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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SBA - Financial Management for Small Business

Date: Thursday, November 8 3pm-4:30pm

Presenter: Ronda Crouch, Economic Development Specialist - U.S. Small Business Administration

Financial Management for Small Business

Got business? If yes, learn about business financial basics at this informative Money Smart workshop designed for new and aspiring entrepreneurs! Topics include: understanding the essentials of financial management; applying financial management practices, rules, and tools most relevant for small businesses; and preparing for common business financing needs: start-up finance, working capital, and fixed asset loans.


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November's Entrepreneurship Indianapolis

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.

Going to Market and Promoting Your Business

Date: Tuesday, November 13 - 6:30-8pm

Speaker: Mel McMahon-Stone, Co-Founder of Indiana Originals

Having your product or service “stand out” in the market is more challenging than ever. 

Join us on Tuesday, Nov 13 to learn more from Mel McMahon-Stone. Mel’s passion is to encourage local preference and facilitate greater use of local businesses, services, art, food, etc. As the co-founder of Indiana Originals, she assists local entrepreneurs in getting their products, businesses, and services in front of customers with a local preference.  Mel will be discussing her experiences in taking services/products to market, how she identifies the value proposition of a company, and how to make the most of your marketing dollar. 


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DECEMBER’s Entrepreneurship Indianapolis

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

Every 2nd Tuesday of the month from August - December, featured guest speakers will provide their first-hand entrepreneurial perspectives. Questions and discussion are welcomed and encouraged.

Identifying a "Best Fit" Mentor

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

Speaker: Frank Davis, Owner of Circle City Rebar

Have you met someone who inspired you to succeed?  Ask any successful business person and they will undoubtedly have at least one mentor that made an impact on their career. From counselors to confidants, Frank Davis will share the impact that his mentors, and friends, have had on him as a successful, local business owner of Circle City Rebar.


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SBA Live! Business Start-Up 101

Date: Thursday, December 13 - 3pm-4:30pm

Presenter: Ronda Crouch, Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration

Business Start-Up 101

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 info@sourcerw.org or 317-737-2155 for more information!