Business Builders is an outreach program of the Business Engagement
Center at Indiana State University. As ISU’s liaison for business
support services and economic development, Business Builders works with
faculty, staff, and students from all areas of the University and
various networking throughout the community to identify business needs
and coordinate solutions.
Business Builders exists to engage with area businesses to provide
solutions which ensure industry success.
The Business Builders program is a catalyst for innovation and
entrepreneurship, leveraging university engagement and technology
transfer, to create an environment of business support which results in
job creation, profitability, and economic diversity.
Service Engagement Categories
- Staffing— Current and graduating ISU
students may be the perfect fit to a company’s permanent
or temporary staffing needs.
- Marketing— Reaching a company's target
audience is hard to accomplish with limited resources;
Business Builders has the resources that will be
beneficial for marketing success.
- Web Services— Need a Web page? Or does your
current site need a face lift? Business Builders can
create an effective and appealing Web site for
- Human Resource Metrics— Assistance with
various Human Resource needs, creating training
programs, talent management, Employee Handbook
development, records compliancy, and many others.
- Networking— Business Builders maintains a
robust network of business and industry specialists,
entrepreneurs, faculty, government officials,
organizations and institutions at the regional and
national levels. Companies can benefit and grow from
being connected to such partners.
- Interior Design— ISU houses a nationally
accredited interior design program that creates or
revitalizes retail, dining, or office locations to
develop a functional layout that will appeal to
- Budget Analysis— Assistance with analyzing
a company’s cash-flow and effective spending measures to
ensure funds are being allocated in a profitable manor.
- Accounting— Accurate financial records are
vital to a company’s success; assistance to maintain and
implement proper accounting procedures.
- Technology Training and Support— Assistance
with training and support on various software systems
and equipment to help companies get the most out of
their current technology to ensure efficiency.
- Emergency Procedure Development— CPR , AED,
First Aid training, various Emergency (Tornado,
Earthquake, Black-out, etc.) action plans, and ensuring
that companies are OSHA compliant.
- Insurance and Risk management— Assistance
with actuarial, claims, loss control, risk management,
safety management, and underwriting.
- Commercialization— Facilitating the
collaboration between company and ISU faculty and
students for product development (i.e. marketing focus
groups, internships, etc.)
- Packaging Technology — Manufacturing,
mechanical technology, graphic/commercial art and
- Business Plan Development and refinement—
Assistance in business plan development and refinement
through the Sycamore Business Advisors, for both
start-up as well as existing companies, including
marketing and financial plans and projections.
- Funding— Assistance in researching grant
and venture capital opportunities, as well as proposal