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Indy Resource Navigator

The Indy Resource Navigator is an online tool which helps connect entrepreneurs and business owners to local resource partners who provide free or low cost services to help businesses grow and prosper. Looking for something specific? Whether you’re a biotech company looking for financial assistance or a food start-up looking for shared commercial kitchen space, you can narrow your search to get connected to the right resource at the right time.

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Marketing & Sales

Indy Resource Navigator

The Indy Resource Navigator is an online tool which helps connect entrepreneurs and business owners to local resource partners who provide free or low cost services to help businesses grow and prosper. Looking for something specific? Whether you’re a biotech company looking for financial assistance or a food start-up looking for shared commercial kitchen space, you can narrow your search to get connected to the right resource at the right time.

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Webinar: Entering Into Foreign Distribution and Sales Agreements

Have a product that’s ready for the global market but don’t know where to start to get it to your customers? Register for the next installment of the Global Indy Export Bootcamp webinar series as we welcome Angella Castille, Partner at Faegre Baker Daniels as she shares her expertise on international and cross-border transactions.

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Webinar: Tax Implications for Exporters

If you’re an exporter or new to exporting, it’s time to familiarize yourself with the tax environment in the country where you plan to do business. Join us for our first Export Bootcamp webinar of the year as we welcome Tom Miller, Partner at BKD, LLP. He will share his expertise on corporate tax, specifically when it comes to exports.

View Webinar

Webinar: Global Marketing Communications

Take a look at our Export Bootcamp webinar series as we feature Kevin Flynn of Caldwell VanRiper (CVR) and Andre van der Meer of AMIN EMEA to discuss global marketing and communications.

View Webinar

Webinar: Are You Export Ready?

This first webinar event of the Export Bootcamp series focuses on exporting 101 from Mark Cooper of the US Department of Commerce in Indianapolis.

View Webinar

Videos

Webinar: Entering Into Foreign Distribution and Sales Agreements

Have a product that’s ready for the global market but don’t know where to start to get it to your customers? Register for the next installment of the Global Indy Export Bootcamp webinar series as we welcome Angella Castille, Partner at Faegre Baker Daniels as she shares her expertise on international and cross-border transactions.

View Webinar

Webinar: Tax Implications for Exporters

If you’re an exporter or new to exporting, it’s time to familiarize yourself with the tax environment in the country where you plan to do business. Join us for our first Export Bootcamp webinar of the year as we welcome Tom Miller, Partner at BKD, LLP. He will share his expertise on corporate tax, specifically when it comes to exports.

View Webinar

Webinar: Leveraging INZone as a Trade Partner

The Greater Indianapolis Foreign Trade Zone may be a good resource to generate efficiency and savings for international business. Join us as we welcome Andrew Crecelius, Operations Manager of INZone to describe their offerings and navigate the international terrain.

View Webinar

Webinar: Global Marketing Communications

Take a look at our Export Bootcamp webinar series as we feature Kevin Flynn of Caldwell VanRiper (CVR) and Andre van der Meer of AMIN EMEA to discuss global marketing and communications.

View Webinar

Webinar: Are You Export Ready?

This first webinar event of the Export Bootcamp series focuses on exporting 101 from Mark Cooper of the US Department of Commerce in Indianapolis.

View Webinar

Entrepreneurship

Pass the Torch for Women

Growing women leaders requires the support of other professionals. Pass the Torch for Women creates a community that guides women as they navigate their career pathways by providing mentoring and networking opportunities.

Learn More

NAWBO Indy

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice of America’s more than 10 million women-owned businesses representing the fastest growing segment of the market.

As a dues-based organization with far-reaching clout and impact, we are a one-stop resource to propelling women business owners into greater economic, social and political spheres worldwide.

More Info

OpenCounterIndy

OpenCounter Indy is a simplified permitting, licensing and zoning for Indianapolis businesses. This easy-to-use website takes the often baffling process of opening a business and simplifies it. Enter your data once and OpenCounter Indy tells you exactly what you need to do to open the doors of your business, what forms you need to file, estimates of permitting and licensing costs and how long the process is going to take.

Get Started

GoGlobal Grants

The GoGlobal Grant Export Acceleration Program, presented by the Indy Chamber and JPMorgan Chase, provides up to $5,000 in matching grant funding to qualifying companies to support their export activities. Grants match and reimburse company expenses for future export activities. GoGlobal Grants can be used for export plan development and training, trade show attendance and industry conferences, trade missions and other support services related to exporting.

