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Thu, Apr 01


Native Edge Institute - Washington

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Native Edge Institute - Washington
Native Edge Institute - Washington

Time & Location

Apr 01, 2021, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

About the event

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Welcome

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Strategic and Operational Planning for Native American Small Businesses

  • Discuss operational strategy for business transformation across industries.
  • Enhanced operations strategies that drive efficiency, cost benefits, & competitive advantage cross industry expertise.

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Pivoting in a Pandemic- Accessing Capital for Your Business

  • Learn more about financing for tribes and individual small businesses.
  • Education on loan programs that help facilitate financing for borrowers.
  • Helping you to secure reasonable interest rates and reduce risks.
  • Bridging the gap for lenders and borrowers for all to prosper.

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM: Empowering your Business: Technical Advice that can Help Sustain and Grow your Business

  • Learn about how the PTACs provide local, in-person counseling and training services for you, the small business owner.
    • They are designed to provide technical assistance to businesses who desire to sell products and services to federal, state, and/or local governments.

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM: Limit Turnover and Retain Employees- Leadership Styles Needed in the Workplace

  • The importance of culture and the impacts of culture in retaining employees.
  • How companies manage their infrastructure to keep employees safe, manage pandemic leave, and more.
  • Leadership’s impact in hiring a successful team.
  • Leadership and relationship building of Tribes and assisting small businesses.

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM: Government Contracting & Business Development Updates

  • Training on nascent federal contractors regarding the benefits of participating in various small business contracting and set-aside programs.
  • Eligibility criteria, affiliation concerns, program benefits, and how to maintain eligibility.
  • Small Business Contracting Programs for 8(a) Business Development, HUBZone, Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, Women Owned Small Business, and Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Business Programs.

2:45PM–3:45PM: Small Business Owner Panel – Q & A/ Tips for Inspiring Colleagues

  • Briefings by the small business leadership responsible for Native American small businesses.
  • A review of agencies’ forecasts, policy updates, and program processes to position your entity for success.
  • Discussion on ways to navigate business ownership through networking and leadership.

3:45PM–4:45PM: Avenues of Economic Development - Partnerships that Work

  • Discussion on ways the small business owner can harness and grow their business through networking, leadership, and their economic strengths and assets.
  • Economic development is the necessary and beneficial tool that allows communities and states to flourish in a fast-paced world.
  • Avenues of promoting economic development, sometimes in unexpected and surprising ways.

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