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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October’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.

SELECTING THE RIGHT ENCORE CAREER FOR YOU

Date: Tuesday, October 9 - 6:30-8pm

Speaker: Bill Higgins Owner of Hoodz Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning

Ever consider purchasing a franchise business? Well, it's not all burgers and fries. Here is your opportunity to ask a local franchisee about their start-up journey and what "success" means to them? Join us on Tuesday, October 9 to learn about owning a franchise from Bill Higgins. Bill is owner of Hoodz Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning. During this session of Entrepreneurship Indianapolis, he will be discussing his experience leaving his corporate job of approximately 2 years to become a business owner.

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SBA Live! First Steps to Government Contracting

Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 3:00pm – 4:30pm

SBA Live! – Ronda Crouch

First Steps to Government Contracting

This workshop has the option to either attend in person at the SOURCE River West office (2230 W. Michigan St.) or to watch live from your home or office through AT&T Connect.

 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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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. 


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