Learn More

Central Indiana Women’s Business Center

Hosted by the Indy Chamber, 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.

Learn More

Indy Women in Tech

This organizations inspires women and girls of all ages to pursue STEM related employment in Indiana by exposing them to experiences and career opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics as well as provide the necessary financial support, mentoring, training and education.

Learn More

WomenIN

WomenIN is an effort that will empower aspiring women throughout the entire state of Indiana by providing resources and a network to increase the future growth of women entrepreneurs by creating a supportive ecosystem. WomenIN opens up resources typically reserved for Purdue Foundry clients to all women in the state.

Learn More

StudioB Creative Exchange

Studio B Creative Exchange is an Indy-based innovation space for women, creative and social entrepreneurs. They offer collaborative co-working or private workspace, event and proof-of-concept space along with programming to increase awareness, access to resources and business savvy for believers, creators and impact makers and those who support them.

Learn More

Office of Minority and Women Business Development

The Office of Minority & Women Business Development for the City of Indianapolis strives to enhance the City’s growth and economic stability through promotion of contracting and procurement opportunities for Minority-owned, Women-, Veteran-, and Disability-owned businesses.

Learn More

Grameen America

Grameen America empowers low-income women in Indianapolis with accessible microloans, peer support, financial training, savings accounts, and credit building services to support women entrepreneurs.

Learn More

The Build Fund

Operated by King Park Development Corporation, The Build Fund is a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that provides affordable loans to small businesses seeking to expand in or move to Marion County. It focuses on the core urban neighborhoods of Indianapolis.

Learn More

Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC)

LISC provides capital to small businesses in disinvested neighborhoods so they can build facilities, expand their product lines, hire additional staff and replace aging equipment. LISC also offers loans to support a variety of real estate developments, including housing, retail projects, industrial projects, and community facilities such as charter schools, childcare facilities, cultural centers, and health care facilities.

Learn More

Business Ownership Initiative

Hosted by the Indy Chamber, the Business Ownership Initiative allows entrepreneurs to apply for microloans ranging from $1,000 to $50,000+. To minimize barriers to successful entrepreneurship, these loans are available for start-ups or existing businesses, with no minimum credit score required and ITIN accepted in place of SSN (making this available to immigrant entrepreneurs).

Learn More

Community Investment Fund of Indiana (CIFI)

CIFI finances projects to build vibrant communities and resilient families. Find funds to grow your existing business. A loan requests can range from $25,000 to $250,000 and the proceeds can be used for a variety of needs from real estate acquisition, rehabilitation, equipment purchases, buying inventory, real estate improvements pertaining to energy efficiency and to cover the cost of keeping your operation running smoothly.

Learn More

SBA’s Complete Start-Up Guide

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is one of the best go-to resources for everything you need to know about starting a business. In fact, they created a start-up guide for entrepreneurs to see the basic steps required to plan and grow a business. Review the whole guide here, or check out the sections below:

  1. Plan Your Business
    Starting a business involves extensive planning. Learn more about market research, funding, and creating a solid business plan.
  2. Launch Your Business
    Already have your business plans finished? Now it’s time to launch! Learn more about choosing a location, pulling permits, getting insurance, and more.
  3. Manage Your Business
    Run your operations like a boss. Learn how to manage day-to-day operations and prepare for success.
  4. Grow Your Business
    Have you already established your business, and ready to grow it? Whether you’re looking to merge and acquire a business, expand to new locations, export, or become a federal contractor, this guide is for you.

Learn More

Khan Academy

The Khan Academy is one of the best resources out there for entrepreneurs. The comprehensive site offers over 3,200 video tutorials on everything from Algebra to Valuation and Investing, Venture Capital and Capital Markets, and several Microeconomics courses to get entrepreneurs set up with the basics about understanding markets and finance.

Learn More

BOI’s Online Instruction Center

ED2Go is a platform that Business Ownership Initiative (BOI) uses to easily provide access to business education. The site offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of the courses are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. The online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you.

Learn More

Entrepreneurship.org / Kauffman Online

The Kauffman Foundation, a global thought leader and activator in entrepreneurship, created an online portal of resources to help entrepreneurs grow their ideas. Explore content ranging from marketing to entrepreneurial life and more.

