Free start-up and scale-up business workshops are typically offered twice per month and are led by either SOURCE River West staff or staff from SBA Live! (Small Business Administration). These workshops cover topics such as business start-up 101, available funding types for small businesses, financial management, how to find a mentor, business trends, steps to government contracting, and more!

While these workshops are free and open to the public, we do ask that each participant registers online or by calling 317-737-2155 to ensure enough seats and materials are available.

Upcoming Workshops

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Date: Thursday, August 9, 2018, 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Location: SOURCE River West, 2230 West Michigan Street

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

This workshop is available in-person at SOURCE River West and online through AT&T Connect!

Starting a business? Expanding your business? Learn about SBA's guaranty loan programs, expert help available, and how to finance your business idea at this informative workshop! Topics include: how to finance your business; where microloans are available; what to take to your lender; and how the mentors and counselors can help.

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

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Benefiting from Indianapolis Opportunity Zone Strategy

Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: SOURCE River West, 2230 West Michigan Street

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.

Entrepreneurship Indianapolis is a free, discussion driven series that identifies trending businesses ideas, new business fundamentals and pertinent business concepts in Indiana. 

Each month from August - December, 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.

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

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Business Trends

Presented by: SOURCE River West

Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Location: SOURCE River West, 2230 West Michigan Street

Instructor:  Mark Roger, Executive Director

This workshop serves as a practical guide for identifying pertinent business trends in 2018. Join us as we identify the state of entrepreneurship marketplace, evaluate the new business fundamentals and "profit models," and understand the new strategies of business ownership. The workshop is free and open to the public.

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