Project HOPE Digital Marketing And E-Commerce Help For Small Businesses

(UNDATED) – The Indiana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has partnered with the IU Kelley School of Business to provide digital marketing and E-commerce assistance to small businesses affected by COVID-19.

Through project HOPE, IU Kelley students, under the direction of faculty members, work directly with client companies of the Indiana SBDC to complete digital marketing and E-commerce projects.

Work performed by the students is typically completed within 2 weeks and includes services such as website development, website optimization, establishing an e-commerce and digital storefront, migration to cloud-based service, enabling remote operations, digital marketing, and/or improving online security. Clients will receive a fully-resolved solution and the student will provide training/ education to the clients so they are fully sustainable moving forward.

There is NO COST to the company to participate in the program. All applicants will be required to meet with a no-cost Indiana SBDC business advisor as part of the application process. By submitting this form you agree to be contacted by the Indiana SBDC.

To be eligible, Indiana small businesses must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an Indiana SBDC client.
  • Have been in business as of February 15, 2020.
  • Be able to demonstrate a negative impact from COVID-19.
  • Identify a project that will improve the business’ capacity to respond to COVID-19