Learn More

Stanford’s ECorner

For those looking for in-depth lessons, Stanford University offers hour-long interviews with leading entrepreneurs on its E-Corner website. This website has more than 2,000 free videos and podcasts ranging from practical topics to more obscure and thought-provoking content.

Learn More

HBR Ideacast

For those looking for a quick tutorial, Harvard Business Review offers its weekly audio podcast series, HBR IdeaCast. Browse interviews with experts and industry leaders, on topics ranging from group decision making to leadership and growth strategies.

Learn More

MIT OpenCourseWare

At MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW), you can download and view free lecture notes, exams, and videos from MIT courses, essentially getting an MIT education, anywhere.

Learn More

Webinar: Entering Into Foreign Distribution and Sales Agreements

Have a product that’s ready for the global market but don’t know where to start to get it to your customers? Register for the next installment of the Global Indy Export Bootcamp webinar series as we welcome Angella Castille, Partner at Faegre Baker Daniels as she shares her expertise on international and cross-border transactions.

View Webinar

Webinar: Tax Implications for Exporters

If you’re an exporter or new to exporting, it’s time to familiarize yourself with the tax environment in the country where you plan to do business. Join us for our first Export Bootcamp webinar of the year as we welcome Tom Miller, Partner at BKD, LLP. He will share his expertise on corporate tax, specifically when it comes to exports.

View Webinar

Webinar: Leveraging INZone as a Trade Partner

The Greater Indianapolis Foreign Trade Zone may be a good resource to generate efficiency and savings for international business. Join us as we welcome Andrew Crecelius, Operations Manager of INZone to describe their offerings and navigate the international terrain.

View Webinar

Webinar: Global Marketing Communications

Take a look at our Export Bootcamp webinar series as we feature Kevin Flynn of Caldwell VanRiper (CVR) and Andre van der Meer of AMIN EMEA to discuss global marketing and communications.

View Webinar

Webinar: Are You Export Ready?

This first webinar event of the Export Bootcamp series focuses on exporting 101 from Mark Cooper of the US Department of Commerce in Indianapolis.

View Webinar

Indy Resource Navigator

The Indy Resource Navigator is an online tool which helps connect entrepreneurs and business owners to local resource partners who provide free or low cost services to help businesses grow and prosper. Looking for something specific? Whether you’re a biotech company looking for financial assistance or a food start-up looking for shared commercial kitchen space, you can narrow your search to get connected to the right resource at the right time.

Browse

Business Planning

SBA’s Complete Start-Up Guide

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is one of the best go-to resources for everything you need to know about starting a business. In fact, they created a start-up guide for entrepreneurs to see the basic steps required to plan and grow a business. Review the whole guide here, or check out the sections below:

  1. Plan Your Business
    Starting a business involves extensive planning. Learn more about market research, funding, and creating a solid business plan.
  2. Launch Your Business
    Already have your business plans finished? Now it’s time to launch! Learn more about choosing a location, pulling permits, getting insurance, and more.
  3. Manage Your Business
    Run your operations like a boss. Learn how to manage day-to-day operations and prepare for success.
  4. Grow Your Business
    Have you already established your business, and ready to grow it? Whether you’re looking to merge and acquire a business, expand to new locations, export, or become a federal contractor, this guide is for you.

Learn More

Indy Resource Navigator

The Indy Resource Navigator is an online tool which helps connect entrepreneurs and business owners to local resource partners who provide free or low cost services to help businesses grow and prosper. Looking for something specific? Whether you’re a biotech company looking for financial assistance or a food start-up looking for shared commercial kitchen space, you can narrow your search to get connected to the right resource at the right time.

Browse

Female Entrepreneurs

Pass the Torch for Women

Growing women leaders requires the support of other professionals. Pass the Torch for Women creates a community that guides women as they navigate their career pathways by providing mentoring and networking opportunities.

Learn More

NAWBO Indy

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice of America’s more than 10 million women-owned businesses representing the fastest growing segment of the market.

As a dues-based organization with far-reaching clout and impact, we are a one-stop resource to propelling women business owners into greater economic, social and political spheres worldwide.

More Info

Central Indiana Women’s Business Center

Hosted by the Indy Chamber, 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.

Learn More

Indy Women in Tech

This organizations inspires women and girls of all ages to pursue STEM related employment in Indiana by exposing them to experiences and career opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics as well as provide the necessary financial support, mentoring, training and education.

