Greencastle Welcomes Your Small Business Investment 

GOING INTO BUSINESS RESOURCES

Updated as of February 25, 2016 

The following is a list of small business resources available from a variety of not-for-profit groups, state government, and local government.  Properly used, these resources can save time and help insure the success of our endeavor.

Note: From time to time these organizations may make changes to their website addresses and phone numbers.  Generally a search will turn up the updated website and contact information.

LOCAL RESOURCES

Greencastle/Putnam County Development Center

  • Internet links to the following resources are provided on the Development Center web site.
  • Demographic and market information.
  • Business location information.
  • Contact: 765-653-2474

Business and Entrepreneurial Services Center of West Central Indiana Ivy Tech Community College – Greencastle Campus

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

Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce

  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Women’s Business Initiative.
  • Regularly scheduled workshops – call or check website for schedule.
  • One on one counseling.
  • Contact – Indianapolis: 317-917-3266

Indiana Department of Revenue

Elevate Ventures

  • Provides technical assistance and funding to high-potential and high performing Indiana based businesses in the areas of life sciences, advanced manufacturing, and information technology.
  • List and links to resources.
  • Contact: 317-252-0258

Indiana Economic Development Corporation

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

Indiana Secretary of State

Indiana Small Business Development Center

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

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

Purdue University – Technical Assistance Program

  • Technical assistance available through Purdue University in a variety of areas.
  • Contact – West Lafayette: 765-494-9188

Purdue University – Center for Advanced Manufacturing

  • Links industry to faculty and student researchers to conduct special projects.
  • Contact – West Lafayette: 765-494-5183

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 (SBA)

  • Wide range of web based resources and training.
  • www.sba.gov/offices/district/in/indianapolis (Indianapolis site)
  • 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