Events, Trainings, and Meetings

American Indian Economic Development Technical Assistance

In collaboration with the Red Wind Group, this workshop covers business concepts indispensable for anyone starting up or running a small business. The two-day workshop consists of seven sessions which include:

  • Entrepreneurial Skills and Knowledge (“Drive and Fit”)
  • Business Planning (Your Story – Business Model, Value Proposition, and Differentiation)
  • Marketing (Who are my Customers, Relationship to Customers, How to reach your Customer)
  • Market Research (Growth Potential)
  • Record Keeping
  • General Business Issues Overview
  • Cash Planning and Tools for Financial Management (Resources, Capital and Financing)

The AIETAP also offers ONABEN’s Indianpreneurship curriculum. It comprises of case studies relevant to Native American business experiences and offer situations and solutions in which students can relate. This coursework provides a guided look at practical business planning concepts for real-world application which includes helpful easy-to-understand worksheets. It also provides a completed business plan on completion and presents thorough information on promoting, marketing, and financing a Native-owned business.

Through the First Nations Development Institute - the Financial Skills for Families curriculum is offered. The purpose of this program is to enable community members to realize their traditional values by learning financial skills that will help each person make informed financial decisions for themselves, their family and their community.

The SBTAP will host monthly Lunch and Learns at various locations. Topics will include:

  • Budgeting
  • What’s in a Business Plan?
  • Microsoft EXCEL Basics
  • Market Research and Market Strategy
  • and more...