Learn More

WomenIN

WomenIN is an effort that will empower aspiring women throughout the entire state of Indiana by providing resources and a network to increase the future growth of women entrepreneurs by creating a supportive ecosystem. WomenIN opens up resources typically reserved for Purdue Foundry clients to all women in the state.

Learn More

StudioB Creative Exchange

Studio B Creative Exchange is an Indy-based innovation space for women, creative and social entrepreneurs. They offer collaborative co-working or private workspace, event and proof-of-concept space along with programming to increase awareness, access to resources and business savvy for believers, creators and impact makers and those who support them.

Learn More

Office of Minority and Women Business Development

The Office of Minority & Women Business Development for the City of Indianapolis strives to enhance the City’s growth and economic stability through promotion of contracting and procurement opportunities for Minority-owned, Women-, Veteran-, and Disability-owned businesses.

Learn More

Grameen America

Grameen America empowers low-income women in Indianapolis with accessible microloans, peer support, financial training, savings accounts, and credit building services to support women entrepreneurs.

Learn More

Indy Resource Navigator

The Indy Resource Navigator is an online tool which helps connect entrepreneurs and business owners to local resource partners who provide free or low cost services to help businesses grow and prosper. Looking for something specific? Whether you’re a biotech company looking for financial assistance or a food start-up looking for shared commercial kitchen space, you can narrow your search to get connected to the right resource at the right time.

Browse

Funding & Finance

Grameen America

Grameen America empowers low-income women in Indianapolis with accessible microloans, peer support, financial training, savings accounts, and credit building services to support women entrepreneurs.

Learn More

The Build Fund

Operated by King Park Development Corporation, The Build Fund is a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that provides affordable loans to small businesses seeking to expand in or move to Marion County. It focuses on the core urban neighborhoods of Indianapolis.

Learn More

Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC)

LISC provides capital to small businesses in disinvested neighborhoods so they can build facilities, expand their product lines, hire additional staff and replace aging equipment. LISC also offers loans to support a variety of real estate developments, including housing, retail projects, industrial projects, and community facilities such as charter schools, childcare facilities, cultural centers, and health care facilities.

Learn More

Business Ownership Initiative

Hosted by the Indy Chamber, the Business Ownership Initiative allows entrepreneurs to apply for microloans ranging from $1,000 to $50,000+. To minimize barriers to successful entrepreneurship, these loans are available for start-ups or existing businesses, with no minimum credit score required and ITIN accepted in place of SSN (making this available to immigrant entrepreneurs).

Learn More

Community Investment Fund of Indiana (CIFI)

CIFI finances projects to build vibrant communities and resilient families. Find funds to grow your existing business. A loan requests can range from $25,000 to $250,000 and the proceeds can be used for a variety of needs from real estate acquisition, rehabilitation, equipment purchases, buying inventory, real estate improvements pertaining to energy efficiency and to cover the cost of keeping your operation running smoothly.

Learn More

Indy Resource Navigator

The Indy Resource Navigator is an online tool which helps connect entrepreneurs and business owners to local resource partners who provide free or low cost services to help businesses grow and prosper. Looking for something specific? Whether you’re a biotech company looking for financial assistance or a food start-up looking for shared commercial kitchen space, you can narrow your search to get connected to the right resource at the right time.

Browse

Webinar: Tax Implications for Exporters

If you’re an exporter or new to exporting, it’s time to familiarize yourself with the tax environment in the country where you plan to do business. Join us for our first Export Bootcamp webinar of the year as we welcome Tom Miller, Partner at BKD, LLP. He will share his expertise on corporate tax, specifically when it comes to exports.

View Webinar

International

GoGlobal Grants

The GoGlobal Grant Export Acceleration Program, presented by the Indy Chamber and JPMorgan Chase, provides up to $5,000 in matching grant funding to qualifying companies to support their export activities. Grants match and reimburse company expenses for future export activities. GoGlobal Grants can be used for export plan development and training, trade show attendance and industry conferences, trade missions and other support services related to exporting.

Learn More

Webinar: Entering Into Foreign Distribution and Sales Agreements

Have a product that’s ready for the global market but don’t know where to start to get it to your customers? Register for the next installment of the Global Indy Export Bootcamp webinar series as we welcome Angella Castille, Partner at Faegre Baker Daniels as she shares her expertise on international and cross-border transactions.

