Indiana Small Business Development Center

FTI has been contracted by the State of Indiana’s Small Business Development Center to offer its clients access to export knowledge and expertise.  Now in its seventh year under contract with the ISBDC, FTI has met with dozens of manufacturing and service firms throughout Indiana representing all 10 regional ISBDC offices, and presented to over 200 Indiana companies and entrepreneurs through export seminars, roundtables and webinars.

As a member of the Indiana District Export Council (IDEC), FTI principle Andrew Reinke links IDEC's members who themselves are specialists in the varying complexities of international trade, along with other federal and state resources to participate in export educational outreach across Indiana.   This alliance has proven a welcome fit to better inform Indiana’s small and mid-sized firms and entrepreneurs on the complexities of international trade.  Over 35 export seminars have been held throughout the state in the past 6 years, with more planned in 2018 including Columbus, South Bend, Fort Wayne, Richmond and Indianapolis.

The most concentrated and result-oriented export effort led by the ISBDC is the Export Indiana Fellowship Program, now entering its 4th year.  A partnership between the ISBDC, Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and The International Center, the program pairs Indiana companies with Purdue MBA students to develop an executable, proactive export plan guided by the ISBDC over a 3-month structured timeframe.

The ISBDC has 10 regional offices:

Andrew writes an Export Blog for the ISBDC.   

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The mission of the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) is to create a positive and measurable impact on the formation, growth and sustainability of Indiana’s smaller businesses.  Toward that mission, the State of Indiana realizes the growing impact international trade has on the Indiana economy and has extended its resources to include the fastest growing segment of that economy, its exports

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To schedule a meeting to discuss export development, please contact the offices listed above.  Firms must be a registered client of the ISBDC to schedule a meeting.