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SBA Resources to Increase Funding
We have all heard the saying, "You have to spend money, to make money," but where is everyone getting this money?
Shop with Indiana Gifts in Person!
Indiana Owned Member Teaches SBA Lending Basics
Learn the Fundamentals of Small Business Administration Loans
Indiana Owned Features Pat Sullivan on Local Matters Replay
Mel McMahon chats with Pat Sullivan of Sullivan Hardware & Garden and Allisonville Home & Garden by Sullivan
Indiana Grown Announces New Director and a Website Refresh
Caroline Patrick named new Director of Indiana Grown and will lead its nearly 2,000 members.
An Update from Mel McMahon, Co-Founder of Indiana Owned and Indiana Gifts about the Local Matters Podcast
Indiana Owned Features Vincent Aguirre on Local Matters - Replay
Mel McMahon chats with Distinct founder Vincent Aguirre about the importance of controlling your marketing message.
Jiffy Lube tapping local artists to splash murals on its stores
Jiffy Lube of Indiana, an unlikely patron of the arts, is commissioning more artists around the state to paint murals on its
Indiana Owned Features Fluid Life by Sharon on Local Matters
Mel McMahon chats with Sharon Hashim about starting a business while being a stay-at-home mom and becoming a local artist.
Indiana Owned business Windsor Jewelry helps turn old pieces into something new
Windsor Jewelry showcases their custom work on Life Style Live.
Indiana Owned Features Georgetown Market on Local Matters (Part II)
Mel McMahon shares Part II of the LIVE broadcast from Community Day at Georgetown Market.
Resources to Help Entrepreneurs Start and Grow their Businesses this Women’s Equality Day and Beyond
August 26 is Women’s Equality Day. The SBA is celebrating by connecting women entrepreneurs with the resources they need to t
Indiana Owned Features Georgetown Market on Local Matters
Mel McMahon chats with Andrew Montieth about family business and how the customer base of local health food has evolved.
Meet Our Member: Midwest Associates
When you see the Indiana Owned badge, you know you are supporting a local business like Midwest Associates!
Indiana Owned Features Beck Financial Strategies on Local Matters
Mel McMahon chats with Nancy Beck about the importance of investing in your team and breaking stereotypes.
The Impact of Supporting Women Owned Brands & Businesses
Here's why everyone should be supporting women owned businesses...
Meet Our Member: Indianapolis City Market
When you see the Indiana Owned badge, you know you are supporting a local business like Indianapolis City Market!
Shelly and Mark Rice Promote Optimal Cognitive Function with Pure Memory Water
Shelly and Mark share how a lifestyle change sprouted into a business, their take on wellness, and why they're Indiana Owned.
Indiana Owned Features The Great Indiana State Fair on Local Matters
Mel McMahon had the privilege of attending the Media Preview Day, and boy do they have a lot in store this year!
Meet Our Member: Jiffy Lube of Indiana
When you see the Indiana Owned badge, you know you are supporting a local business like Jiffy Lube of Indiana!
Indiana Owned Features Joan Carney of Lilly's Wearable Art on Local Matters
Mel McMahon chats with Joan Carney about introducing the community to something unfamiliar and being true to yourself.
Great Deals & Value at the 2022 Indiana State Fair
Options abound for Fairgoers for the 2022 Indiana State Fair to enjoy the over 100+ Free Things to do!
Meet Our Member: B & W Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Drains
When you see the Indiana Owned badge, you know you are supporting a local business like B&W Plumbing and Heating Company!
Consumer Protection Attorney Richard B. Gonon Advocates for Small Businesses and Consumers in Indiana
Richard shares his multifaceted approach as an attorney, how he entered the legal field, and what makes a good lawyer.
Indiana Owned Features Martha Latta of Stomping Ground on Local Matters
Mel McMahon chats with Martha Latta about the positive returns of investing in your community.
MORE New Attractions added to the 2022 Indiana State Fair
Fairgoers can expect their favorite Fair traditions and plenty of new experiences at the 2022 Indiana State Fair
Indiana Owned Features Joey Bauchle of JoHenna Design on Local Matters
Mel McMahon chats with Joey Bauchle about the courage to transition a hobby to a full-time business!
President of Midwest Associates, Stacy Carey Shares Her Take on Inclusivity & Emerging Into Leadership
Stacy reflects on emerging into a business owner, the rewarding aspects of the field, and why an inclusive culture matters.
Indiana State Fair Unveils 2022 NEW Culinary Favorites
Indiana State Fair | July 29-August 21, 2022
Here's Your Checklist for Starting A New Business
If you are one of the thousands of optimistic people that want to start a business, read these steps to get started!
Indiana Owned Features Megan Martin, Creative Manager of Indiana Gifts on Local Matters
Mel McMahon chats with Megan Martin about the process of running an online store & the impact of local makers!
Indiana State Fair Unveils Automotive Programming Plans for 2022 Theme
Features to include World of Speed featuring famous autos & more, a Ford Model T Assembly, IMS Museum Exhibit and a Daily Car
Indiana Owned Features Anjelicia Spencer, Founder of Worthy by Nature Candle Company on Local Matters
Mel McMahon chats with Anjelicia Spencer, who shares her missions to increase self-care in our community.
