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The National Center Announces Native Edge Institute ‘ How to Maneuver and Build Your Business During an Economic Downturn’


July 8-9

Upcoming Native Edge Institute available virtually at no cost

June 11, 2020

Uncasville, CT — Today, The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (The National Center) announced Native Edge Institute ‘Economic Resilience in the Face of COVID-19:  How to Maneuver and Build Your Business During an Economic Downturn’  in Uncasville, Connecticut, “Virtual,” to accommodate for social distancing. NEI Connecticut is funded in part through a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). NEIs are signature National Center events that provide both established and aspiring business owners critical business training. NEI Connecticut will focus on how businesses can manage the difficulties of owning a business during this time and take place over two days: Wednesday, July 8 and Thursday, July 9. While NEIs typically take place in person, the National Center is committed to ensuring that attendees of this virtual NEI receive the same level of quality information they would in person.

Economic Resilience in the Face of COVID-19: How to Maneuver and Build Your Business During an Economic Downturn

“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, “This upcoming event continues our series of NEIs focused on navigating through economic downturns. These trainings 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 virtually for both sessions to hear from our expert speakers.

NEIs are in-person or virtual training events that provide both established and aspiring businessowners critical business training. NEIs also connect participants to existing resources available in their region. 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. The National Center will soon announce additional NEIs that will take place throughout the summer.

NEI Connecticut Agenda:

Join us for 2 dynamic sessions on July 8th and 9th and featuring our friends on July 8th at the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino.

Wednesday, July 8

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7693012786750278415

  • 10:00 AM: Welcome Remarks

  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM: COVID-19 Recovery Updates: PPP Update, Opportunities to Incorporate Economic Resilience into Economic Planning Efforts

  • 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Access to Capital: Seed Capital, Angel Investors, Venture Capital, and Growth Equity

  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Overview of Small Business Federal Contracting, Set-aside Programs, Updates, New Rules & Regulations

  • 12:30 PM: Closing Remarks and Survey

Thursday, July 9

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2611028261727776015

  • 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: NCAIED & Connecticut, Procurement Technical Assistance Center Overview

  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Small Business Opportunities with SBA and Connecticut Small Business Development Center

  • 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM: USDA’s On Farm Market Directory

  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: International Trade: Keep Current on the International Trade and How Best to Market your Digital Global Brand

  • 12:30 PM: Closing Remarks and Survey