Listed below are a wide range of resources available for new and growing small businesses and entrepreneurs.   The Development Center will be happy to make introductions to experts in the community that are available to assist small businesses.   Please note that some of the resources listed below are primarily on-line resources, while others have staff available for one-on-one consultations.  Resources with staff available for consultation are noted with (STAFF) after the name of the organization.

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Local Resources

Greencastle/Putnam County Development Center, Inc. (STAFF)

2 South Jackson Street

Contact: 765-653-2474

Business and Entrpreneurial Services Center of West Central Indiana (STAFF) Ivy Tech Community College – Greencastle Campus

  • Technical assistance, coaching and training for persons starting a small business and/or growing an existing business. See –
  • Enterprise center space available for business start-ups.
  • Resource library being developed, speaker series, and other educational programing.
  • Contact: 765-653-7410 ext 5031

Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce (STAFF)

  • Community and business information available on-line.
  • Business directory and calendar of events.
  • Contact: 765-653-4517

Purdue University County Extension Service

  • Extensive downloadable documents available on the web.
  • Access to other resources at Purdue University.
  • Contact – Putnam County Cooperative Extension Office: 765-653-8411
  • Contact – Purdue University: 888-398-4636

Putnam County Public Library (STAFF)

  • Reference department and access to web based resources.
  • Business related books and magazines.
  • Access to on-line databases including Reference USA.
  • Contact: 765-653-2755

Regional and Statewide Resources

Business Ownership Initiative of Indiana

(Formerly the Neighborhood Self Employment Initiative)

  • Web based resources targeted at the micro-business owner.
  • Women’s Business Initiative.
  • Regularly scheduled workshops – call or check website for schedule.
  • One on one counseling.
  • Contact – Indianapolis: 317-917-3266

Elevate Ventures

  • Services targeted at new and emerging high growth companies.
  • List of links and resources.
  • Contact – Indianapolis: 317-252-0258

Indiana Department of Revenue

Indiana Economic Development Corporation (STAFF)

  • Overview of state economic development programs and incentives.
  • Links to other state resources.
  • Contact: 317-232-8800

Indiana Secretary of State

  • Information on starting a business in Indiana, annual entity filings, business name and trademark searches.
  • An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting a Business in Indiana” available on-line that provides basic information about incorporating and annual filings required in the state.
  • Links to other state resources.
  • Contact: 317-232-6576

Indiana Department of Environmental Management – Compliance and Technical Assistance Program (STAFF)

Indiana Small Business Development Center Network – State Office (STAFF)

Indiana Small Business Development Center Network – Terre Haute Office (STAFF)

  • Wide range of web based training and assistance.
  • Regularly scheduled training programs – check website for schedule.
  • One on one counseling.
  • Contact – Indianapolis: 317-234-2082 or 888-472-3244
  • Contact – Terre Haute: 812-237-7676 or 800-227-7232

Purdue University – Indiana Market Maker

  • Site is designed to link food businesses to new customers.
  • Contact – West Lafayette: 765-494-9176

Purdue University – Manufacturing Extension Partnership (STAFF)

  • Technical assistance targeted at manufacturers.
  • Contact – Indianapolis: 317-275-6810 or 800-877-5182

Purdue University – Technical Assistance Program (STAFF)

  • Technical assistance available through Purdue University in a variety of areas.
  • Contact – West Lafayette: 765-494-6258

Purdue University – Center for Advanced Manufacturing

  • Links industry to faculty and student researchers to conduct special projects.
  • Contact – West Lafayette: 765-494-1279

Service Corps of Retired Executives – National Site (SCORE) (STAFF)

Service Corps of Retired Executives – Indianapolis Site (SCORE) (STAFF)

Service Corps of Retired Executives – Wabash Valley (SCORE) (STAFF)

  • Web based resources and links.
  • Regularly scheduled training sessions and workshops – check website for schedule.
  • Assistance with SBA loan applications.One on one counseling.
  • Contact – Indianapolis: 317-266-7264
  • Contact – Terre Haute: 812-231-6763

Small Business University (SmallBizU)

  • Extensive list of on-line courses for the small business person.
  • Courses are free of charge and self directed.

Federal and National Resources

Internal Revenue Service – Small Business and Self Employed Tax Center

  • Wide range of tax information by business type.
  • Tax forms available on-line.

Small Business Development Center Net – National Information Clearinghouse

  • Wide range of web based resources including sample business plans.
  • SBA forms available on-line.

United States Small Business Administration – National Site (SBA)

Untied States Small Business Administration – Indianapolis Site (SBA) (STAFF)

  • Wide range of web based resources and training.
  • Business laws and regulatory assistance.
  • Porthole to federal government small business activities.
  • Indianapolis site includes a calendar of small business workshops.
  • Contact – Indianapolis: 317-226-7272

Note: From time to time these organizations may make changes to their web site addresses. Generally a search will turn up the updated web site. Updated: 06/2014