A guide to resources for starting a small business including marketing, licensing and grants as well as small business management, business forms, personnel, taxation, and finance that's available in books as well as in audio and video formats.
Central Indiana SBDC (Small Business Development Center)
9301 E. 59th St. Room 147
Indianapolis, IN 46216
Provides free counseling to help develop business plans and solve problems in existing businesses.
Business Ownership Initiative of Indiana/Central Indiana Women's Business Center
111 Monument Circle, Suite 2450
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Provides one-on-one, personalized business coaching free of charge. Business workshops and online courses.
U.S. Small Business Administration - Indiana District Office
8500 Keystone Crossing, Suite 400
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Counseling and training sessions are available to those starting or running businesses.
SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small Business)
8500 Keystone Crossing, Suite 401
Indianapolis, IN 46240
SCORE mentors provide free business counseling online and in person. Register online to attend their free workshop “Simple Steps for Starting Your Own Business”.
- Business Grants
- Domestic Economic Assistance
- Proposal Writing in Business
- Small Business - Finance
- Strategic Planning
- Business Planning
- New Business Enterprises - Planning
- Small Business
- Small Business - Marketing
- Venture Capital
Micro-Entrepreneurship for Dummies
Mladjenovic, Paul J.
Entrepreneur (Santa Monica, Calif.)
Business Owners Guide to State Government
Find out about general requirements for starting your business and about Indiana specific licenses and permits.
Indiana Secretary of State
Includes Business Entity Name Search, Indiana Trademark search and registration, and "An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting a Business in Indiana".
Indiana Department of Administration
This multi-purpose agency's responsibilities include administering the state's procurement and professional services contracting, and minority and women owned business programs. Search list of state certified minority and women’s business enterprises.
Indiana Economic Development Corporation
Includes information on relocating your business in Indiana, international business information, and permit and regulatory assistance.
Indiana Small Business Development Center
Indiana entrepreneurs and small business owners are assisted through one on one counseling, education, and business resources. Online Business Classes are also available.
SBDCNET National Information Clearinghouse
SBDCNET contains links useful to entrepreneurs, established small business owners, and the business researcher including: business plans, industry information, and associations. the research services of SBDCNET, however, are available only to SBDC business advisors assisting clients.
Business Owners Toolkit
Wide range of small business information made available by Commerce Clearing House.
Indiana Business Research Center
Economic and demographic statistics specific to Indiana counties and cities.
Indy Site Finder - Indianapolis Property Site Locator & Market Data Resource Center
Use for site selection, business data, and demographic information for Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana.
Small Business Adminstration
Since 1953 the SBA’s mission has been to help Americans start, build and grow businesses.
Center for Business Planning
Includes a collection of business plans that were entered in the Moot Corp® Competition at the University of Texas.
From the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, information on starting, growing and managing your business.
Business Insights: Essentials
Formerly Business and Company Resource Center.
Database of detailed company and industry news and information (company profiles, brands, rankings, histories, investment reports).
Business Source Premier
Provides full text for more than 2,800 scholarly business journals. Locate articles from well-known business periodicals.
DemographicsNow offers simple, ready-to- use demographic data reports that can be customized by geography.
Searchable national business directory with listings for over 12 million US businesses.
Small Business Resource Center
Users will find complete small business management resources via a combination of unparalleled periodicals and reference content.
The $100 Startup : Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future
Incorporate Your Business: A Legal Guide to Forming a Corporation in Your State
346.06622 MAN 2013
Startup Weekend : How to Take a Company from Concept to Creation in 54 Hours
Nager, Marc, 1985-
Start Your Own Corporation : Why the Rich Own Their Own Companies and Everyone Else Works for Them
The Small Business Start-Up Guide : A Surefire Blueprint to Successfully Launch Your Own Business
658.11 THO 2013