The Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) was created to have a positive and measurable impact on the formation, growth, and sustainability of small businesses in Indiana, and to help Hoosier Entrepreneurs start stronger, grow faster, and work smarter. The links below will help us introduce you to the ISBDC, our impact in Indiana, and where we are located.
The ISBDC Network is composed of 10 regional offices. Each of these offices serves a number of counties in the region where it is located. The greater Martinsville business community is served by the Bloomington office and advisor, Troy Phelps.
Troy Phelps, Business Advisor for the West Central ISBDC is working out of our Bloomington office. He previously worked for the South Central ISBDC and, in total, has counseled with over 300 clients. Troy specializes in accounting and brings and with him significant experience in the banking, medical, and insurance industries. In addition, he has started two businesses of his own in the past and understands first- hand the challenges of owning a business. Furthermore, through a partnership with Ivy Tech Community College, he instructed Quickbooks classes for several semesters and is a certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor. Troy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Anderson University.