Indiana SBDC, IU Kelley School of Business partner to provide direct technical support, assist small businesses in expanding online capabilities & sales


  • The Indiana SBDC and Indiana University Kelley School of Business are partnering to support the long-term economic recovery of Hoosier small businesses and entrepreneurs. Eligible companies may apply for no-cost assistance to help establish or increase their online presence through website development, e-commerce support and other digital tools and services.
  • Under this new program, Kelley students and recent graduates are offered internships to assist small businesses in solving technology issues or providing new digital capabilities.
  • Projects include creating or modifying websites, building e-commerce platforms, improving cybersecurity frameworks, migrating data, and more.

Project Details

  • Each project will be completed within two weeks.
  • Each project will be completed by student interns under the guidance
    of a faculty member or professional mentor.
  • Along with technical services, student interns provide training and education to enable small businesses to operate the new technology or tool following the conclusion of the project.
  • All work is conducted virtually to ensure the health and safety of Hoosiers.

Eligibilty Requirements

  • Be an Indiana SBDC client,
  • Have been in business as of February 15, 2020, and
  • Be able to demonstrate a negative impact from COVID-19.