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At a Glance

Find a Coach

Reach your potential faster. A coach can help you strategize how to build and scale more effectively.

Apply for a Loan

Funding is critical. Small loans keep businesses moving forward when they need it most.

Get Equipped

Explore our resource portal to connect with local organizations and access online material to grow your business.

Connect the Dots

Grow your business and experience the impact provided by our hands on workshops and events for entrepreneurs.

Our Impact

We work with businesses of all ages, industries, and size. Hear from some of our clients about how we’ve helped strengthen their business, whether it’s through business coaching, loans, workshops, or one of our programs.

Entrepreneur Spotlights

Our Impact

We work with businesses of all ages, industries, and size. Hear from some of our clients about how we’ve helped strengthen their business, whether it’s through business coaching, loans, workshops, or one of our programs.

Entrepreneur Spotlights

Three Teams. One Goal.

Indy Chamber Entrepreneur Services is made up of three teams: the Business Ownership Initiative, the Central Indiana Women’s Business Center, and the Hispanic Business Council. These teams are united under one mission to help local entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. With shared resources, events and staff, these organizations work collaboratively to meet the needs of every entrepreneur that walks through the door.

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Business Ownership Initiative

As the umbrella organization for the Entrepreneurship Division, Business Ownership Initiative (BOI) aims to help Central Indiana residents start and grow businesses.  To do so, BOI offers free one-on-one business coaching, access to financing, business workshops, and online business courses.

Central Indiana Women's Business Center

The Central Indiana Women’s Business Center (CIWBC) is a cooperative program in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration designed to promote the creation and growth of businesses by women entrepreneurs by empowering them towards successful entrepreneurship and economic self-sufficiency.

Hispanic Business Council

The Hispanic Business Council (HBC) works to better assist the Hispanic business community, by offering networking events, bi-lingual business coaching, and mentor-based educational programs such as the Mentor-Protégé Program and Accelerate Latinx.

Programs and Initiatives

REDi

The ReEntry Entrepreneurship Development Initiative (REDi) addresses the likely connection between entrepreneurship and reducing the rate of re-offending by providing technical business training and education to incarcerated and formerly-incarcerated individuals.

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Childcare Quality Improvement

BOI, in partnership with United Way of Central Indiana, joined efforts in 2014 to boost the quality of childcare throughout the Indianapolis region by providing business coaching to administrators participating in the United Way Quality Improvement Project.

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Giving Back

Looking to support entrepreneurs in your own backyard? Consider a donation to BOI through the Inspired Fund or the Corporate Giving Circle.

For Individuals

A little goes a long way. The Inspired Fund allows women to support fellow women on their entrepreneur journey. Through the generosity of individual donors, BOI and CIWBC can continue to provide the resources and tools necessary to help entrepreneurs start and grow with the support they need.

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For Business

We all started somewhere. BOI’s Corporate Giving Circle provides an opportunity for small businesses to give back and join BOI in supporting the growth of local entrepreneurs. Through the generosity of corporate supporters, we can continue to make an impact through our robust coaching, training, workshops, and loans for entrepreneurs at every stage.

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Workshops & Events

Thank You, Sponsors

So many amazing organizations contribute their time and resources to make our Entrepreneur Services division what it has become today. Below are a few of those organizations who have supported our efforts.

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September 20, 2019 11:32 am

Entrepreneur Services & BOI: Meet the team, learn about our work.

The Rundown: Indy Chamber Entrepreneur Services is made up of three teams: the Business Ownership Initiative (BOI), the Central Indiana Women’s Business Center (CIWBC), and the Hispanic Business Council (HBC). These teams are united under one mission to help local entrepreneurs start and grow their…

August 30, 2019 11:53 am

4 Ways to Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month in Indy

From September 15 to October 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Did you know that about 4.4 million Latinx-owned businesses in the U.S. contribute more than $700 billion to…

August 8, 2019 5:53 pm

Mark Harsley Takes Top Prize at REDi Pitch Night

Indy Chamber Hosts Second Annual Pitch Competition for Ex-Offenders ‘KITe’ Web and Mobile App Takes Top Prize On Wednesday evening, the Indy Chamber and Business Ownership Initiative’s ReEntry Entrepreneurship Development Initiative (REDi) hosted its second public pitch competition for ex-offenders in Central Indiana. REDi, funded by CICF Community Crime Prevention…

 

Let's Chat

Do you have questions about the Entrepreneurship Team? Connect with us to see how we can help move your business forward, whether it’s through an event or a one-on-one coaching session. Contact the Operations Coordinator at 317-464-2258 or use the contact button below.

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