Valparaiso University

I am the Dean of the College of Business at Valparaiso University.


We have an innovation hub that is endowed. We run this ihub jointly with the College of Engineering. We are looking to partner with the small business ecosystem to help and support small business owners in the region.

Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator
  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Diversification
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Bonding
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Loans

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Apprenticeship
  • Recruiting
  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives
  • Workforce Training

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Forming a Business
  • Lease Review

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Marketing and Sales

  • Market Research

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Human Resources
Primary Contact
Nic Erhardt
1909 Chapel Drive
Urschel Hall, Room 230
Valparaiso, IN 46383