About Us

About Our Office: 

The Indiana SBA District Office delivers a variety of programs and services, including startup and operational assistance through small business training and counseling, financial assistance, business opportunities, such as government contracting, subcontracting, procurement, and much more.

Services Available

Over the years, the SBA has developed many small business loan and assistance programs, special outreach efforts and initiatives to aid and inform small businesses. The following describes briefly all the services and information available through this office:

  • Financial assistance for new or existing businesses through guaranteed loans made by area bank and non-bank lenders. For more information or questions, please contact Ronda Crouchat (317)226-7272 Ext. 112.

  • Free counseling, advice and information on starting, better operating or expanding a small business through through a network of 9 Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) , the Women's Business Centers (WBC) and 11 SCORE Chapters. For more information or questions, please contact the Indiana District Office at (317) 226-7272

  • “8(a) Business Development Program. Contact Vernice Mathis at (317) 226-7272 ext. 115 for assistance

  • Women's Business Ownership Representatives are available to advise women business owners.

  • Special loan programs are available for businesses involved in international trade. For more information, contact Eric Armacost 317-226-7272 x120.

  • If you're a veteran, you can get business counseling and information about SBA guaranteed loans. For more information, please contact the Veterans Business Development Officer Peter Smith 317-226-7272 x119.