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Thinking Like a Business Owner

January 16, 2018, 6pm - 7:30pm

Instructor:  Mark A. Roger, Center Director

If you are considering business ownership, this “beginners” workshop is for you!  This session is a practical guide to evaluating entrepreneurship in 2018.  Join us as we identify the fundamentals of business ownership, discuss the characteristics of successful business owners, and evaluate how your personal preferences apply to various types of business models.  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.

Contact us at sourcerw.org or 317-737-2155 for more information!

Encore Series: What's Your Next

January 18, 2018, 8:30am- 10:00am (coffee at 8:30am), Free

Topic: What All Encore Business Owners Have in Common

Featured Speaker:  Mary Pat McKee, CEO, IndyBoomer

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").

Featured Speaker, Mary Pat McKee, CEO of Boomer Indy BOOMER Magazine has been a champion of Boomers for years here in Indianapolis. BOOMER Magazine is 50+ Lifestyle Magazine for Boomers and their rents. Mary Pat will share professional experiences as well as practical tips and pointers she has learned along the way in making the most of your life at 50yrs+.

                               Mary Pat McKee

                               Mary Pat McKee

 

KAUFFMAN FASTTRAC® BUSINESS OWNERS SERIES - $149

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - Thursday, April 12th


6:00pm – 9:00pm

For aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs and new business owners, Kauffman FastTrac® Business Owners Series is a 9-week, 30-hour course with a proven framework to help support aspiring entrepreneurs start businesses and begin their journeys to success. The course is taught in an interactive, group-oriented environment where participants are encouraged to network with one another to bolster their business ideas.
During the 9-week course, entrepreneurs will:

 

Session 1: Exploring Entrepreneurship - February 1

Session 2: Identifying/Meeting Market Needs – February 8

Session  3: Setting Financial Goals – February 15

Session 4: Planning the Product/Service – February 22

Session 5: Researching/Analyzing the Market – March 1

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Session 6: Reaching the Market – March 15

Session 7: Building the Organization & Team - March 22   

Session 8: Planning for a Profitable Business – March 29

Session 9- Cash Flow and Funds Seeking – April 5             

Session 10 - Implementing Next Steps and Pitch Competition – April 12

 

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Encore Series: Encore Career Toolbox

February 1, 2018, 9am - 10am (coffee at 8:30am), $15

Topic:  Establishing Yourself on Social Media

Facilitator:  Mark Roger, Center Director

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").

We will identify social media tools to make business ownership a successful part of a lifestyle career. Social media can be used to improve networking, highlight the value proposition of your product/service, and generate referrals. This Encore Career Toolbox session will help you establish or enhance your social media presence and envision an effective social media strategy.