Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) The ISBDC provides information including:
Small Business Administration (SBA) Provides information and guidance on the funding available for small businesses. NOTE: Some stimulus programs for businesses are discontinued at the moment due to lack of funds.
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) Find out about their services such as mentoring, funding for businesses during COVID-19, and guides on getting your business through the crisis.
COVID-19 Open for Business Directory Residents can use the following map to explore the different businesses that are "Open for Business" during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Indiana Coronavirus Information Home This website provides extensive information on the coronavirus impact in Indiana and helpful resources.
Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce The Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce provides education and financial services to entrepreneurs through three teams: Business Ownership Initiative, the Central Indiana Women's Business Center, and the Hispanic Business Council.
Indy Black Chamber of Commerce The Indy Black Chamber of Commerce provides mentoring, seminars, and network functions with opportunities for business development, growth, and success.
Indy Chamber Rapid Response Hub It is difficult to predict the economic impact of COVID-19 Coronavirus, but current precautionary restrictions will disproportionately affect small business. Here is information on available resources and answers to frequently asked questions.
OMWBD (Office of Minority & Women Business Development) Serving businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans, and people with ADA disabilities. The agency helps you access contract opportunities from the city, county, municipal, and privately funded projects in Central Indiana.
PTAC (Procurement Technical Assistance Center) PTAC provides procurement technical assistance to help you sell your products or services to the appropriate government agency by offering confidential counseling services and workshops at no cost. The core of the procurement assistance program is counseling and education.
SBDC (Small Business Development Center) A network of centers that provide counseling and training to help small business owners start, grow and expand their business.
VBOC (Veteran’s Business Outreach Center) Designed to provide entrepreneurial development services and referrals for eligible veterans owning or considering starting a small business.
Indiana Dept. of Workforce Development Helpful resources on filing for unemployment
Indiana Family & Social Services Administration Apply for SNAP, Cash Assistance, Health Coverage, or check the status of your case
Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority Coronavirus Eviction & Foreclosure Resource Guide
WorkOne Indy: COVID-19 Resources EmployIndy is making an effort to provide job search resources and employer resources for Indianapolis residents and businesses affected by COVID-19.
Indiana Department of Revenue: Press Release Regarding Tax Relief for Businesses and Individuals
Internal Revenue Service (IRS): Coronavirus Federal Tax Relief
News from the media company Thomson Reuters that outlines tax relief for businesses and individuals in all 50 states
Indiana Chamber of Commerce schedule for upcoming webinars
The Indianapolis Recorder’s Facebook and Twitter pages have links to their news articles and information on when weekly webinars are taking place in partnership with New America Indianapolis; webinars focus on COVID-19 and the black community
New America Indianapolis & the Indianapolis Recorder’s community conversations focus on how black business owners can survive the COVID-19 crisis
IUPUI Workshops and Programs The directory provides information regarding upcoming online courses and workshops offered by multiple departments of IUPUI.
COVID-19 Cybercrime and Scams Security.org provides research and information to protect citizens from crimes ranging from home burglaries to cybercrimes.
The library’s business databases can be used to research competitors, potential consumers, and to research topics like payroll taxes during the coronavirus shutdowns. Examples of business databases for competitor and consumer research include ReferenceUSA and Mergent Intellect. You can find more detailed information about business databases on the IndyPL Blog at Business Databases.
Disaster Distress Helpline Call 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746
National Domestic Violence Hotline Call 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224
Counseling Center at CTS (Christian Theological Seminary) Call 317-924-5205
Book-A-Librarian Additional resources can be accessed based on individual need. For more information on the library's business resources, contact the library at 317-275-4100 and press 4 from the list of extensions, text 317-333-6877, or through Ask-a-Librarian.