Small business resources, free and online

by googler@evpl on Wednesday, February 11 2009, 10:12am. Viewed 892 times.

book coverIndiana BizCafe is a free service that matches entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, and others with business opportunities. Much like a social network, a user's matches are based on a self-created profile. The system continues to find matches as the database grows.

Stats Indiana is a comprehensive database of statistical demographics for the state of Indiana and is a useful resource for studying potential markets for your business.

Indiana Economic Development Corporation oversees Indiana’s statewide business attraction and development efforts, coordinates state programs and incentives for companies looking to grow in Indiana, and provides technical assistance, business expertise and funding to Indiana entrepreneurs and high-tech start-ups.

INDURE (the Indiana Database of Research of University Expertise) was created by the State of Indiana to help transform university-developed technology into money-making businesses. The site is an online searchable database of Indiana researchers, intellectual property and on-going sponsored research projects available for further development or for integration into new products or services.

SCORE (the Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides general business advice to existing small business on everything from how to write a business plan, to cash flow management, to developing a marketing plan. The phone number of the Evansville office is 426-6144.

Small Business Development Center - The small business development corporation offers useful tools and information for businesses operating in Indiana. The phone number for Evansville's office is 425-7232.

SmallBizU features 24 free online courses that teach entrepreneurs the three Ms: money, management, and marketing.

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