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The word “connector” is in our name for a reason. One of our greatest assets is the ability to connect you to all sorts of organizations and groups that can assist you with developing and growing your business. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’ll connect you with the resources your business needs.

ISBDC (Indiana Small Business Development Center)

The ISBDC helps entrepreneurs start stronger, grow faster, and work smarter by providing expert guidance and a comprehensive network of resources. The ISBDC Network aims to accomplish its mission through a continuous focus on impact, realizing it is not enough to hold training events and meet with clients, but that tangible value needs to be provided to our clients as a result of outcome-focused SBDC engagement.

Website:
http://www.isbdc.org/

SCORE

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years. SCORE is a valuable network of 13,000+ volunteers who offer small business entrepreneurs confidential business counseling services at no charge. SCORE volunteers have the knowledge and experience to help any small business owner get the help they need. Our dedicated volunteers represent over 3,000 years of experience across 62 industries.

Website:
http://www.score.org

Muncie Delaware County Economic Development Alliance

The Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance (EDA) represents a consortium of economic development entities dedicated to the growth and prosperity of Muncie-Delaware County, Indiana. Its purpose is to allocate and leverage economic development resources to sustain and enhance the economic growth, vitality and global competitiveness of Muncie-Delaware County as a superior business location. Services include site location assistance, retention and expansion of existing businesses, and customized research for business prospects considering Muncie-Delaware County, Indiana.

Website:
http://www.muncie.com/Economic-Development-About-Us.aspx

ECI Regional Planning District

The mission of the ECI Regional Planning District, Inc., as set out in Indiana Statute IC 36-7-7, is to serve the local governments of Blackford, Delaware, Grant and Jay counties by fostering a regional vision, providing collaborative leadership and professional services to develop effective solutions, and maximize economic development opportunities that benefit all citizens of the District.

Website:
http://www.ecirpd.org/

Whitinger Strategic Services

Whitinger Strategic Services is a business development firm that offers a variety of consulting services to help organizations grow in effectiveness, both internally and in the marketplace. They serve IC clients in a variety of ways including offering the following services: Brand Development, Strategic Planning, Revenue Generation, Leadership Development, and Organizational Alignment.

Website:
http://www.whitingerstrategicservices.com/

Ball State University Internships

The Innovation Connector has a strategic relationship with Ball State University and can help you find an intern that could provide your business value and receive academic credit at the same time. Numerous IC clients have used this resource and have experienced great results!

Shafer Leadership Academy

The Shafer Leadership Academy is a community leadership academy where people of all ages, backgrounds and interests can access the tools necessary to develop and enhance their leadership skills. Our aim is to provide expert and useful leadership training that meets the needs of East Central Indiana communities, businesses, civic, and not-for-profit organizations and private individuals. Innovation Connector clients receive discounted rates to attend SLA’s programming.

Website:
http://www.shaferleadership.com

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