Aspire connects member investors to an impressive set of programs and resources to help you start and grow your business.
// COACHING + MICROLENDING
Local business owners have access to free, confidential, one-on-one business coaching at the Aspire Allaince office through any one of our partners with Business Ownership Initiative (BOI), the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) and the Society of Retired Executives (SCORE), counselors to America’s small business.
Business mentors can help you start or grow your business and solve business challenges, and can also provide demographic, marketing and financial analysis reports.
BOI offers small business loans (microloans) from $1,000 to $50,000+ that are available for startups or existing businesses. No minimum credit score is required. Your interest rate will be prime plus 3% to 8%.
Potential and current business owners do not have to be a member of Aspire to take advantage of business mentoring and microlending services.
Schedule your appointment with BOI, ISBDC or SCORE by contacting us at email@example.com
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// SMALL BUSINESS + ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESOURCES
Starting and running a business can be both exciting and daunting. But with some assistance and the right resources, you can be a successful entrepreneur.
Here are useful links to free, non-commercial sources of business how-to information, templates and guides, including business plans, financing, marketing, strategic planning and more.
How to Start a Business - Business USA
Small Business Administration's Starting + Managing a Business
SCORE Templates + Tools
JCPL Business Gateway Resource Center
Indiana Small Business Development Center
IN Biz: Indiana's One Stop Source for Business
U.S. Census Bureau - Indiana