Take the Small Business Assessment provided by theU.S. Small Business Administration to see if you are ready to be an entrepreneur: Small Business Assessment Tool - SBA.
Indiana Small Business Development Center also offers assessments and guidance for new and growing businesses. Schedule an appointment with Wes Shie from SBDC by calling (260) 481-0496 meetings held in the SBDC office once per month or more often as needed.
Indiana Economic Development Corporation:
Source of Grants:
Federal Support for Business in the United States:
SCORE provides mentoring and business support. To schedule an appointment with a SCORE representative call the Angola Area Chamber at (260) 665-3512.
Northeast Indiana Innovation Center - Fort Wayne
What is an entrepreneur? An entrepreneur is someone who makes an idea a reality by considering the risks, identifying opportunities, gathering resources, and planning and implementing the idea into a business.
Common Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs:
1. Passionate 2. Self-reliant 3. Organized 4. Knowledge of their field
5. Ability to Plan and Strategize 6. Responsible 7. A head for business
8. Risk taker 9. Persistent 10. Good networker
- Entrepreneur Magazine online