Small businesses seeking aid to improve operations can get help from the state.
The Indiana Small Business Development Center is accepting applications for the Indiana Technical Assistance Program through Feb. 15. This statewide initiative connects small businesses with professional assistance to complete growth and improvement projects.
“INTAP helps businesses grow and thrive, especially in underserved communities, by helping them complete critical company projects they might not otherwise be able to pursue,” said David Watkins, Indiana SBDC state director. “We’ve had clients utilize this program for a variety of professional assistance, everything from prototype development to business management systems.”
Eligible small businesses may apply for up to $15,000 to complete projects requiring specialized assistance or technical expertise such as app or technology development, intellectual property legal assistance and grant writing assistance for the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. The program is administered by Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington’s Cook Center for Entrepreneurship, which houses the South Central Indiana SBDC regional office.
INTAP assisted 60 businesses with completing projects since the program was launched in 2017.