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There are important steps to starting a business in Fort Wayne. The steps in our brochure, pdfKey Steps to Starting a Business in Fort Wayne, Indiana give you a general idea about where to begin. For more in-depth information, review our docPermits, Licenses and Taxes: Starting a Business document  or pdfPermits, Licenses and Taxes: Starting a business. (This may take a few minutes to download.)

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BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Starting a business can be confusing, so before you begin, do not hesitate to contact any of the agencies in Fort Wayne that can assist you with all of your business questions. Please note that Fort Wayne does not have a general business license. Resource agencies are available in Fort Wayne to provide start-up counseling and can be found below.

Business Consulting
NE Indiana Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
4312 Hobson Road, Suite B, Hobson Center Building
Fort Wayne, IN 46815
(send mail c/o IPFW 2101 Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805)
(260) 481-0500
www.isbdc.org

SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives)
110 West Berry , Suite LL101 (Lower Level of PNC Bank)
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 422-2601
www.fortwayne.score.org

Northeast Indiana Innovation Center (NIIC) and
Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CEE)
3201 Stellhorn Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46835
(260) 407-6442
www.niic.net

Brightpoint (formerly CANI)
Credit builder & Small Loan Programs
227 E. Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46802
www.mybrightpoint.org (260) 423-3546

Business Information
Allen County Public Library-Business Technology
Main Branch - 900 Library Plaza
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 421-1200
www.acpl.lib.in.us

State of Indiana — State Information Center
402 West Washington Street, Room W160A
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Toll free: 1-800-457-8283 or 1-888-855-3838 (Spanish)
www.in.gov