Hosted by Purdue University Calumet, the Northwest ISBDC looks to impact the region’s businesses through workshops, one-on-one consulting and special events.

The NW-ISBDC is a resource for both existing businesses and entrepreneurs looking to launch a business. The staff offers advice in order to help businesses grow and to help start-ups take off from the ground level.

The NW-ISBDC staff offers various avenues to lead entrepreneurs to success.

  • Workshop topics range from basic business tools to QuickBooks essentials.  Launch Your Own Business Workshop: A Sound and Proven Path is a monthly workshop that is a first step toward business success. It is based on the ISBDC’s A Sound and Proven Path Towards Launching Your Own Business Workbook, available at all ISBDC offices. A free copy of this 60 page step-by-step workbook will be distributed to participants and used during the class.
  • Events spotlight regional small businesses including the annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards. E-Day showcases the area’s businesses that are making a mark as well as champions who encourage the entrepreneurial spirit.
  • One-on-one advice is available with our business advisors. This no-cost service is available to SBDC clients to help guide them in the right direction to success.


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 Our Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards (E-Day) luncheon is Wednesday Nov. 4. 

Find out more information, including sponsorship and ticket information here.

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