Sunday, April 29, 2018

Small Business Week Begins in Indiana

Beech Grove, IN (April 29, 2018) — Indiana is home to more than 500,000 small businesses employing more than 1 million Hoosiers, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Throughout National Small Business Week, April 29 through May 6, a variety of opportunities will be provided to help entrepreneurs succeed and Hoosiers are being asked to consider how they can better support small businesses.

National Small Business Week 

While operating a new or small business is often a fulfilling career, it presents many challenges. The U.S. Small Business Administration offers a variety of resources to help meet the needs of business owners. Throughout this week, the Small Business Administration will be conducting recognition ceremonies, educational and networking events, and resource fairs highlighting the services and resources available to owners of small businesses and entrepreneurs.

A webinar for veterans who want to open a small business will take place on May 1. Also on that day, the Small Business Road Map Workshop will be held in Indianapolis, with mini information sessions and opportunities to connect with organizations helping small businesses for free. Bikersinc, a non-profit located in Beech Grove, Indiana offers a program that assists qualified veterans and their families with registering an LLC, social media presence and more, all for free. To learn more, visit www.Bikersinc.org. There will also be a National Small Business Week Virtual Conference May 1-3. To register for these events and learn more, visit www.sba.gov.

In Indiana, INBiz.in.gov is the state’s one-stop resource for registering and managing a business, as well as ensuring it complies with state laws. This online portal is a product of a collaborative effort by Indiana’s Secretary of State, Department of Workforce Development and the Department of Revenue, and provides a streamlined process for the state to meet the needs of business owners throughout Indiana. By visiting inbiz.in.gov, Hoosiers can register a company name, file business reports and obtain permits. 

America is home to nearly 30 million small businesses, and consumers need to do their part to support independent companies that boost our economy and provide local jobs. For your next purchase or service need, please consider turning to a local, small business.

SOURCE: Indiana Business Alliance