“This new portal will provide our city’s certified vendors easy access to online modules that will enable and empower them to not only start, but to sustain and grow their businesses,”-Greg Wilson, City of Indianapolis Dept Minority and Women Business Dev
Fishers / Indianapolis, Ind. (PRWEB) October 17, 2010
With the unemployment rate still hovering around 10 percent nationwide and in Indiana, jobs can be hard to come by. But if an organization is at least 51 percent owned, controlled and operated by a minority (MBE), a woman (WBE) or a veteran (VBE), the business owner can turn that status into opportunities for corporate growth. And the City of Indianapolis is helping owners get a leg up on the process. As part of its training efforts to help certified businesses grow in a challenging economy, the City is providing six business tools that walk owners through the process of leveraging their MBE, WBE or VBE certification status to grow and expand their business.
The tools, developed and marketed by Innoventum Inc., include BizCert, BizFast, BizGov, BizGrant, BizMarketing and BizShield. The products lead you step by step through obtaining certain business certifications, establishing your business, finding business opportunities through government venues, tapping into grant money, marketing your business and protecting it, respectively. All 900+ Indianapolis vendors certified as MBE, WBE or VBE now have access to these tools free of charge for the next six months.
The web-based portal offers interactive online training in such practicalities as tapping into the potential revenue available through the federal government—the country’s biggest purchaser of goods and services. By law, governments and some businesses are required to award a certain percentage of their contracts to WBEs and MBEs—if you know how to find those contracts. In addition, the government, private foundations and corporations award billions in grants every year to businesses, non-profits and individuals. The tools teach you all this and more.
“This new portal will provide our city’s certified vendors easy access to online modules that will enable and empower them to not only start, but to sustain and grow their businesses,” said Greg Wilson, Director of the City of Indianapolis Department of Minority and Women Business Development.
For companies that qualify as a WBE, MBE or VBE but haven’t gone through the certification process, a free “starter kit” is available at http://www.innoventum.com/mbewbesecrets.html. The kit teaches you how to become certified, then how to use those certifications to obtain more business to increase your sales and revenue.
Innoventum® is owned and operated by attorneys with entrepreneurial experience and proven track records in clearing the many hurdles that come with business startups, including legal, technical, marketing and financial considerations. Innoventum is dedicated to helping new businesses and small businesses become established in the most time- and cost-efficient way—with a professional, seasoned corporate image. For more information about Innoventum, visit http://www.innoventum.com or call 888-579-9922.
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