Indiana Celebrates Small Business Week
The executive director of the Small Business Administration’s Indiana District says this week’s Small Business Week allows the state to shine a spotlight on "the lifeblood of the economy." Stacey Poynter says the state of small business in Indiana is "great," adding SBA guaranteed loans hit a record level last year. The organization is hosting events this week including a small business exchange and a veteran entrepreneur workshop.
The small business exchange is set for Wednesday, May 4 at Indianapolis International Airport. The SBA says more than 20 vendors will take part in the event, which runs from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The organization will host the Starting or Growing A Veteran-Owned Business workshop on Thursday, May 5 beginning at 7:30 a.m. The event will be held at the Roudebush VAMC in Indianapolis.
During an interview on Inside INdiana Business Television, Poynter said the SBA offers the "Three Cs" to Indiana entrepreneurs: access to capital, access to federal contracting and small business counseling. He says many business owners don’t realize that the federal government is the largest buyer of goods and services in the country.