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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  • Reviewing Your Business Foundations (Business Process & Automation Series Module 1 of 6)

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 7/1/2022 - 9/30/2022
    ***This course originally took place on June 28, 2022. To view the recording, choose "Sign Up" above and once registered you'll see a link to the recording at the top of the page.*** Scroll dow...
  • Stay Strong Indiana Business Taxes for New & Small Businesses

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 7/1/2022 - 9/30/2022
    Part two in a 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 ...
  • Start Strong Indiana Business Taxes for New & Small Businesses

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 7/1/2022 - 9/30/2022
    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...
  • Cybersecurity for Small Business 101

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 7/5/2022 - 9/30/2022
    ***this event was recorded on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. To view the recording, choose Sign Up above and you'll see a link to the recording appear at the top of the page. Once you finish watching, pleas...
  • Free Marketing for Small Business 101 (webinar recording)

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 7/20/2022 - 9/30/2022
      ***this event was recorded on Tuesday, July 19, 2022. To view the recording, choose Sign Up above and you'll see a link to the recording appear at the top of the page. Once you finis...
  • Standard Operating Procedures (Business Process & Automation Series Module 2 of 6)

    Southwest Indiana SBDC 7/26/2022 - 9/30/2022
    ***this event was recorded on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. To view the recording, choose Sign Up above and you'll see a link to the recording appear at the top of the page. Once you finish watc...
  • Grow with Google: Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps

    East Central Indiana SBDC 8/9/2022 | 1 pm EST to 2 pm EST
    On behalf of your friends at the East Central Indiana SBDC. Showing up when customers are searching online is more important than ever. Ensure customers can find accurate, updated information about y...
  • 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 Startup 101

    North Central Indiana SBDC 8/11/2022 | 4:00 pm
    Business Startup 101 This workshop is a valuable first step in starting a business. Every successful business is built on a solid foundation, and this session covers cornerstone issues of market, man...
  • Organizing Your Digital Footprint

    Intentional Outreach Network at West Central Indiana SBDC 8/12/2022 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    This workshop will help businesses save time, work more efficiently, and secure their online platforms by showing them how to organize their diital footprint, how to separate their digital assets betw...
  • 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 ...
  • Launch Your Own Business--Muncie (In-Person Only)

    East Central Indiana SBDC 8/15/2022 | 9 am EST to 11 am 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...
  • Business Startup 101

    North Central Indiana SBDC 8/16/2022 | 4:00 pm
    Business Startup 101 This workshop is a valuable first step in starting a business. Every successful business is built on a solid foundation, and this session covers cornerstone issues of market, man...
  • Finding Funds for Your Business

    North Central Indiana SBDC 8/18/2022 | 4:00 PM
    Having sufficient capital is critical for the success of any business. This workshop introduces the wide range of available options and helps determine the most appropriate funding path for your busin...
  • Customer Engagement

    Intentional Outreach Network at West Central Indiana SBDC 8/18/2022 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Join the West Central ISBDC to help you with the most critical component of your business, your customers. This workshop is designed to give you pointers on how to deal with customers in your business...
  • The Next Step: Can My Great Idea Become a Business?

    Intentional Outreach Network at West Central Indiana SBDC 8/23/2022 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Do you have an idea for a small business that you have been dreaming about and are not sure what steps you will need to take? This workshop is for you! You will have be guided through the steps you ne...
  • 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, reactionary, and firefighti...
  • The Next Step: Can My Great Idea Become a Business?

