Small businesses thrive and survive thanks to ISBDC

Last Updated on November 16, 2021 by ISBDC

Small businesses throughout Indiana are receiving valuable assistance from the Indiana Small Business Development Center. ISBDC business advisors work with existing business and start-ups to grow, sustain, and launch. Here’s a sampling of some of the services:

Strategy Using creative problem-solving methods, ISBDC helps companies develop realistic, easily understood, and actionable strategic plans for the future.

Market Research Tap into our market research databases to find industry information to identify market trends, best practices, and more.

Business Planning Prepare for the future and develop a road map to reach company goals. ISBDC offers a wide variety of planning tools to help develop business plans.

Export Assistance Grow your business through exporting. ISBDC has a team of trained advisors and export experts established to simplify expansion into the international marketplace.

Valuation Using a licensed valuation program, ISBDC helps clients price their business using industry recognized valuation methods. (Available to clients at minimal cost that’s far below the market cost.)

Most ISBDC services have no fee because the organization is funded by federal and state tax dollars. The Hoosier Heartland ISBDC center is hosted by Purdue University and serves much of north central Indiana through its offices in Kokomo and West Lafayette. Appointments may be scheduled in person or online.  

Anyone considering starting a business or an existing business with 500 or less employees is likely eligible for ISBDC services. Contact Ruth Johnston at to start the registration process and begin working with a business advisor. For more information, visit 

SOURCE: News release from ISBDC


The Indiana Small Business Development Center was created to have a positive and measurable impact on the formation, growth, and sustainability of small businesses in Indiana, and to help Hoosier entrepreneurs start stronger, grow faster, and work smarter.