Startup Resources

Let’s Launch your business! We’re happy to guide you through the process of starting a business and connect you to helpful resources within the community along the way.

Start a Business

Let’s Launch your business! We’re happy to guide you through the process of starting a business and connect you to helpful resources within the community along the way.  

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It all starts at Innovation Pointe

Innovation Pointe offers startups and small businesses the convenient opportunity to collaborate with an extensive network of top business resources without ever leaving the building. You’re in good company at Innovation Pointe!

Small Business & Startup Resources

 

 

Business Structure Guide

Business Structure Guide

Think about your Business Structure: Are you starting a Sole Proprietorship, General Partnership, Limited Partnership, Limited Liability Company, or Corporation? Review the State if Indiana’s Business Structure Guide for assistance.

Need some assistance? No Problem!

Schedule a free In-Person consultation with the Southwest ISBDC
Location: Innovation Pointe, 4th floor *by appointment only*

Schedule a free In-Person consultation with a SCORE Evansville Chapter mentor
Location: Innovation Pointe, Suite 223 *by appointment only*

Register your business

Register with the State

INBiz is your one-stop resource for registering your business and ensuring it complies with state laws and regulations. Visit: inbiz.in.gov/start-business to get started.

Register with Vanderburgh County  (*Required for some)

A Corporation doing business in a name other than the name listed on the Articles of Incorporation must file a Certificate of Assumed Business Name with the County Recorder and the Office of the Secretary of State.

Limited Liability Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, and Limited Partnerships which are based outside of Indiana will need to file a Certificate of authority to do business in Indiana, similar to what foreign corporations file. (There is no established state form for this.) Likewise, if these entities are doing business in a name other than the one filed with the Secretary of State’s Office, they will need to file a Certificate of Assumed Business Name with the Secretary of State and County Recorder as well.

You can start something here

Greater Evansville locals share their stories about starting a business in the place they call home.

Small Business & Startup Resources
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Calculate your business startup costs before you launch

Once you’ve determined the amount of startup funds you’ll need, decide how you plan to fund your business. Examples include, self-funding, investors and loans.

Explore Local Funding
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