Best Small Business Resources in the Hammond Area

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Starting a business is a life-changing experience. Indiana has dozens of great resources to help entrepreneurs get started. Our team researched and vetted organizations in the Hammond area and compiled our list of recommended resources in this article.

You can also read our guide to starting a business in Indiana.

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NxLevel Entrepreneurship Program

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Business Planning

Description

NxLevel is run by the Hammond Development Corporation and consists of an intensive course in best practices centered around creating a business plan. The first class is 9 weeks long and guides the entrepreneur through creating a business plan. The second class focuses on launching a business and covers topics like accounting and marketing. 


greenCow Coworking

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Coworking
  • Networking

Accepts Walks In

Description

Green Cow Coworking provides very affordable working spaces for aspiring entrepreneurs. They also host frequent networking and social events that are typically free and open to the public (some exceptions exist). Informal mentoring is encouraged among members, many of whom are experienced entrepreneurs very willing to share knowledge.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

5209 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN 46320
219-501-0501


Hammond SCORE

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Networking

Offers Free Service

Description

SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) is a leading, nation-wide organization that has assisted millions of entrepreneurs over its 50+ years of operation. SCORE is a resource partner of the SBA that offers access to a network of experienced business leaders who donate time to mentor entrepreneurs and small business owners. They also host free or inexpensive workshops online and at 300 local chapters around the United States. Mentoring can be conducted either in person or remotely and is always free and confidential, no matter how often you take advantage of this service.


Northwest ISBDC

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Financial

Offers Free Service

Description

The greatest strength of the SBDC is their free, confidential, 1-on-1 business mentoring for anyone who seeks it. Sometimes in order to be considered for mentoring from one of their professional business advisors, you may have to attend a class/workshop or at least present your business plan. SBDC's are located all throughout the state and you should use the SBDC closest to your location if possible, but you can often transfer to a different location if they do not fit your needs.