For Businesses

Small Business Development Center
A state based organization offering a wealth of free and low cost information, management counseling, and educational services designed to support Indiana small business owners and potential entrepreneurs.


Small Business Administration
Created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns.




Business Ownership Initiative offers free one-on-one business coaching, microloan program, and curriculum to helpaddress the unique opportunities and challenges that will arise in your business.


Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce

Indiana Brownfields Program
This program assists with investment in the redevelopment of brownfield properties by helping communities via educational, financial, technical and legal assistance to identify and mitigate environmental barriers that impede local economic growth.

Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission
State commission to preserve the character and fabric of historically significant areas and structures for all present and future citizens of Marion County, Indiana.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

LISC Indianapolis (Local Initiative Support Corporation)
National, nonprofit organization that supports locally-based community development corporations and businesses

Commercial Façade Improvement Program
The Small Business Commercial Facade Rebate Program is a offered by LISC Indianapolis and provides matching grants to commercial property owners willing to renovate the street-front exteriors of their structures. These improvements could include new signage, windows, painting, and/or structural or design changes. The program funds up to 50% of total project costs, up to $25,000.

For more information on Facade Grant opportunities, contact Margaret Banning, Executive Director of IDO.