Monthly workshops

If you have any trouble registering or finding information about these courses, please call (317) 737-2155

 
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SBA Live! @ SOURCE RW: Business 101

 

October 24th, 2017    8:30am- 10:00 am

SOURCE River West, 2230 West Michigan Street

Instructor: Ronda Crouch, Economic Development Specialist and Financial Literacy Liaison with the U.S. Small Business Administration (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.

 

Quickbooks for Startups ! $95

November 10th, 2017  9:00am- 12:00pm

Want to learn how to use QuickBooks in your new or growing business? Or are you using QuickBooks and finding it overwhelming? You are not alone.

Learn the basics, affirm what you already know, and gain the additional knowledge and confidence you have been seeking. This 3-hour course will cover "how to" to some "tips and tricks" of successful QuickBooks users. Our goal is to ensure you are a more comfortable and confident QuickBooks user. Our course is taught with limited "accounting jargon" so you will find it easy to follow along. Our instructor, Becky Massa, is a QuickBooks and accounting expert, with extensive hands-on "real world" experience handling the accounting function in businesses and consulting with other companies. Learn more and register here.

Fund Sourcing

November 14th, 2017  6:00pm- 7:30pm

Instructor: Mark A. Roger, Center Director

A practical guide to identifying successful business models in 2017. Join us as we evaluate funding strategies behind business start-ups, learn how to properly evaluate a business model and sourcing funding options to meet your needs in today’s marketplace. The workshop is free and open to the public.

Please register on this page if you would like to attend.

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

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Social Media User Group - Interest Meeting

November 15th   6:30pm- 8:00pm

It’s a fact - 94% of all businesses with a marketing department use social media as part of their marketing plan.

How you introduce yourself to the business world makes a significant impact on your career. What could once be accomplished by a traditional website now needs to be supplemented by social media. Looking someone up on LinkedIn before a meeting is commonplace. LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter have become an increasingly important part of an individual’s career development plan or any business’s marketing plan.

On November 15th, from 6:30p-8p, join SOURCE RW for a free Social Media User Group- Interest Meeting. We are looking to start-up a User Group to share ideas, best practices and strategies on using social media to promote yourself professionally and promote your business.

From true beginners to regular LinkedIn users, all proficiency levels are welcome. With social media, you can never know too much. Ideal if you are looking to update your digital persona or incorporate more social media you’re your business? Navigating this strange, new world can be quite confusing at first, so please join SOURCE RW for this opportunity to learn more about social media and how best to professionally incorporate it into our life.

Series workshops

ENTREPRENEURSHIP INDIANAPOLIS

November 21st- Starting at the Kitchen Table - Saidah Pearsall

6:30pm - 8:00pm on the third Tuesday of the month.

Ever want to ask questions to one of those entrepreneurs who started everything at their kitchen table? Saidah Pearsall founded her beauty business, Shea BodyWorks, based upon recipes developed by her mother. From handing out countless free samples to retail sales to an online presence, Saidah has learned how to scale her business; often, by trial and error. Join us as she shares her entertaining journey to success and those insights she has gleamed from her supportive husband and children

This is a discussion driven series that identifies trending businesses ideas, new business fundamentals and pertinent business concepts in our new economy.  This unique, interactive series attempts to inspire entrepreneurship.  Free sessions offer standalone educational discussions addressing business ownership issues from concept, to start-up, to scaling your business. A discussion ideal for anyone considering business ownership in downtown Indianapolis. Each month, featured guest speakers provide their first-hand entrepreneurial perspectives.  Speakers range from local business owners sharing their entrepreneur and franchise start-up experiences, to local SBA advisers identifying funding options for first time business owners, to local development officers addressing opportunities within River West and surrounding areas.

Facilitator:  Mark A. Roger, Center Director

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November 21 - Saidah Pearsall

Starting at the Kitchen Table

Saidah will share her journey from a kitchen table idea to retail stores and online sales.

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December 19th - Lorraine Ball

Staying Ahead of Trends

Lorraine will share her journey as a local marketing strategist and local business owner.