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


Financial Management for Small Business

Date and Time: Thursday, March 14th, 4-5:30pm

This workshop can be attended in person at the SOURCE River West Entrepreneurship Center or online through Skype!

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


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.

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