By: Christy Ragle—
The services of the East Central Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) are now available in downtown Muncie. The Downtown Business Connector (DBC) is partnering with the East Central ISBDC to offer no-cost, confidential business consulting services to area small businesses.
Starting September 15, the East Central ISBDC will have a business advisor at the Downtown Business Connector from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday. The advisors will be able to meet informally and also by appointment. For situations requiring a level of confidentiality, clients should make an appointment to ensure a private meeting space.
From 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on September 15, the DBC and East Central ISBDC will host a meet and greet event at the DBC, 420 South High Street in Muncie. Stop in for pizza, a contest, and networking opportunities. Learn about services available through the East Central ISBDC and DBC.
Those interested in starting a business are encouraged to attend the “Launch Your Own Business” workshop scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22, at the DBC. There is a $25 fee for this workshop, which covers the cost of a workbook to help potential business owners plan for success.
In October, the East Central ISBDC will present a “Small Business Fix-It” session for existing small business owners. There is no cost to attend this informal roundtable discussion, but participants should submit questions in advance to email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This session runs from 12 to 1 p.m. on October 20 at the DBC, and participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch.
Sign up for the Launch Your Own Business and Small Business Fix-It events by visiting www.isbdc.org and clicking on the Workshops and Events link.
“There’s a lot of excitement surrounding entrepreneurship in the Muncie area, especially downtown,” noted East Central ISBDC Regional Director Peggy Cenova. “It’s our goal to help businesses thrive and be part of building a vibrant community.”
The East Central ISBDC provides no-cost, confidential small business consulting to 11 counties of East Central Indiana. Access these services by visiting http://www.isbdc.org/ or calling 765.282.9950.
Christy Ragle provides public relations services for East Central ISBDC.