Empowering Small Business Excellence

INSPIREsmall.biz is the creation of two passionate entrepreneurs, Ryan and Carly Henry of Indianapolis, Indiana.

We are a community-driven initiative dedicated to supporting, connecting, and inspiring small business owners and professionals on their journey to success.

Our Story

INSPIREsmall.biz began as Open In Indiana, with local networking groups and a regional business directory.

Through the pandemic, we’ve evolved into an online resource hub for entrepreneurs and small business owners in all 50 states.

In mid-2021, we officially changed the name to INSPIREsmall.biz, to better reflect our mission of helping small businesses get started and succeed.

What We Do

Networking Opportunities

We curate a diverse range of events that allow you to connect with like-minded individuals, industry experts, and potential collaborators.

Educational Events

We offer workshops, seminars, and learning opportunities designed to enhance your skills, provide valuable insights, and keep you informed about industry trends.

Supportive Community

INSPIREsmall.biz is not just an organization; it’s a community of individuals who understand your aspirations and challenges. We provide a welcoming environment where you can seek guidance, share your experiences, and find inspiration.


Our ultimate goal is to empower you. Whether you’re a seasoned business owner or just starting your entrepreneurial journey, we’re here to provide the tools and resources that enable you to excel.

How to Support INSPIREsmall.biz

Become a member!

Connect with us on social media to like and share our content

Sponsor an event or give to our coffee fund.

If you’re looking for speaking opportunities, apply to speak at our events

Do you need website hosting? Sign up with our preferred webhost, DreamHost, with our referral link (we make a small commission)

A Welcoming Place for Everyone

We strive to create and maintain an environment in which people are treated with dignity, decency and respect. The environment of INSPIREsmall.biz should be characterized by mutual trust and the absence of intimidation, oppression and exploitation. INSPIREsmall.biz will not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind

Read our full Anti-Harassment Policy

Meet Our Team

Ryan Henry

Idea Guy

Ryan Henry is the Idea Guy for INSPIREsmall.biz. Ryan hosts networking events, leads workshops, writes content, and provides training.

Carly Henry

Web Wizard

Carly Henry is the Web Wizard for INSPIREsmall.biz. Carly creates content and manages the INSPIREsmall.biz website.

Jamie Hopper

Meeting Host

Jamie Hopper is the host for INSPIREsmall.biz Keystone Business Connections and co-host of Business Spotlight.

Adrienne Diener

Member Experience

Adrienne Diener assists with check-in at some of our events and helps with some administrative activities.