U.S. Small Business Administration
Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.
The Southwest ISBDC (Indiana Small Business Development Center), one of ten centers in Indiana, serves an eight county region providing FREE one-on-one business counseling to clients in every stage of maturity. While the Southwest ISBDC office is located in downtown Evansville, the center has a business adviser, Doug Claybourn, dedicated to serving clients in Perry County. Doug regularly travels to the area to meet with clients at their place of business.
In addition to providing FREE business advising and counseling services, the Southwest ISBDC hosts numerous training seminars at little or no cost. Seminar topics explore significant issues important to small businesses including accessing capital, financial management and operations.
The Evansville Chapter of SCORE offers free, confidential, unlimited counseling to entrepreneurs and small businesses – both existing and startups. Our mentors are working and retired volunteers with executive expertise in various disciplines ― academia, accounting & finance, marketing, advertising, banking, business planning, engineering, general management, human resources, law, inter-national sales, retail, and strategic planning. The Perry County Chamber of Commerce serves as the Administrative Branch of the Evansville SCORE. The Perry County branch office is located at 601 Main Street, Suite A, Tell City, Indiana 47586.