View Webinar

Webinar: Tax Implications for Exporters

If you’re an exporter or new to exporting, it’s time to familiarize yourself with the tax environment in the country where you plan to do business. Join us for our first Export Bootcamp webinar of the year as we welcome Tom Miller, Partner at BKD, LLP. He will share his expertise on corporate tax, specifically when it comes to exports.

View Webinar

Webinar: Leveraging INZone as a Trade Partner

The Greater Indianapolis Foreign Trade Zone may be a good resource to generate efficiency and savings for international business. Join us as we welcome Andrew Crecelius, Operations Manager of INZone to describe their offerings and navigate the international terrain.

View Webinar

Webinar: Global Marketing Communications

Take a look at our Export Bootcamp webinar series as we feature Kevin Flynn of Caldwell VanRiper (CVR) and Andre van der Meer of AMIN EMEA to discuss global marketing and communications.

View Webinar

Webinar: Are You Export Ready?

This first webinar event of the Export Bootcamp series focuses on exporting 101 from Mark Cooper of the US Department of Commerce in Indianapolis.

View Webinar

Online Education

Khan Academy

The Khan Academy is one of the best resources out there for entrepreneurs. The comprehensive site offers over 3,200 video tutorials on everything from Algebra to Valuation and Investing, Venture Capital and Capital Markets, and several Microeconomics courses to get entrepreneurs set up with the basics about understanding markets and finance.

Learn More

BOI’s Online Instruction Center

ED2Go is a platform that Business Ownership Initiative (BOI) uses to easily provide access to business education. The site offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of the courses are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. The online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you.

Learn More

Entrepreneurship.org / Kauffman Online

The Kauffman Foundation, a global thought leader and activator in entrepreneurship, created an online portal of resources to help entrepreneurs grow their ideas. Explore content ranging from marketing to entrepreneurial life and more.

Learn More

Stanford’s ECorner

For those looking for in-depth lessons, Stanford University offers hour-long interviews with leading entrepreneurs on its E-Corner website. This website has more than 2,000 free videos and podcasts ranging from practical topics to more obscure and thought-provoking content.

Learn More

HBR Ideacast

For those looking for a quick tutorial, Harvard Business Review offers its weekly audio podcast series, HBR IdeaCast. Browse interviews with experts and industry leaders, on topics ranging from group decision making to leadership and growth strategies.

Learn More

MIT OpenCourseWare

At MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW), you can download and view free lecture notes, exams, and videos from MIT courses, essentially getting an MIT education, anywhere.

Learn More

Webinar: Entering Into Foreign Distribution and Sales Agreements

Have a product that’s ready for the global market but don’t know where to start to get it to your customers? Register for the next installment of the Global Indy Export Bootcamp webinar series as we welcome Angella Castille, Partner at Faegre Baker Daniels as she shares her expertise on international and cross-border transactions.

View Webinar

Webinar: Tax Implications for Exporters

If you’re an exporter or new to exporting, it’s time to familiarize yourself with the tax environment in the country where you plan to do business. Join us for our first Export Bootcamp webinar of the year as we welcome Tom Miller, Partner at BKD, LLP. He will share his expertise on corporate tax, specifically when it comes to exports.

View Webinar

Webinar: Leveraging INZone as a Trade Partner

The Greater Indianapolis Foreign Trade Zone may be a good resource to generate efficiency and savings for international business. Join us as we welcome Andrew Crecelius, Operations Manager of INZone to describe their offerings and navigate the international terrain.

View Webinar

Webinar: Global Marketing Communications

Take a look at our Export Bootcamp webinar series as we feature Kevin Flynn of Caldwell VanRiper (CVR) and Andre van der Meer of AMIN EMEA to discuss global marketing and communications.

View Webinar

Webinar: Are You Export Ready?

This first webinar event of the Export Bootcamp series focuses on exporting 101 from Mark Cooper of the US Department of Commerce in Indianapolis.

View Webinar

Permitting & Licensing

OpenCounterIndy

OpenCounter Indy is a simplified permitting, licensing and zoning for Indianapolis businesses. This easy-to-use website takes the often baffling process of opening a business and simplifies it. Enter your data once and OpenCounter Indy tells you exactly what you need to do to open the doors of your business, what forms you need to file, estimates of permitting and licensing costs and how long the process is going to take.

Get Started