Free start-up and scale-up business workshops are typically offered at least monthly and are led by staff from the SBA (Small Business Administration), or other highly knowledgeable . 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


SBA Live! First Steps to Government Contracting

Date and Time: Thursday, April 11 4pm-5:30pm

Join this informative seminar and learn how to make the world’s largest buyer of goods and services your customer! Learn about the first steps necessary to becoming a federal contractor; Federal Certifications – what they are, how they can benefit you, and how to apply; and finding opportunities and marketing your company to the federal agencies.

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SCORE: Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

Date and Time : Wednesday, April 17, 2019 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Location: Haughville Library, 2121 W Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46222

This free workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success.

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business provides you with an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start your business. In this session, you learn about: the advantages and disadvantages of owning a business, the pros and cons of the various forms for your business, the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, cash management, and funding sources.

If you are thinking about starting a business or have recently started your own business, this free workshop is for you. Seating is limited so register now.


SBA Live! Business Start-Up 101

Date and Time: Thursday, May 9, 2019 4pm-5:30pm

Attend in-person at SOURCE River West Entrepreneurship Center (2230 W. Michigan St.) OR watch online via Skype!

Thinking of starting a business but don’t know where to begin? Want to be your own boss but not sure how to do it? Then this workshop is just what you need! Learn 10 basic steps to follow; what resources are available; important tips on starting a business; and the reality about grants.

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