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Entrepreneurship Indianapolis is a free, discussion driven series that identifies trending businesses ideas,new business fundamentals and pertinent business concepts in Indiana. Featured guest speakers will 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 highlighting economic developments.


Date: Tuesday, August 14 - 6:30-8pm

Speaker: Tedd Grain, Deputy Director of LISC


Join us as we discuss the exciting programs and public/private partnerships starting locally to foster entrepreneurship and employment. Tedd Grain, Deputy Director of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation in Indianapolis (LISC), discusses how local businesses can benefit through the mobilizing of corporate, government and philanthropic support. With a passion for revitalizing communities and bringing greater economic opportunity to Hoosiers, Tedd will identify LISC’s focus on Opportunity Zones and innovative private market funding options.



Date: Tuesday, September 11 - 6:30-8pm

Speaker: Saidah Pearsall, Owner of Shea BODYWORKS

Wondering if your business idea is viable? Scrambling to figure out whom to ask to help you scale your business?

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Join us as we hear the journey of a local business owner from concept to market. Saidah Pearsall launched her Shea BODYWORKS skin care line in 2014. She has learned everything from rebranding her business to repackaging her products the hard way - through trial and error. With a passion for "telling it like it is" and paying it forward, Saidah shares her inspiring entrepreneurship journey from kitchen table, to special events, to retail stores, and eventually to online sales. This session is always full of great marketing tips and suggestions to make your business successful.


More upcoming dates:

Selecting the Right Encore Career for You
October 9, 2018 | 6:30-8pm | FREE
Presenter: Bill Higgins, Hoodz

Going to Market and Promoting Your Business
November 13, 2018 | 6:30-8pm | FREE
Presenter: Mel McMahon Stone, Indiana Originals

Identifying a “Best Fit” Business Mentor
December 11, 2018 | 6:30-8pm | FREE
Frank Davis, Circle City Rebar