Selecting Your Business and How to Fund It

February 21, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

This program is a practical guide to identifying successful business models in 2017. Join us as we evaluate the three strategies behind business start-ups, learn how to properly evaluate a business model and perform due diligence, and identify trending business strategies and business concepts in today's marketplace.

Featured speaker: Ronda Crouch of the Small Business Administration discusses funding options available for start-ups and small businesses. Discussions will include sourcing start-up funds and incorporate the teachings of Shark Tank and The Profit.

The Entrepreneurship Carmel Workshop Series (E Carmel) identifies trending business ideas, new business fundamentals and pertinent business concepts in our new economy. E Carmel is a monthly, free series of standalone workshops addressing business ownership issues from concept, to start-up, to scaling your business. Featured guest speakers join the discussion for the second half of each workshop providing their first-hand perspective.

Interested individuals are invited to register for workshops at

E Carmel is led by Mark A. Roger, a business consultant and franchise expert for FranNet MidAmerica. Mark has worked with business start-ups in Indiana since 1993 and is a local business owner. These workshops are presented with the support of the Indiana Small Business Development Center.

Upcoming Workshops:

  • March 21: Starting Your Business with a Franchise
  • April 18: Identifying Local Business Trends
  • May 16: Showcasing Best Business Practices

This program will be held in the Program Room.