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In Their Words

"You don't want to look back and say, 'I wish I'd tried.' The risk of failure for start-up companies is very high. So? You start over again."


Dane A. Miller
Cofounder, Biomet

Entrepreneurship Books by IU Faculty

View a collection of selected entrepreneurship books by IU faculty.

Entrepreneur Resources

JCEI Events

For Indiana business leaders, the Johnson Center offers conferences, internships, and business networking opportunities. On March 30, 2012, we will host the IU Entrepreneurial Connection. Check back to see events we have coming up.

Internship Connections

Are you interested in offering an internship to an innovative Kelley School of Business student?
Contact Sandy Martin for more information.


Preparing a Business Plan
The business plan is a written summary of your projection for the business and a marketing document intended to attract prospective investors. It should talk about your objectives for the company and how your resources are going to work to assist you in meeting those objectives.

Legal Considerations
There are numerous rules and regulations that need to be addressed before you start your business. You will have to deal with everything from registering your business and obtaining a license to keeping detailed business records.

Securing Start-Up Funding
Finding and obtaining funding may be the most difficult phase in starting up your business. Once you decide how you are going to finance your start-up, you will need to think about where to go to receive the financing. There are several different sources of funding available, if you know where to look.

Links for Entrepreneurs
Throughout the process of starting your own business, you will face obstacles and have questions. There are several websites available that can help you; we have compiled a list of some of the more useful website resources for new entrepreneurs.