Indiana State Fair Adds Final Headliner to Complete Lineup Schedule for the 2022 Hoosier Lottery Free Stage Concerts
2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO just added to stellar lineup
Indiana Owned and Indiana Gifts Partner with Sojos Capital As They Announce Major Updates in Former Lafayette Square Mall Renovation Plan
“We have extensive plans to transform the entire neighborhood and opening Window to the World is the first step."
Indiana Owned Features Leah Severson, SEO & Local Search Consultant on Local Matters
Mel McMahon chats with Leah Severson, who works with business owners to increase their free exposure on Google!
This Pride Month, the SBA Celebrates the LGBTQ+ Small Business Community
June is Pride Month, and the SBA is commemorating the occasion by sharing resources for LGBTQ+ small business owners.
Indiana Owned Features Adam Hampton, Owner of Hampton Designs Studio & Shop on Local Matters
Mel McMahon chats with Adam Hampton about creating a welcoming, inclusive community + more!
2022 Indiana State Fair Featured Farmers Unveiled presented by Corteva Agriscience
Corteva Agriscience Connects Consumers with Farmers at the Indiana State Fair
Indiana Owned Talks with Amber Hankins About their Father's Day Gift Guide
Mel McMahon chats with Amber Hankins about Father's Day Gifts!
Indiana Owned Features Jennifer Rubenstein, Publisher of Edible Indy on Local Matters
Mel McMahon chats with Jennifer Rubenstein about leadership, "farm-to-table" + more!
Support Local With The Indiana Owned Father's Day Gift Guide!
Shop unique, locally made gifts for Dad while supporting Indiana Owned businesses!
Indiana Owned Features Carl Doninger, Co-Founder of PopCon on Local Matters
Mel McMahon chats with Carl Doninger about his beginnings & the positive economic impact of this annual event.
Meet Our Member: Lisa Schmitz of Mars Hill Arts Center & Where Pigs Fly and such
Learn how Lisa left corporate America 6 years ago to follow her passions and start TWO different local businesses!
Indiana Owned Features Lori Cardwell of Lori Cardwell Photography on Local Matters
Mel McMahon chats with Lori Cardwell the difference between competition and collaboration & perfect smile tips!
Energy-Saving Tips for Small Businesses to Try This Spring
Take these simple steps to increase your energy efficiency and decrease your business’s environmental impact.
Indiana Owned Features Keisha Harrison, Executive Director of Indianapolis City Market on Local Matters
Mel McMahon chats with Keisha Harrison about the importance of doing your research & and the history of the City Market.
How to Support Local During National Small Business Week
Celebrate National Small Business Week the right way! Follow these tips to get started...
Indiana Owned Features Keianna Rae Harrison Williams of HER Home Design on Local Matters
Mel McMahon chats with Keianna Rae Harrison Williams about the next addition to the HER Home Design business.
Indiana Owned Features The Mother's Day Gift Guide on Local Matters
Mel McMahon chats with Amber Hankins of WISH-TV8’S Life.Style.Live! about this year’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide.
Shop Local with the Indiana Owned Mother’s Day Gift Guide
Get the inside scoop on our gift guide and why supporting local matters!
Meet Our Member: Robin Lee of Nexus Impact Center
Learn from Robin's expertise on social impact, her best advice, and why co-working is so beneficial to communities.
Indiana Owned Features Kim Harvey of Kim's Key Lime Cookies on Local Matters
Mel McMahon chats with Kim Harvey about how confidence can take you where you didn’t even know you were going to go.
Don't Miss This Certification Webinar Hosted by the IDOA
Looking to get certified as a Minority, Woman, and/or Veteran-owned business enterprise? This webinar is for you!
Indiana Owned Features Tawni Reller of unsoaped on Local Matters
Mel McMahon chats with Tawni Reller about how what you put on your skin is as important as what you eat.
Meet Our Member: Jennifer Rubenstein of Edible Indy
Get the scoop on Jennifer's Indy foodie favorites, what you should know about food advocacy, and the Edible Indy Foundation.
Indiana Owned Features Lisa Schmitz of Where Pigs Fly & Such (and more) on Local Matters
Mel McMahon and Lisa Schmitz dig into the impact the location of your business can have on a neighborhood.
Meet Our Member: Vincent Aguirre of Distinct
Learn Vincent's take on supporting small businesses and what it takes to be an entrepreneur with a growing family.
Indiana Owned Features Jason Heath & George Mallet of Life Style Live on Local Matters
Mel McMahon goes behind the scenes of the live TV show Life Style Live!
Indiana Owned Features Lea Durbin, Director of Beyond Homeless on Local Matters
Mel McMahon and Lea Durbin discuss the unique ways Beyond Homeless is serving men, women, and children.
Meet Our Member: Pam Hurst of Pam Hurst Designs
Learn more about Pam's unique backstory and why being a local business positively impacts her community.
Meet Our Member: Lea Durbin of Beyond Homeless, Inc.
Learn from Lea about the importance of community, and putting humanity before profits.
