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YOUR source For BUSINESS OWNERSHIP ventures


501c3 Non-Profit certified by the state of Indiana.

hub for entrepreneurs

 

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YOUR source For BUSINESS OWNERSHIP ventures


501c3 Non-Profit certified by the state of Indiana.

hub for entrepreneurs

 

Our mission: To create an environment where all entrepreneurs can thrive

Our education and economic initiatives promote and encourage business ownership by assisting in the launch of entrepreneurial ventures and support start-up to scale-up businesses that create jobs, improve the quality of life, and strengthen the community in Indianapolis’ Near West and central Indiana.

In 2016, Local Initiatives Support Corporate (LISC) designated the Near West/River West a Great Place 2020 neighborhood. The Near West Quality of Life Plan was created by residents and neighborhood stakeholders in response to declining employment and business vacancies in Near West. The Steering Committee identified the need for an entrepreneurship center to serve as a catalyst for economic growth, and SOURCE RW was created to fill that need. 

The IUPUI Office of Community Engagement supports the Near West Quality of Life Plan and River West Great Place on behalf of Indiana University by serving as fiscal agent to support SOURCE RW. IUPUI provides staffing, planning support, grant management, and funding assistance.

 

We serve

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Local businesses and entrepreneurs who wish to capitalize on the Near West’s commercial, retail, and light industrial spaces.

Small business owners who desire to improve and scale their existing businesses.

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New businesses and Near West residents who wish to launch their own businesses in River West and/or surrounding areas.

 
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Seeking a communications intern!!!!

SOURCE River West Communications Intern

Ongoing internship - approx. 16-20 hours/week.  To begin in late April / Early May. 

Summary of Position:

This position is primarily responsible for providing assistance with social media content and marketing campaigns including video creation/editing. Additional responsibilities include: website support for SOURCE RW, marketing material creation, establishing and maintaining relationships with community partners, and other tasks/events, as well as technical, marketing, administrative/clerical, and any other assistance to the SOURCE RW Operations Manager and Executive Director. The intern will gain a diverse array of experiences in business marketing, nonprofit management, and communications strategies.

The internship will also provide the student with networking and exposure to business startup developments, business leaders and entrepreneurs, diverse communities, and other community entities of influence, which could be helpful for future career opportunities and experience.

Must be currently enrolled as an IUPUI student. Undergraduate and Graduate students are welcome to apply.


UPCOMING SESSIONS!!!


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SBA LIVE! FIRST STEPS TO GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING

Date and Time: Thursday, April 11 4pm-5:30pm

Join this informative seminar and learn how to make the world’s largest buyer of goods and services your customer! Learn about the first steps necessary to becoming a federal contractor; Federal Certifications – what they are, how they can benefit you, and how to apply; and finding opportunities and marketing your company to the federal agencies.


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SCORE: SIMPLE STEPS FOR STARTING YOUR BUSINESS

Date and Time : Wednesday, April 17, 2019 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Location: Haughville Library, 2121 W Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46222

This free workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success.

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business provides you with an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start your business. In this session, you learn about: the advantages and disadvantages of owning a business, the pros and cons of the various forms for your business, the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, cash management, and funding sources.

If you are thinking about starting a business or have recently started your own business, this free workshop is for you. Seating is limited so register now.


WHO WE ARE

Do you want to launch or scale your business?

WE ARE A HUB FOR YOU — the aspiring entreprenEUR

WE WILL help you START AND GROW YOUR BUSINESS

YOU ARE VALUED AND WELCOMED

One-on-one coaching and mentoring is available to provide technical assistance in identifying a viable business model, incorporating a business, creating a business plan and marketing products/services.  Most all educational opportunities are either free or at   minimal fee. 

Monthly business start-up courses on a business owner’s mindset and fund sourcing, quarterly courses on business trends and best practices for existing businesses, and our annual Kauffman Business Ownership Education Series provides a strong foundation.   

We encourage entrepreneurship within our neighborhoods and attempt to inspire new, successful businesses to set-up and hire from within the neighborhoods of Indianapolis' Near West.  Making the most of the River West Business District.

Let's talk!


Contact

Phone: (317) 737-2155

Email: info@sourcerw.org

Office Hours: Mondays -Thursdays - 9am-4pm

Office Hours: Fridays - By Appointment ONLY

Let's talk!


Contact

Phone: (317) 737-2155

Email: info@sourcerw.org

Office Hours: Mondays -Thursdays - 9am-4pm

Office Hours: Fridays - By Appointment ONLY

Where to find us!

Source River West                                      

2230 West Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46222

 
 

Thank you to our partners and sponsors!