The Boone County Chamber of Commerce recognizes Indiana’s rich tradition of entrepreneurship and innovation. Small and emerging businesses are a significant source of employment and wealth in today’s high technology, global economy. As the Chamber moves forward, we will continue to build a stronger small business support system through programs and services to assist entrepreneurs and existing small businesses.

Business Counseling is available at the Boone County Chamber of Commerce through the Central Indiana Small Business Development Center.  SBDC counselors can meet individually with business owners or aspiring entrepreneurs to discuss topics such as business feasibility, business start-up, marketing, management, business planning, financing a new or growing business, and many other aspects of starting or running a successful small business.  Appointments are confidential and at no cost to the client.

For more information about SBDC counseling, or to schedule an appointment with an SBDC counselor, please contact the Boone County Chamber at or call (765) 482-1320.


An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting a Business in Indiana
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Funding a business
Indiana helps ensure that companies have the financial support they need to succeed. From providing direct support to qualified high-tech firms, to helping businesses leverage available grants, to linking start-up entities with venture capital, Indiana helps emerging companies receive the support they need to grow and thrive. [ more ]

Starting a business
Indiana has the initiatives and programs in place to create a supportive economic environment and to ensure that entrepreneurs have the expertise and resources they need to transform their ideas into the next generation of companies. [ more ]

Entrepreneur Programs:
  Ball State University Entrepreneur Programs 
  Purdue University Center for Entrepreneurship 
  Indiana University Johnson Center for Innovation 
  Indiana Biomedical Entrepreneur Resources 
  Indiana Health Industry Forum 
  Bio Crossroads 
  Indiana Life Sciences Initiative 
  Bloomington Life Sciences Partnership 

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Chamber at