Business Resources


Small Business Administration

  • How to Start a Business
    • Is Entrepreneurship For You?
    • 20 Questions Before Starting
    • 10 Steps to Starting a Business
    • Understand Your Market
    • Business Data & Statistics
    • Business Types
    • Find a Mentor or Counselor
  • Write Your Business Plan
  • Choose Your Business Structure
  • Choose & Register Your Business
  • Choose Your Business Location & Equipment
  • Business Licenses & Permits
  • Learn About Business Laws
  • Business Financials
  • Finance Your Business
  • Filing & Paying Taxes
  • Hire & Retain Employees

Business Ownership Initiative (BOI)

  • Are You Cut Out to Be an Entrepreneur?
  • Business Templates
  • Curriculum, White Papers, Presentations
  • Videos
  • Business Ownership Blog
  • Various resources for all entrepreneurs and small bis owners

Indiana Small Business Development Center

  • Starting A Business
  • Manage A Business
  • Market A Business
  • Money To Start Or Grow A Business
  • Registering With The Government
  • Exporting Your Products and Services
  • Finding Government Contract Opportunities
  • Veteran Services
  • Minority and Women Business Programs
  • Start Receiving Assistance From The ISBDC
  • Find Regional Resources


SCORE provides free business advice through our network of volunteer business experts. You can meet with a mentor online or face-to-face in a chapter near you.

  • Volunteer MENTORS who share their expertise across 62 industries
  • Free, confidential business MENTORING in person or via email
  • Free business TOOLS, templates and tips online
  • Inexpensive or free business WORKSHOPS (locally) and webinars (online 24/7)

Indianapolis Public Library

The Indianapolis Public Library has a listing of various resource links.

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.