Monday, March 27, 2017
Indiana Stepping It Up to Support Women-Owned Businesses
How Indiana is stepping it up
Here are just some of the programs available in Indiana to help women who own their own businesses:
WomenIN Initiative - supports women in entrepreneurship throughout the state of Indiana. Help includes resources, space, connection to funding, and a network to increase the future growth of women entrepreneurs.
Indiana Small Business Development Center - shares information on where to find grant money, local lending options, classroom type workshops, online training, and how to register and increase business through exporting.
21st Century Research and Technology Fund - supports economic development in the state of Indiana through grants and awards designed to increase ground-breaking technologies in the life sciences or health care fields in the state. They specialize in start-up and small businesses as well as early stage companies.
Other local networking events for small business owners welcome the participation from female business owners. Elaine Bedel, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, feels more can be done in "increasing awareness about local and state programs available to support small businesses," including those owned by women. She also wants to look into offering more tax incentives to small businesses, like those that are currently offered to larger corporations.
Read more at www.jconline.com/story/money/business/2017/03/20/state-local-programs-support-women-owned-businesses/99406174/