SMALL BUSINESS



Are you a business owner that would like to network with other successful businesses? Are you interested in raising your visibility and making valuable contacts

We are here to promote growth, development, and success for local businesses through networking, education, and mentoring!

Martindale Brightwood is home to over 100 businesses ranging from retail to manufacturing services. Some of these businesses have been a part of the community for more than 50 years. We help with guidance and tools, as well as best practices for entrepreneurs and small business owners with commerce and enterprises. We offer an annual SBA seminar series focused on starting, growing, and certifying your business. 

Let us help you with your business venture! 

Contact us for assistance with:

  • Business Plans
  • Business Certifications
  • Micro-lending Options
  • Business Coaching 
  • Façade Grants 
  • SBA Money Smart for Small Business Seminars

The U.S. Small Business Administration provides resources to help start and grow your business.          Click below to visit their site to learn more.


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MONEY SMART FOR SMALL BUSINESSES


Whether you ready to create a business plan or develop a strategic action plan for our business; IEBA has access to resources to deliver technical assistance and business coaching through the “Tool Up” program: a Money Smart Series for Small Business owners and entrepreneurs. The workshop series aids diverse businesses with start-up issues support, business projection, collaborations, financial maintenance, scalability and being bankable! In 2019, there were 30 micro and small business owners prepared and eligible to apply for special bank funding.


TOOL UP SBA CURRICULUM - COMING SEPTEMEBER 15th, 2020


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Indy East Business Association (IEBA)



Member Benefits include:

  • Business exposure
  • Economic development
  • Business advocates
  • Government affairs
  • Vital contact networking
  • Member referrals
  • Quarterly educational speakers and forum programs
  • Web link to your site from the business directory
  • Co-op marketing opportunities
  • Special events and training seminars
  • Networking meetings

JOIN IEBA

You can become a member of the association by calling (317) 924-8042. The annual membership fee is $100.


Microlending Program

SMALL BUSINESS LOANS UP TO $10,000


Our goal is to provide small business owners with the tools and resources they need to grow their business. We’re proud to work with the First Financial Bank to provide loans to small, minority, and at-risk businesses within the City of Indianapolis area. This lending initiative was created to support economic growth and development within the City of Indianapolis.


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TO APPLY FOR A MICROLOAN

Contact Amina Pierson (317) 924-8024 or apierson@mbcdc.org.


INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNT

SAVE $1 AND GET $3 MATCHED TO HELP YOU START YOUR BUSINESS!


An IDA or Individual Development Account program assists low-moderate income Hoosiers attain their goals through matched-savings incentives and financial education. Operating behind the rationale that income alone is not enough for individuals to break trends of generational poverty, the IDA program focuses on asset building as a key component towards family and self-sufficiency. Participants in the IDA program are eligible to receive up to $4,500 in state match funds towards one of the eligible asset goals mentioned above. Participants also receive one-on-one counseling and 6+ hours of financial education covering topics such as budgeting, savings, credit, banking, taxes, and other money management strategies.


WHAT CAN I DO WITH AN IDA?

Qualified participants set savings goals and make regular savings deposits. Every dollar they save is matched, at a minimum for $3 for every $1 saved, to help them reach their goals so they can:

  • Purchase a primary residence located in Indiana
  • Expand a small business located in Indiana
  • Obtain education job training
  • Make essential repairs to owner-occupied housing
  • Purchase a vehicle for employment, education, or job training purposes

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APPLY TO START AN IDA

Download and print the application below and return with required documents to our office at 2855 North Keystone Avenue, Suite 130, Indianapolis, IN 46218. You may also come to our office for the application and assistance filling it out. If you have any questions please contact Keysha Toran, Program Coordinator at (317) 924-8042 or ktoran@mbcdc.org.  


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The U.S. Small Business Administration provides resources to help start and grow your business. Click below to visit their site to learn more.


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