For 2015, RedWind has again partnered with the SBA's Office of Native American Affairs to provide entrepreneurial trainings for Native Americans. Over the last three years, our flagship training, the two-day "Entrepreneurial Empowerment Workshop," has been taught to more than 900 students.
Our training offers Native Americans the knowledge, resources and inspiration to successfully launch their small businesses as well as help grow established enterprises.
For 2015,we will offer three empowerment workshops:
This workshop covers business concepts indispensable for anyone starting up or running a small business. Instructors identify and help participants avoid common pitfalls. The training provides comprehensive information on topics important to aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners related to business planning, access to capital, basic bookkeeping, human resources, problem solving and marketing a small business.
This training provides tribal leaders, economic development and small business development staff comprehensive information about starting up or running a small business incubator. Topics covered are: defining the incubator’s role in the community, how to structure an incubator, developing incubator capabilities that may include the facility, resources, methods and tools, and how to integrate the incubator program into the fabric of the community and its broader economic tribal development goals.
Money Smart for Small Business is an instructor-led training curriculum developed jointly by FDIC and SBA. The 10 modules in this curriculum provide introductory training for new and aspiring entrepreneurs on the basics to organizing and managing a business. In addition to grounding participants in the basics, the curriculum serves as a foundation for more advanced training and technical assistance.
In addition to the three workshops, we will provide free Webinars on small business subjects and a technical assistance program to help an organization build its entrepreneurial development capability.
Also, for any student who attended an empowerment workshop we will offer follow-up technical assistance. Any question about workshop material or assistance needed to start up or manage a small business will be provided by our staff.
All workshops and follow-up assistance are free. Check the schedule to find a workshop coming to your area and sign up.
For students of past workshops, you can access our resources web page and find additional support. Hope to see you achieving your small business dream.
Click here to see dates and locations for upcoming workshops.