Indiana Owned Features Laurren Darr of Zachary Tinkle Racing on Local Matters
Mel McMahon and Laurren Darr discuss the Racing for Rescues initiative & the benefits of being slow to hire and quick to fire
Meet Our Member: Eric Klinkowski of SmokEy Lights
Learn from Eric's take on sustainability, art, and overcoming imposter syndrome.
Indiana Owned Features Kristina Mazza of Hoagies and Hops on Local Matters
Mel McMahon and Kristina Mazza discuss Kristina's move to Indiana and the inspiration for her restaurant.
Here's Four 2022 Business Tips from the SBA
Whether your business has been around for a few days or a few decades, the SBA is ready to support you heading into 2022.
Food, home, and beauty trends to expect in 2022
Macadamia pancakes, curtain bangs, and art installations. Read on to find out what’s hot this year!
Meet Our Member: Kristen Murney of TEN By Kristen
Learn why Kristen chose to follow her passion, and why you should too!
How to Build Your Network as a Small Business
If you want to create connections as a small business, here are a few things you can do.
What Should You Consider As You Plan Your 2022 HR Initiatives?
Follow this list of questions you might want to ask yourself as you make your 2022 company plans.
How to Retain That ‘Small Business’ Feel as Your Company Grows
When it comes to company culture, many employees value the 'small business' feel.
Indiana Owned Features Matt Baggott of Spoke Locally on Local Matters
Mel McMahon and Matt Baggott discuss the challenges social media creates for business owners and their customers.
Branding Best Practices to Follow as a New Small Business Owner in Indiana
Developing your brand is one of the best ways to reach your target audience, customers, and marketing goals.
How Small Businesses Can Maximize Social Media to Earn More
How do small business owners capitalize and work social media into their marketing strategies? We’ve highlighted a few ways.
Indiana Owned Features Stacy McCreery of ROI Search Group on Local Matters
Mel McMahon and Stacy McCreery discuss the challenge of recruiting nurses and healthcare workers during a pandemic.
Spoke Locally app helps connect businesses to customers
We have partnered with Spoke Locally, a new app that allows you find out what's happening in Indy!
How to Develop a Small Business Strategy Plan For the New Year
The end of the year is an ideal time for Indiana businesses to take stock and develop a strategy.
Small Wins on TikTok Highlights Small Business Success
TikTok is playing an important role in helping small business owners recover from the pandemic by connecting with audiences
Indianapolis City Market presents Jingle & Mingle Holiday event
Jingle & Mingle presented by Indianapolis City Market is market featuring live music, local artists, & more!
How to Spend Your Small Business Saturday (or any Saturday)
Celebrate Small Business Saturday the right way! Follow these tips to get started...
Prepare Your Small Business for Winter Storms
Don’t slip up: Take these precautions to keep your business, employees, and customers safe during winter storms.
3 tips to get holiday-ready early this year
Follow these three tips to get your business holiday-ready.
Indiana Owned expands brand partnering with franchise owners starting with Jiffy Lube
Indiana Owned charter franchise member Jiffy Lube of Indiana, featured on Indy Style!
6 tips to take your video marketing to the next level
If you're not using video today, your business will be invisible tomorrow.
Indiana Owned Features Vincent Aguirre on Local Matters
Mel McMahon chats with Distinct founder Vincent Aguirre about the importance of controlling your marketing message.
Stay safe from cybersecurity threats
Cyber-attacks are a growing concern for small businesses. Learn about the threats and how to protect yourself.
How to Write a Stellar Business Plan
A business plan is one of the most important documents for setting goals.
Finding the Right Fight Fit- ROI Search Group Featured in Fishers Magazine
ROI Search Group provides a one-stop-shop for recruitment, career transition & training.
Indiana Originals Becomes Indiana Owned
The Next Chapter of Indiana Originals is Here!
Starting a Small Business Can Be Great for You and for Your Community
Thinking about starting your own small business? Let's walk through the steps together!
3 Tips to Score Customer Reviews
Reviews are essentially your 'word of mouth" online. Here's some tips for how to score more!
Chef makes summer salads, homemade ice cream, charcuterie board using SoChatti chocolate
Indiana Originals member SoChatti Chocolate, Featured on Indy Style!
Perfect wine, snack pairings to celebrate National Red Wine Day
Indiana Originals member Vino Mobile Bar, Featured on Indy Style!
Meet ‘Indiana Original’ teen race car driver Zachary Tinkle
Indiana Originals member Zachary Tinkle Racing, Featured on Indy Style!
Brickyard Weekend Fans Encouraged To 'Plan Ahead' with IMS.com
IMS fans are encouraged to “Plan Ahead” through IMS.com/PlanAhead, an interactive web page that serves as a home base.
3 Tips to Ramp Up Your Social Media Engagement
Follow these three snappy tips to get more eyes on your page.
Nexus Impact Center seeking artists to create social impact themed artwork
Indiana Originals member Nexus Impact Center Featured on Indy Style!
SBA Announces Extension of $100 Million Grant ‘Community Navigator Pilot’ Program Proposals to July 23, 2021
SBA announced the extended application date for its new Community Navigator Pilot Program.