While Level Two Inc has a wonderful coworking space, we want you to know that we are more than that. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to foster entrepreneurship and cultivate growth in small business by providing space, networking, and educational opportunities. I mean sure we have a great space with 5,000 sq ft of amenities at The Shops at Perry Crossing in Plainfield with private meeting rooms, speedy and secure WIFI, and a kitchen with coffee and teas, but we also have a community of peers here that can support you and help you through the difficulties of entrepreneurship. Right now we are feeling more isolated than ever, and having a place to go to get work done in a productive and collaborative environment can do wonders for you.
We also provide networking and educational opportunities. For instance just last week we did a Happy Hour on the patio of Brew Link, a local brewery and eatery, in partnership with the Plainfield Chamber of Commerce and Junto (a local professionals club). This week we are hosting the Plainfield Small Business Roundtable, which is open to our members as well. We also provide educational opportunities for you to start and grow your business. This week on Wednesday we are hosting a free Livestream directly from Google called Sell Online this Holiday Season, where you can learn how to set up an online store with Shopify and lest products directly on Google.
Level Two also serves as a source of much needed information. Our blog (which you are reading now), newsletter and Facebook page sends out up to date information and resources for you. These topics include great resources for you to be more productive, information on the PPP program and other legislation, and more. For instance, did you know that there is new PPP forgiveness guidance out for PPP loans under $50,000 or that Indiana expanded its criteria for the Restart Grant to include small businesses who had received PPP or EIDL funds? We put both of these out, and hopefully have had businesses benefit from them.
Finally, Level Two is a partner with other organizations. We partner with the SBA and have contacts there to bring you information on small business funding. Our partnership with the Indy Chamber’s Business Ownership Initiative allowed us to host a free business coach at Level Two pre-COVID-19, but we also could point you to their Microloans and other programs that they offer. Our partnership with the Indiana Small Business Development Center can also let us point you to those with expertise in business coaching and valuations, as well as the strategy and market research your startup needs to thrive! Finally, our relationship with SCORE can help give our local entrepreneurs access to the Mentorship they will need to get them to the next level in their business.
These are just a few things that the Level Two Inc organization has to offer. If you know of anything else that may benefit our local entrepreneurs or startups, we ask that you contact us and let us know your thoughts, so that we can help make Hendricks County and our surrounding areas in Indy and Mooresville a successful hub of Small Business growth and entrepreneurship!