Muncie-Delaware County 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.
East Central Small Business Development Center
The Indiana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a state-based organization offering a wealth of free and low-cost information, management counseling and educational services designed to support Indiana small business owners and potential entrepreneurs. The mission of the SBDC is to help Indiana business grow and create new jobs within the state. This site offers resources for starting a business, relocating your business, obtaining business licenses and permits, and information on job resources and labor law. It also features assistance in business advisory services, business training, networking organizations, local economic development, business advisory services for minorities and women, financial and regulatory assistance. Click here for more information.
Muncie Innovation Connector
The community's small business incubator named the "Muncie Innovation Connector" does exactly what its name implies: we connect new tech-based entrepreneurs to academic and government institutions, professional service providers, and others who can supply the knowledge and resources necessary to transform tech-based ideas into commercially viable businesses.
Small Business Resources
This site offers resources for starting a business, relocating your business, obtaining business licenses and permits, and information on job resources and labor law. It also features assistance in business advisory services, business training, networking organizations, local economic development, business advisory services for minorities and women, financial and regulatory assistance. Click here for more information.
INDURE is an easy-to-access database of expertise, intellectual property, technologies, and research projects at Indiana's leading universities, including Ball State, IU, the University of Notre Dame and Purdue. INDURE helps entrepreneurial businesses and investors identify and connect with intellectual property and research projects that are available for further business development. Click here for more information.
Business Owner's Guide to State Government
Indiana does not have any one single, comprehensive business license. However, all businesses operating in Indiana are subject to regulatory requirements that may involve several state agencies. Businesses that are starting, expanding, hiring employees for the first time, changing ownership or organizational structure, or moving into Indiana will find the answers they need. Click here for more information.
Secretary of State
The Secretary of State’s Business Services Division administers all business-related responsibilities for the Secretary of State including registering of new businesses, filing of commercial liens, and issuance of trademarks, notaries public and summonses. Click here for more information.
Federal Tax Information for Small Businesses
Find it Fast! Know what you're looking for and want to find it fast? Select business topics using an A-Z listing, or by business type such as sole proprietor, corporation, etc. We also provide links to major business subjects, such as Business Expenses, which provides a gateway to all related information on that subject. Click here for more information.
SmallBizU is for those individuals seeking thought-leadership. Designed specially for entrepreneurs and small businesses, this online university seeks to instill a formal business intelligence--the capacity to solve problems, meet challenges, and create valued products. Click here for more information.
New and Small Businesses Education Center
The Indiana Department of Revenue’s New and Small Business Education Center is open for business! Check out this new online tool to better understand state tax laws, the tax-filing process and resources available to sole proprietors, partnerships, corporations and non-profits. Click here for more information.
Starting a Small Business in Indiana
The resources on this page explain the basic steps most business owners will need to take when starting or expanding a business in Indiana. Click here for more information.