Open or Expand a Business with OpenCounter Indy

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A friend of entrepreneurs and small business owners, the Indy Chamber is always looking for ways to improve small business ownership. Keeping the best interest of small business owners in mind, the Indy Chamber’s Business Acceleration Team recently launched OpenCounter Indy, a new online tool that dramatically reduces the time to open or expand a business in Marion County. 

“We are very excited about everything that OpenCounter Indy can offer to local small businesses and entrepreneurs. Whether they are using it as an informational tool to find out what permits they will need and their costs or actually going through and applying for permits, OpenCounter Indy offers convenience and assistance that is available to the public 24/7 from virtually anywhere. “says Jim Rawlinson, Regulatory and Permitting Ombudsman for the Indy Chamber.

The easy to use OpenCounter portal provides each applicant with a customized outline of the necessary permits, project licenses and fees, detailing relevant zoning and other rules while collecting the data that local governments require to ensure public health and safety.  With just a few keystrokes and clicks, OpenCounter Indy aims to replace in-person visits to city agencies like the Departments of Code Enforcement and Metropolitan Development with the convenience of a secure online session.

Available in both English and Spanish, OpenCounter Indy is designed to streamline the otherwise difficult task of opening or expanding a physical location. 

To learn more about OpenCounter Indy, please visit or contact Jim Rawlinson at [email protected] or 317.464.2262.

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