Are you interested in checking out webinars that could help you start or grow your small business?  We try and get the news out from our partners, so that you can have access to the information you need to help your business thrive.  From Livestreams directly from Google to a business accelerator program, here are some of the things you should keep a look out for this week and beyond.







Boost Your Money Management Skills for Your Small Business – Part 1 (Google)

Tuesday September 8th at 3:00 pm

Whether you’re starting a new business or already managing one, it’s important to understand how to manage your business finances. Having good money management skills will help increase your business’s opportunity for success. Part 1 will show you how to separate business and personal finances, and track your business finances. Plus, you’ll learn about money management mistakes to avoid.

Products: Google Sheets
Difficulty Level: Introductory

Wednesday September 9th at 1:00 pm
The Business Ownership 101 workshop conducted in partnership with SOURCE Entrepreneurship Center, Inc outlines four critical stages of business development. It will help shape your business idea, share a variety of resources in each stage, and create next steps needed to launch and/or grow. The workshop will also give you time to ask questions and learn from others who are looking to launch a business. This is the first step on your path to becoming a successful business owner!

Wednesday September 9th at 3:00 pm

Whether you’re starting a new business or already managing one, it’s important to understand how to manage your business finances.  Having good money management skills will help increase your business’s opportunity for success. Part 2 will help you understand cash flow and profit & loss. Plus, you’ll learn about money management mistakes to avoid.

Products: Google Sheets
Difficulty Level: Introductory

Rebuilding Your Brand

Wednesday September 9th at 2:00 pm

Throughout the COVID-19 health and economic crisis, small businesses have stood tall and pivoted their business models to survive. They’re now pivoting again to adapt to a new and changing world, serving customers through an uncertain economy and with heightened health and safety concerns to consider. How should businesses rebuild and alter their brand and communication strategies to resonate with customers during this time of change? What steps should entrepreneurs take to ensure their brands stay current during the pandemic and beyond? We at CO— are here to help you navigate this delicate road.

Join us Wednesday, September 9, at 2pm ET for CO— Blueprint: Rebuilding Your Brand, an interactive discussion focused on helping businesses strike the right tone with an evolving customer base. Host Jeanette Mulvey, Content Director at CO—, will lead the conversation that combines advice from experts with practical insights from small business owners.

Launch Your Own Business Virtual Workshop (ISBDC)

Wednesday September 9th at 4:00 pm

At this virtual workshop, you will get a chance to learn from one of our professional business coaches and to network with a group of other aspiring entrepreneurs!

We will discuss: characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, how to create and register your business entity, and how to start building your own team. Attendance via Zoom enables you to become a direct client of the Central Indiana SBDC and access additional and ongoing services such as market research reports.

20 Cyber Topics in 20 Weeks Series

Thursday September 10th at 11:00 am

Under the leadership of the Indiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Purdue MEP and many Indiana cybersecurity providers have developed a series of essential cybersecurity topics. 20 cybersecurity topics in 20 weeks is an effort to provide Indiana businesses with the training needed to achieve CMMC Level 1/basic small business information security and to improve the Indiana DIB’s cyber-health. In addition to live webinars, all of the presentations will be recorded to create a library of cyber information that clients can view when they do have the time to focus on cyber health and defense acquisition regulation compliance.

Federal Contracting Readiness Webinar (SBA)

Thursday July September 10th at 1:00 pm

An overview explaining how small businesses position their firms to successfully win Federal contracts.  A proposal development methodology consisting of collecting effective marketing intel and applying small business regulations, using knowledge-based decisions for creating winning proposal themes and compliant/compelling proposals. Coaching and training on how to prepare, support and negotiate a FAIR and REASONABLE Federal bid (Cost Proposal).  Learn how contractor’s cost accounting system is a major source of data used in preparing for proposal for a negotiated contract and in accumulating costs during contract performance. This webinar is brought to you by Ruffin Consulting, an SBA 8(a) Graduate and Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) contracted by the U.S. Small Business Administration to bring contracting training to small businesses.

Starting an Online Business for Next to No Money (SCORE)

Thursday September 10th at 1:00 pm

There has never been a better time to start a business online than right now.

Steve Strauss, USA TODAY columnist and bestselling startup author, will show you the steps needed to start an e-business, even without a big budget.

Find out everything you need to know to launch the dream, including:

  • The Shoestring process
  • The different types of online businesses you can start
  • Finding the money
  • Making money
  • Business nuts-and-bolts
  • And more!

If you are looking to create a side hustle or main hustle with an online business, then this is the webinar for you.

SBA 8(a) Business Development Program Recruitment Summit (SBA)

Friday September 11th at 10:00 am

The SBA 8(a) Contracting Program is designed specifically for small business, and can provide a tremendous boost to a company’s government sales. Business Opportunity Specialist Vernice Mathis will explain the program, help you find out if your business is eligible. For those who pre-register their business in the U.S. System for Award Management (SAM), a step-by-step 8(a) application help-session will be included.

Find out if you meet basic eligibility criteria for the 8(a) program at then sign up for this free webinar today!

Dream it – Start it – Grow it Business Accelerator – Indy Chamber and SOURCE

September 17th at 6:00 pm

The 10-week, virtual Business Accelerator, conducted by Business Ownership Initiative (BOI) and SOURCE Entrepreneurship Center (SOURCE), is designed to help make your business dreams or existing business a sustainable reality. During this series, participants learn to define/refine their target market, hone their marketing skills, tighten up their business strategies and operations, create a sustainable and profitable business model through financial projections, and more.  At the course’s end, participant will have the opportunity to compete for $2,000 at its culminating Pitch Fest.  Register through SOURCE by September 11.


GLEW 2020 (MatchBOX)

Thursday September 24th

GLEW is a 2-day virtual conference to celebrate entrepreneurship, brought to you by MatchBOX Coworking Studio and their partners in Greater Lafayette.

Regardless of your stage or sector, this conference is designed to help you imagine, start, and grow your business.

They are offering coworking space members throughout Indiana a 50% discount. Check out the code below!

INCOWORK50 for 50% off tickets


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