Marshall County Economic Development partners with Small Business Develoment Center

Marshall County Economic Development is pleased to announce that in partnership with the North Central Indiana Small Business Development Center, free, confidential, one-on-one business assistance will be available at our Plymouth office on Miller Drive once a month beginning Wednesday, March 23rd.

Individual appointments to meet with Alan Steele, ISBDC Business Advisor, will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.  This opportunity is open to entrepreneurs considering starting a business and those new to business ownership.  But it is important to note the wealth of information and support services that SBDC can provide to ANYONE making critical decisions about how to improve their small business – particularly useful for existing strong Marshall County businesses facing new challenges brought by the digital-global-information age! 

See the range of services provided below and at the SBDC website at for more information on how SBDC can help you succeed in taking your business to the next level.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.  Please call the North Central SBDC Office at 866.508.7232 TOLL FREE or 574.282.4350 x0 to schedule an appointment for March 23rd or subsequent monthly sessions, identifying yourself as a Marshall County participant and noting your availability for the following meeting times:

 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
 1 p.m. –  2 p.m.
 2 p.m. –  3 p.m.
 3 p.m. –  4 p.m.
Consulting Services Overview

Growing a small business is not easy.  The Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) understands.  We offer free, one-on-one confidential business consulting to help entrepreneurs through the process of starting or growing their businesses.

Across Indiana, ISBDC Business Advisors are available to help you work through your small business issues.  Many of our Business Advisors have academic as well as personal experience starting and growing small businesses.  Every month hundreds of entrepreneurs visit ISBDC offices for small business consulting.

Areas of Consulting

  • Accounting and Record Keeping
  • Business Acquisition
  • Business Liquidation
  • Business Start-up
  • Cash Flow Analysis
  • Financial and Business Analysis
  • Human Resources Management
  • Loan Packaging
  • Market Research
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Marketing Plan Development
  • Networking
  • Operations
  • Sources of Credit and Financing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technology Transfer

More Than Just a Sounding Board

Business Advisors are trained and equipped with some of the most sophisticated business resources available.  Partnerships developed with service providers allow the ISBDC to access the same information large corporations use when making strategic business decisions.  Since the ISBDC is a non-profit organization, information provided to clients is often free or at a fraction of market price.

Next Steps

Contact your local ISBDC office to start working with a Business Advisor.  Please call 866.508.7232 TOLL FREE or 574.282.4350 to schedule an appointment with the North Central Indiana Small Business Development Center today.

This cooperative agreement is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration.  SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions or services.  SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.

If you know of someone who would benefit from business assistance, please forward this invitation along!

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