Greater Louisville Inc. The Metro Chamber of Commerce
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Small Business Resources

Small businesses are critical to our regional economy. Small businesses help create a strong culture, provide jobs, and offer important services to our community. GLI has many resources for small business investors to develop a business plan, navigate changing economic dynamics, and save money.

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program is a partnership between the Small Business Administration (SBA), centers of higher learning such as Universities, local governments, economic development organizations and chambers of commerce.   Federal money is matched dollar for dollar with funds from partner organizations.  SBDC’s provide free, high quality one on one consulting for entrepreneurs and business owner to help them start, fund, or grow their businesses.

For questions regarding your small business contact Dave Oetken at the SBDC.

GLI also has a number of products tailored to help small businesses save money. GLI’s BudgetSolutions help small businesses with:

GLI can also help you with promoting your business and show you how to most effectively use your investment in GLI, click here.

For questions regarding GLI investment, contact Dean Schlader, Vice President of Business Outreach & Investor Development.

Small Business Advising
Small Business Development Center – Louisville Office

Market Research
Regional Data (demographics, cost of living, economic indicators, etc.)

Connections & Networking 
Events Calendar
Member Directory
Bid Match (contracting opportunities with government entities)


State of Indiana Resources
IN Economic Development Corporation
IN State Data Center
Starting and Running a Business in Indiana 

State of Kentucky Resources
KY Cabinet for Economic Development
Kentucky Center for Statistics
KY State Data Center
Kentucky Business Guide – A Handbook for Starting a Business in Kentucky
Louisville Free Public Library – Small Business Resources 

National Resources
Business & Economic Resources
IRS Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center
U.S. Small Business Administration – Small Business Resource
The Ultimate Guide to Business Plans
A Guide to Ethical Principals in Business