Indianapolis, IN, Thursday, September 29, 2016

More than 40 small business owners as well as representatives of nonprofit organizations and larger CPA and law firms learned more about the state’s INBiz online portal at Centier Bank’s Corporate Centre on Thursday morning.

Whether businesses are a century old or new start-ups, the online portal provides a secure one-stop resource to register and maintain their enterprises, Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson told her audience at the bank.

Launched in April by the Secretary of State’s office, INBiz is administered by the office’s business services division and replaces the state’s old legacy system that was used for years. All businesses registered on the legacy system are now part of INBiz, she said.

New businesses are “one of the driving forces behind Indiana’s economy,” Lawson said.

The aim of the online portal is to make it easier for new and existing companies to do business with the state by allowing them to use one username and password.

The home page at allows visitors to do business searches without registering for an account. This business search feature is the most popular with more than 50,000 people accessing the site to date according to Google Analytics, Lawson said.