Central Indiana Small Business Development Center

Butler University is the host of the Central Indiana Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which provides guidance and resources to entrepreneurs and small business owners at all phases—concept, startup, growth, and maturity. The Central Indiana Small Business Development Center’s mission is to have a positive and measurable impact on the formation, growth, and sustainability of small business in Indiana and to develop a strong entrepreneurial community.

SBDCs help entrepreneurs realize the dream of business ownership and help existing businesses remain competitive in a complex, ever-changing global marketplace. SBDCs are hosted by leading universities and state economic development agencies, and funded in part through a partnership with SBA.

SBDC advisors provide aspiring and current small business owners a variety of free business consulting and low-cost training services including: business plan development, manufacturing assistance, financial packaging and lending assistance, exporting and importing support, disaster recovery assistance, procurement and contracting aid, market research help, 8(a) program support, and healthcare guidance.

For more information, please visit the Indiana Small Business Development Center website.

Center Staff
Angela Blackwell
Business Advisor – Small Business Development Center
Helen Cox
Office Administrator – Small Business Development Center
Dan Drexler
Dan Drexler
Regional Director – Small Business Development Center

Dan spent twenty years in private industry, most recently as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing with an Indiana manufacturer of industrial HVAC systems. He previously worked with both the Indiana and US Departments of Commerce, primarily focused on export marketing and business counseling. A graduate of IUPUI, Dan grew up in Hancock County and is active in several regional community organizations.