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
Programs include business counseling and a 20-hour Business Beginnings class. Formerly known as the Neighborhood Self-Employment Initiative.
U.S. Small Business Administration - Indiana District Office
8500 Keystone Crossing, Suite 400
Indianapolis, IN 46240
(317) 226-7272 ext.120
Paul Wyatt, Counseling Programs & Information
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
Offers one-on-one counseling and a monthly workshop "Starting and Running Your Own Successful Small Business." Registration is required.
- 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
What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur
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 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.
Most Successful Small Business In The World The Ten Principles
Gerber, Michael E.
LLC Or Corporation How To Choose The Right Form For Your Business
6346.0668 MAN 2011
Start Your Own Business And Hire Yourself Insider Tips For Successful Self Employment In Any Economy
Start Your Own Blogging Business Generate Income From Advertisers Subscribers Merchandising And More
659.20285 RIC 2010
Start Your Own Consulting Business Your Step By Step Guide To Success
Sandlin, Eileen Figure
658.46 SAN 2010
Scrappy Startups How 15 Ordinary Women Turned Their Unique Ideas Into Profitable Businesses
Keveles, Melanie R.