Minority Small Business Series

Your Reliable Source in Indiana for
Business Education

Small businesses form the heart of our communities, offer local employment, and contribute to well-being. They must thrive and grow to close the wealth gap that exists in our country. That’s why we’ve teamed up with the Indiana Small Business Development Center to create a webinar series specifically for minority business owners. Topics will include starting a business, business operations, financial health, marketing, developing banking relationships, and succeeding in the post-COVID-19 world. This series features minority business owners who share their experiences and suggestions for success through panel discussions. Whether your business is up and running or you are just ready to get started, this series will help you achieve your goals.

A Deep Dive into the Value of Business Certifications

One of the sure-fire ways to grow and scale your business is through bidding on government contracts. But often, there is a particular certification you need to do so. In this session, we take a detailed look at Business certifications and the value they add to your bottom line.

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Important Small Business Resources:

Indiana Small Business Development Center
One-on-one consulting, strategic planning, market research reports, and loan assistance are a few services the Indiana SBDC offers at no cost to clients.
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COVID Recovery Resources
No matter what your situation as a consequence of COVID-19, the State of Indiana has assembled a set of resources to help you move forward. Get additional state-wide resources
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The Entrepreneurship Center
The Indianapolis Urban League Entrepreneurship Center was launched in July 2021 to assist entrepreneurs with developing, launching, sustaining, and growing minority small businesses in Central Indiana and surrounding counties.
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The Indy Black Chamber of Commerce
INDYBCC provides mentoring, seminars and network functions with business development, growth and success opportunities.
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Topics to master by replaying IBE’s Business Education Webinars:

  • How to Do Business During COVID-19
  • PPP Loan Forgiveness
  • Procurement and New Business Opportunities
  • Legal Issues for Small & Emerging Businesses
  • The ABCs of Starting Your Own Business
  • Business Formation
  • Establishing Your Business Credit
  • The Advantages of Becoming a Certified Minority-Owned Business
  • Marketing & Sales Through Social Media
  • How to Access to Capital and Secure Loans
  • Financial Literacy and Cash Management
  • Increasing Your Capacity and Opportunities Through Partnerships
  • How to Secure Business from Private and Public Sectors
  • CEO Roundtable Focusing on the Needs of Minority Businesses

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Why Choose IBE’s Business Education Webinars:

  • 51 years of experience working with minority-owned businesses
  • Industry-leading experts are sharing their expertise
  • Engaging and interactive sessions
  • Wide-range of topic selection
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