    Intentional Outreach Network at West Central Indiana SBDC 8/26/2022 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Do you have an idea for a small business that you have been dreaming about and are not sure what steps you will need to take? This workshop is for you! You will have be guided through the steps you ne...
  • Coffee and Conversation

    Intentional Outreach Network at West Central Indiana SBDC 8/30/2022 | 8:00 am - 9:00 am
    This discussion will focus on how to start a business and the no-cost resources available to you at the West Central Indiana SBDC!
  • Launch Your Own Business Workshop

    Central Indiana SBDC 8/31/2022 | 4:00
    Launch Your Own Business Workshop
  • Detect, Correct & Close your Books (In-Person)

    Northwest Indiana SBDC 8/31/2022 | Wednesday from 9 AM - 4 PM (CDT)
    This In-Person workshop is for QuickBooks Online Edition ONLY. If you do not have QuickBooks Online yet, we can help you choose which edition is best for you and enroll you up for the subscription at ...
  • Surviving a COVID Relief Audit

    Intentional Outreach Network at West Central Indiana SBDC 9/9/2022 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    We know audits are no fun for businesses, and audits on new programs can be even more complicated. This workshop helps businesses who received COVID-19 relief funding prepare for a potential audit, so...
  • Business Startup 101

    North Central Indiana SBDC 9/12/2022 | 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm EST
    This workshop is a valuable first step in starting a business. Every successful business is built on a solid foundation, and this session covers cornerstone issues of market, management, and money. We...
  • Business Startup 101

    North Central Indiana SBDC 9/13/2022 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST
    This workshop is a valuable first step in starting a business. Every successful business is built on a solid foundation, and this session covers cornerstone issues of market, management, and money. We...
  • 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...
  • Your Marketing Plan in 9 Steps

    North Central Indiana SBDC 9/15/2022 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
    Marketing is critical to the success of any business, but knowing where to start can be a challenge. For many, marketing is viewed as nothing more than promotional activities when in reality there are...
  • 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...
  • Your Marketing Plan in 9 Steps

    North Central Indiana SBDC 9/20/2022 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm EST
    Marketing is critical to the success of any business, but knowing where to start can be a challenge. For many, marketing is viewed as nothing more than promotional activities when in reality there are...
  • Introductory for Indiana Certification Boot Camp/doing business with the government (in-Person)

    Northwest Indiana SBDC 9/27/2022 | Tuesday; 9 - 10:30 am
    Do you have goods or services that you can provide to government agencies?  Recommended that you should be in business AT LEAST ONE YEAR OR OLDER get certified? This is an (In-Person), Introducto...
  • 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 efficient, NOW y...
  • Finding Funds for Your Business

    North Central Indiana SBDC 10/4/2022 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST
    Having sufficient capital is critical for the success of any business. This workshop introduces the wide range of available options and helps determine the most appropriate funding path for your busin...
  • 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...
  • Finding Funds for Your Business

    North Central Indiana SBDC 10/13/2022 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST
    Having sufficient capital is critical for the success of any business. This workshop introduces the wide range of available options and helps determine the most appropriate funding path for 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...
  • Finding Funds for Your Business

    North Central Indiana SBDC 10/18/2022 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
    Having sufficient capital is critical for the success of any business. This workshop introduces the wide range of available options and helps determine the most appropriate funding path for your busin...
  • 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 effectiveness of th...
  • 31st Annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards at Avalon Manor in Merrillville

    Northwest Indiana SBDC 10/26/2022 | 11 a.m - 1:30 p.m.
    This awards event began 31 years ago to recognize the entrepreneurial successes of those companies in the NW ISBDC region, which encompasses Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Jasper, Newton, Starke and Pulaski c...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Your Marketing Plan in 9 Steps

    North Central Indiana SBDC 11/17/2022 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST
    Marketing is critical to the success of any business, but knowing where to start can be a challenge. For many, marketing is viewed as nothing more than promotional activities when in reality there are...
  • Business Startup 101

    North Central Indiana SBDC 11/17/2022 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
    This workshop is a valuable first step in starting a business. Every successful business is built on a solid foundation, and this session covers cornerstone issues of market, management, and money. We...
  • 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 ...
  • Business Startup 101

    North Central Indiana SBDC 11/21/2022 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    This workshop is a valuable first step in starting a business. Every successful business is built on a solid foundation, and this session covers cornerstone issues of market, management, and money. We...
  • 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 pieces of the...