactions with customers, track their sales journey, and capture data on the e...
  • Essentials of Launching a Business

    Northeast Indiana SBDC 10/26/2022 | 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 busin...
  • Launching Your Own Business - Virtual Only

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 11/8/2022 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm CENTRAL time
      ***This event is ONLINE ONLY and begins promptly at 4:00pm CENTRAL time.***   This is a virtual occurrence of Launching Your Own Business, a workshop to learn the basic concepts of...
  • Essentials of Launching a Business

    Northeast Indiana SBDC 11/9/2022 | 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 busin...
  • Business Plan Fundamentals

    Northeast Indiana SBDC 11/21/2022 | 5:30 to 7:00
    A business plan is used by entreprenuers to manage the direction and expectations of their business as well as to solicit funding for implementing growth strategies or starting a new enterprise. This ...
  • Automated Sales Processes (Business Process & Automation Series Module 6 of 6)

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 11/22/2022 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm CENTRAL time
      ***this event begins at 4:00pm CENTRAL time***   Once you have repositioned your relationship with your client, you can now start to see a path to automating much of the transactional p...
  • Launching Your Own Business - Virtual Only

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 12/13/2022 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm CENTRAL time
      ***This event is ONLINE ONLY and begins promptly at 4:00pm CENTRAL time.***   This is a virtual occurrence of Launching Your Own Business, a workshop to learn the basic concepts of...