The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
Yesterday, The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (The National Center) announced the next Native Edge Institute in Spokane, Washington, “Virtual,” to accommodate for social distancing. Native Edge Institute Spokane is funded in part through a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Native Edge Institutes are signature National Center events that provide both established and aspiring business owners critical business training. While they typically take place in person, the National Center is committed to ensuring that attendees of this virtual Native Edge Institute receive the same level of quality information they would in person. In Spokane, the National Center will bring together a small group to share their expertise, but their presentations will be webcast and free to the public. Native Edge Institute Spokane is called ‘Economic Resilience in the Face of COVID-19: How to Maneuver and Build Your Business During an Economic Downturn.’
Economic Resilience: How to Maneuver and Build Your Business During an Economic Downturn
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 — Spokane, Washington
“The National Center is excited to continue our top-notch business trainings through the Native Edge Institutes,” said National Center President and CEO Chris James, “These four upcoming events have something for every type of business owner; the established business looking to get into e-commerce, the startup in its early stages, and established businesses that want to learn more about the new business landscape. We hope that you’ll join us for high-caliber networking, expert speakers, government contracting pros, and the small business know-how to help you succeed.”
Native Edge Institutes are one-day, in-person or virtual training events that provide both established and aspiring businessowners critical business training. Native Edge Institutes also connect participants to existing resources available in their region, to go along with one-on-one business counseling/coaching and matchmaking services. Access to the National Center’s unique N2N (Native to Native) business network will be made available to all attendees, as well as the National Center’s in-region procurement and technical assistance training. Federal program and procurement coaching, accessing capital via Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), and navigating the SBA and Bureau of Indian affairs will also be featured prominently at the events.
The National Center will soon announce additional Native Edge Institutes that will take place throughout the summer.
About The National Center
The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. With over 50 years of assisting American Indian Tribes and their enterprises with business and economic development – The National Center has evolved into the largest national Indian specific business organization in the nation serving over 500 clients and providing over $4 million in contracts to its clients. The National Center has nine offices throughout the nation with its home office located in Mesa, Arizona. The National Center is actively engaged in helping Tribal Nations and Native business people realize their business goals and are dedicated to putting the whole of Indian Country to work to better the lives of American Indian people — both now ... and for generations to come.