upcoming Workshops

SBA Live! 

April 12th, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm

SOURCE River West, 2230 West Michigan Street, Skype, or AT&T Connect

Instructor:  Ronda K. Crouch, Economic Development Specialist and Financial Literacy Liaison with SBA

Broadcasting live from SOURCE River West! These unique workshops are not only available to attend in person, but by live broadcast as a webinar via AT&T Connect and Skype. Learn about funding your business and the fundamentals of business from experts from your home, office or at SOURCE RW.

The Business 101 course will teach aspiring entrepreneurs business “know-how’ and provide them with the foundation need to run a business. At this workshop, you will learn: 10 basic steps to follow in business ownership, the resources you have available, important tips on starting a business, and the reality about grants. Each month, Ronda Crouch, an Economic Development Specialist and Financial Literacy Liaison with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), will showcase various funding options on behalf of SBA. Learn more and register for this workshop


Selecting a Business Model: Build or Buy

March 20, 2018, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Instructor:  Mark A. Roger, Center Director

SOURCE River West, 2230 West Michigan Street

If you are considering business ownership, this “beginners” workshop is for you! A practical guide to identifying successful business models in 2018.  Join us as we evaluate the strategies behind business start-ups, learn how to properly evaluate a business model and perform due diligence.Learn more and determine if entrepreneurship is right for you.  Discussions will include entrepreneurship resources available in Indiana and incorporate the teachings of Shark Tank and The Profit. The workshop is free and open to the public.


Special Series

New! Encore Programs:
Entrepreneurship for business owners 50yrs+

The Encore Programs are created especially for those seeking a second or lifestyle career at age 50+. Instead of leaving work behind, many are finding that starting a business or scaling their existing business provides an exciting new chapter to their lives. Encore Programs meet bi-weekly on Thursdays and alternates between free discussion sessions ("What's Your Next") and kick-starter sessions that provide a hands-on approach to addressing pertinent business ownership issues ("Encore Career Toolbox").

Encore Series: What's Your Next

Topic: How to Successfully Navigate Changing from One Career to an Encore Career

March 15, 2018, 8:30am- 10:00am (coffee at 8:30am), Free

Featured Speaker:  Susan St. Angelo , Daily Money Manager

Featured speaker, Susan St. Angelo is a
Daily Money Manager who works with
older adults, busy professionals and
people in transition due to death and/or
divorce. While she also provides general
personal banking assistance, she enjoys consulting with
clients on starting their own businesses,
organizing legal documents, travel-related plans, and personal
assistant duties. She can help new Encore entrepreneurs to problem-solve and reduce daily stress.

                                Susan St. Angelo

                               Susan St. Angelo


Encore Series: Encore Career Toolbox

Topic:   Financing Your Business

April 5, 2018,  8:30am-10am (coffee at 8:30am), $15

Learn more: http://www.sourcerw.org/new-events/2018/1/12/encore-career-support-group

We will discuss the variations in business ownership that create a lifestyle career and how that impacts the business owner. Time will be spent looking at why the franchise business model successfully provides a lifestyle career and how to incorporate those principles into starting or scaling your own business. This Encore Career Toolbox session will help you not only identify your own personal and career priorities but will also assist you in creating a strategy to reach those goals.



Encore Series: What's Your Next

Topic: Being Committed Body, Mind and Spirit

April 12, 2018, 3:00-4:30pm

Featured Speaker: Diane Sanders, Living Strong after 50

Featured speaker, Diane Sanders is a speaker, publisher, health & wholeness consultant and coach. Diane is the founder of Living Strong after 50 LLC. Diane has been in the health & wellness field for more than 10 years specializing in nutrition, inner healing and wholeness, body, mind, and spirit. It is Diane’s personal mission to serve her clients on their own journey towards wholeness.

Be sure to also register for the hands-on approach to this session.

May 3rd, 2018 (coffee), $15

May Topic:  Life Coach for Beginners

New Time ! 3:00 - 4:30pm

Facilitator: Mark Roger, Center Director

Register: http://go.iu.edu/1SOd

In May, Diane Sanders of Living Strong after 50 LLC provides an introduction to working with a life coach.  Life coaching focuses on goal setting and continuing personal success.  She will explore the strategies and support structures you need to succeed in reaching your dreams and goals.  This Encore Career Toolbox session will help you to uncover the skills and knowledge you already possess to motivate you towards achieving a happier, healthier and abundant future.


Kauffman FastTrac® Business Owners Series

April 26 – June 28


SOURCE RW is again offering the Kauffman FastTrac Business Owners Series at SOURCE RW.  Courses are geared towards entrepreneurs who want to explore the next stage of growth.  Our 10-week deep dive is taught in a supportive and encouraging environment.  This training is ideal for newly established entrepreneurs and those looking to scale-up their business.  Your business is your dream. Gain the tools to make it a reality.

This series will help you determine whether your business has a market, can make a profit, and can provide the money you need.  Weekly sessions include group discussions, coaching sessions, and networking opportunities with one another, staff and guest speakers.   The course ends with a pitch contest in which the entrepreneurs share their business concept, receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs and business professionals, and have the opportunity to win start-up capital. 

Classes meet April 26 – June 28, Thursdays from 6p-9p.  Course Fee:  $149 – a $500 value with a portion underwritten by JPMorgan Chase Foundation.

For more info and to confirm that the series is a good fit, contact Center Director, Mark Roger, at info@sourcerw.org or by calling 317-737-2155.  Register here: http://go.iu.edu/1H0e

NEW!  Mentor Connect

Business owners connecting with industry experts


It’s hard work to build your business and there are challenges around every corner.  Fortunately, entrepreneurs don’t have to go it alone.  Recently, SOURCE RW begun offering Mentor Connect – a free, mentor program which matches clients to seasoned professionals who work to creatively and honestly solve problems and work with you to build or expand your businesses with you. 

Through SOURCE RW’s Mentor Connect, you can connect with a mentor for a reality check, constructive criticism, or simply a pat on the back.  A well-chosen mentor is someone who will: 1) care and invest in your professional growth, 2) shares a similar value system in leadership and management and, most importantly, 3) will speak the truth.  Input that can make a significant difference to someone looking to start-up or scale up their business. 

Mentor Connect attempts to identify a mentor in the same or similar business industry or type of business.  Someone who better understands your business's specific and unique challenges and concerns.  Through mentoring, your chances of success increases with access to the business knowledge and guidance of experienced professionals who share their skills sets and expertise.  It’s actually a “win” for our mentors too since they want to see progress and take pride in knowing that their input has been helpful. 

A successful connection can really make a difference in getting your start-up started on the right foot or scale your existing business.  Learn more about Mentor Connect by calling Jacey Stuckey, Program Assistant at 317-737-2155.