For Indiana-based entrepreneurs who have recently undergone or are considering business formation, there is a new web-based community that might help them find needed suppliers. Startup business owners in the state may find this tool makes it easy for Hoosiers to do business with Hoosiers. The Indiana Economic Development Corporation is sponsoring Conexus’ Indiana Supplier INsight in an effort to create new business opportunities for companies in the state. The online community will offer users the chance to meet suppliers in close geographic proximity – which can translate into lower transportation costs, more manageable oversight and other benefits.
The site is a free service for local entrepreneurs, focusing primarily on the manufacturing and logistics sectors. INsight acts as a matchmaker service – it stores information on registered businesses and recommends partners.
This could be a valuable tool for startups looking to establish business connections to expand their companies. Additionally, entrepreneurs in the state and across the country might be interested to learn that a report from Customer Relations Suite 101 suggests gaining reliable business partners is a critical step to growth for all business types.