Start a Business

Your dreams realized

Make your big idea something real in the Evansville region!

At E-REP, we understand that fostering the development of new businesses is just as critical to sustainable economic growth as helping existing companies with their expansion plans. The Southwest Indiana Small Business Development Center (hosted by E-REP) exists to help you start or grow your business. The team offers no-cost business advising, market research, workshops, specialized training and more.

Ready to pursue your dream?

Southwest indiana small business development center (SBDC)

Hosted by the Evansville Regional Economic Partnership (E-REP), the Southwest Indiana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) helps businesses start, grow, finance, innovate and transition through no-cost, confidential business advising and low-cost training. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Success Stories


Business Planning, Financial Projections, Start-Ups, Market Research, Networking, Strategic Planning, Business Counseling, Business Development, Marketing, Financing Advice, Innovation, Exporting, Acquisitions, and Succession Planning

Start, grow, finance, innovate or transition your business with an SBDC Advisor!

From vision to


From tech and the health sciences to the next big thing on the horizon, entrepreneurs realize their dreams in the Evansville Region.

Because we dream right along with you.

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Check out the latest events and workshops to start or grow your business in the Evansville Region.