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‘One-stop’ online tool adds new features for Hoosier businesses

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosier business owners will see changes the next time they visit INBiz, the state’s business one-stop web portal. INBiz, launched in April, includes services from the Indiana Secretary of State’s office that allows business owners to register their business, file key reports and request key corporate documents. Now, owners also can […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Simplyfing the business application process for veterans

By Jackson Hughes TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 19th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1.  INDIANAPOLIS­­ — Veterans who want to start a business in Indiana could open their doors faster when a new law goes into effect next month. “Essentially, I wanted to […]

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Q&A: Meet Casey Cox, state representative running for re-election

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com  Editor’s note: This story is a part of a question and answer series covering the Indiana primary. All candidates in this race have been invited to interview. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity. INDIANAPOLIS — The House District 85 incumbent, Rep. Casey Cox, is running for re-election. Cox, […]

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Analysis: This ‘town hall’ forum lived up its name

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When I headed out of my house early last Tuesday to cover a so-called town hall meeting about small business issues, I had little – if any – hope that I was on my way to something interesting. At best, I wanted to glean enough information to put together […]

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Small business owners say unemployment, other government systems don’t work for them

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Janet South took a deep breath before she spoke. The owner of DECO Group, a commercial painting company in Indianapolis, said she didn’t want to sound heartless. But she told members of the Indiana General Assembly’s Small Business Caucus that she and other business leaders have a problem: They […]

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Lawmakers to host small business public hearings

By Savvy Raines TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bipartisan group of Indiana lawmakers will travel the state in August and September to collect testimony about the needs of small businesses. The General Assembly’s Small Business Caucus formed earlier this year to work on improving the climate for the independent firms. Small businesses represent more than 97 […]

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Ellspermann will oversee new entrepreneurship office

By Olivia Covington TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence and Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann announced the creation Thursday of the Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Pence signed an executive order that created the office, which will combine the Indiana Small Business Development Center, the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers and other specialty programs. The Indiana […]

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House passes online sales tax bill

By Tim Grimes TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would move up the date when Amazon and some online retailers would be required to collect Indiana sales taxes passed the House on Monday. House Bill 1007 would force Amazon to start collecting the 7 percent sales tax on July 1, instead of six months later, […]

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Five Hoosier firms honored as ‘Spotlight’ winners

By Olivia Ober The Statehouse File  INDIANAPOLIS – Five Indiana companies were crowned “Spotlight” award recipients in the fifth annual “Companies to Watch” ceremony this week in Indianapolis. The tribute recognizes past “Companies to Watch” honorees based on their growth, success and commitment to Indiana. The award is presented by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, […]

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Small business group endorses Mourdock

By Suzannah Couch The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The National Federation of Independent Business gave their seal of approval to U.S. Senate hopeful Richard Mourdock in the form of an endorsement Thursday afternoon. The Mourdock campaign held a press conference at the Quality Environmental Professionals, Inc. to announce the endorsement. The organization endorsed Mourdock – […]

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