The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce provides the latest resources and tools to assist you in starting or operating a business in the Batesville Area (Ripley & Franklin Counties) in Indiana. There are downloadable forms, worksheets and links that we hope will help you with your new and/or existing business. If you need additional assistance, please feel free to contact Melissa or Donna at the Chamber office at 812-934-3101.
Constant Contacts - Batesville Area Chamber Disc - By being a member or joining the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, you will receive a 25% discount off your membership to Constant Contacts for your email marketing needs.
Please call Melissa at 812-934-3101 for additional information on how to receive your discount.
New Mandatory NLRB - We want to let you know that on August 25, the National Labor Relations Board approved a new mandatory posting for private employers regarding the National Labor Relations Act
Starting Your Own Business - Indiana general requirements for starting your own business.
Active Plans - Information on how to start your own business.
Back Blaze - Backblaze - Online backup software. There is no need to pick folders and files. Easy. Secure.
BMPL Online Courses - Free Online Courses With Your Batesville Memorial Public Library Card
Welcome to Gale Courses!
Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. As a Batesville Memorial Public Library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.
Business Owner's Guide - Indiana General Requirements for Starting Your Own Business
Business.Gov - The official resource to help businesses quickly find compliance information, forms and contacts from multiple U.S. government Web sites.
Coggno Online Training - Lots of great courses that you can take online. Many of them are offered for FREE.
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Businesses with 50 employees or fewer can offer Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) plans to their employees, starting any month of the year.
Hoosier by the Numbers - Hoosiers by the Numbers is maintained by the Research and Analysis division of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and provides data and tools to support the department's twin goals of:
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Providing premier customer service to all internal and external customers.
Indiana Small Business Development Center - Having a positive and measurable impact on the formation, growth, and sustainability of small businesses in Indiana and developing strong entrepreneurial community...
Lending Club - Lending Club, the nation’s leading lending marketplace, uses innovative technology to deliver simple, low cost business loans. Since our inception in 2007 we have facilitated over $6 billion in loans. Small businesses can borrow up to $300,000 with rates starting at 5.9%.
Partner Up - Connect with other entrepreneurs or a SCORE counselor, find partners, ask a question, promote your business.
SCORE - SCORE the "Counselors of America’s Small Business Owners" is a national association dedicated to helping small business owners form and grow their businesses...
SizeUp - SizeUp your business
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Southeast Indiana Growth Alliance - Welcome to Southeast Indiana, the affordable Cincinnati address. Just minutes away from the western edge of the Cincinnati metropolitan area, this region includes Ripley, Franklin, Dearborn, Ohio and Switzerland Counties.
Southern Indiana Business (SoInBiz.com) - SoINbiz Regional Initiative Launched to Assist Start-Up Businesses in Southern Indiana
Batesville, IN – A new initiative has been launched in Southern Indiana by the Region 9 Workforce Board to help individuals looking to start or grow their own small business. SoINbiz, short for Southern Indiana Business, is a universal front door for entrepreneurs to connect them to organizations, programs, and people to help their small businesses succeed.
One of the most unique aspects of the program is the Front Door Champ. Front Door Champs are experienced entrepreneurs or business development professionals who serve as a local advocate on behalf of aspiring entrepreneurs. They are someone with a local knowledge of the business community and proven success in the same rural environment while leveraging the exact same resources and conditions. The purpose of the Front Door Champs is to provide access to someone who can counsel, help, assist, mentor, and provide entrepreneurs with the necessary tools they will need in order to succeed.
“There are over 250 organizations and programs assisting small businesses and entrepreneurs in Indiana. But there was no one place to collect and connect all of the dots until now,” stated Melissa Tucker, the SoINbiz Front Door Champ for Ripley County. “The sole mission of SoInbiz is to connect the dots for entrepreneurs and small businesses leading them to local small business ‘champs’ and service providers who are experienced in what it takes to start and grow a business.”
Funded by a grant through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, this ten county initiative offers both online and personal assistance. SoINbiz offers these services to residents of Bartholomew, Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, and Switzerland counties.
“We feel supporting entrepreneurial growth in our region is important,” stated Bart Brown, Executive Director of the Region 9 Workforce Board. “Helping connect those individuals who are looking to start or grow their small business to the resources they need is a great way to grow the entrepreneurial capacity of our region.”
Small businesses or those interested in starting their own small business can open the door to opportunity and get their business growing at www.soinbiz.com or 1-888-SOINBIZ (1-888-764-6249).
Stats Indiana - STATS Indiana is the official digital data center for Indiana, providing critical statistics for the state, counties, cities and towns, townships, regions, metros, census tracts, and more.
Survey Monkey - Started in 1999, SurveyMonkey is an online survey tool that enables people of all experience levels to create their own surveys quickly and easily.
US Small Business Administration - Programs and services to help you start, grow and succeed. . .