How to accept debit & credit cards
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

How to accept debit & credit cards

Are you missing out on sales because you only accept cash? Learn about Square, a mobile sales platform that allows you to easily accept debit and credit cards, even without internet access. We’ll discuss what businesses benefit most from mobile sales and step through the signup process so that you can immediately begin increasing your sales.

Thursday, August 22nd
6:00-7:30pm MST
Change Labs Studio, Tuba City

About Brian Johnson, Accountant, Navajo Nation Office of the Controller
Brian is a fund accountant for the Navajo Nation and manages a porfolio of external grants used by various Navajo Nation divisions, departments, and programs. He is a graduate of Chinle High School, and a proud alumni of Haskell Indian Nations University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Brian has been using the Square mobile sales platform for the past seven years and is eager to share his knowledge of mobile sales technologies.

Directions & Parking
The Change Labs Studio is located behind the Denny's in Tuba City. Turn in to the Denny's parking lot and drive behind the restaurant. Change Labs is the oval-shaped building on your right. Parking is free.

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Aug
23
10:00 AM10:00

Ask a Business Coach (30-min appointment)

Do you have a question about starting or running your business? Do you want to setup an appointment at Change Labs to talk with a business coach? Click here or on the link below to sign up for a 30-minute appointment at our Change Labs Studio in Tuba City. Note that all time slots are in MDT.

https://calendly.com/nativestartup/coachingappointment

Some examples of common business coaching questions:
1) How do I start a business?
2) Can Change Labs help me create some marketing material for my business?
3) I have an idea for a business, but I need help understanding if it’s viable.
4) How do I register a business on the Navajo Nation?

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Aug
30
10:00 AM10:00

Ask a Business Coach (30-min appointment)

Do you have a question about starting or running your business? Do you want to setup an appointment at Change Labs to talk with a business coach? Click here or on the link below to sign up for a 30-minute appointment at our Change Labs Studio in Tuba City. Note that all time slots are in MDT.

https://calendly.com/nativestartup/coachingappointment

Some examples of common business coaching questions:
1) How do I start a business?
2) Can Change Labs help me create some marketing material for my business?
3) I have an idea for a business, but I need help understanding if it’s viable.
4) How do I register a business on the Navajo Nation?

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Sep
6
10:00 AM10:00

Ask a Business Coach (30-min appointment)

Do you have a question about starting or running your business? Do you want to setup an appointment at Change Labs to talk with a business coach? Click here or on the link below to sign up for a 30-minute appointment at our Change Labs Studio in Tuba City. Note that all time slots are in MDT.

https://calendly.com/nativestartup/coachingappointment

Some examples of common business coaching questions:
1) How do I start a business?
2) Can Change Labs help me create some marketing material for my business?
3) I have an idea for a business, but I need help understanding if it’s viable.
4) How do I register a business on the Navajo Nation?

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Sep
13
10:00 AM10:00

Ask a Business Coach (30-min appointment)

Do you have a question about starting or running your business? Do you want to setup an appointment at Change Labs to talk with a business coach? Click here or on the link below to sign up for a 30-minute appointment at our Change Labs Studio in Tuba City. Note that all time slots are in MDT.

https://calendly.com/nativestartup/coachingappointment

Some examples of common business coaching questions:
1) How do I start a business?
2) Can Change Labs help me create some marketing material for my business?
3) I have an idea for a business, but I need help understanding if it’s viable.
4) How do I register a business on the Navajo Nation?

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Sep
20
10:00 AM10:00

Ask a Business Coach (30-min appointment)

Do you have a question about starting or running your business? Do you want to setup an appointment at Change Labs to talk with a business coach? Click here or on the link below to sign up for a 30-minute appointment at our Change Labs Studio in Tuba City. Note that all time slots are in MDT.

https://calendly.com/nativestartup/coachingappointment

Some examples of common business coaching questions:
1) How do I start a business?
2) Can Change Labs help me create some marketing material for my business?
3) I have an idea for a business, but I need help understanding if it’s viable.
4) How do I register a business on the Navajo Nation?

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Sep
27
10:00 AM10:00

Ask a Business Coach (30-min appointment)

Do you have a question about starting or running your business? Do you want to setup an appointment at Change Labs to talk with a business coach? Click here or on the link below to sign up for a 30-minute appointment at our Change Labs Studio in Tuba City. Note that all time slots are in MDT.

https://calendly.com/nativestartup/coachingappointment

Some examples of common business coaching questions:
1) How do I start a business?
2) Can Change Labs help me create some marketing material for my business?
3) I have an idea for a business, but I need help understanding if it’s viable.
4) How do I register a business on the Navajo Nation?

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Aug
16
10:00 AM10:00

Ask a Business Coach (30-min appointment)

Do you have a question about starting or running your business? Do you want to setup an appointment at Change Labs to talk with a business coach? Click here or on the link below to sign up for a 30-minute appointment at our Change Labs Studio in Tuba City. Note that all time slots are in MDT.

https://calendly.com/nativestartup/coachingappointment

Some examples of common business coaching questions:
1) How do I start a business?
2) Can Change Labs help me create some marketing material for my business?
3) I have an idea for a business, but I need help understanding if it’s viable.
4) How do I register a business on the Navajo Nation?

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Entrepreneurial Empowerment Workshop
Aug
12
to Aug 13

Entrepreneurial Empowerment Workshop

To register: https://www.nativesmallbusiness.org/kayenta_2019

Workshop topics - Day 1:
Entrepreneurial Skill and knowledge
Business planning
Marketing

Workshop topics - Day 2:
Market research
Record keeping
General business issues
Cash planning and tools for financial management

Register online or contact Geri Laughter, 928-697-8451 or glaughter@kayentatownship-nsn.gov

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Aug
9
10:00 AM10:00

Ask a Business Coach (30-min appointment)

Do you have a question about starting or running your business? Do you want to setup an appointment at Change Labs to talk with a business coach? Click here or on the link below to sign up for a 30-minute appointment at our Change Labs Studio in Tuba City. Note that all time slots are in MDT.

https://calendly.com/nativestartup/coachingappointment

Some examples of common business coaching questions:
1) How do I start a business?
2) Can Change Labs help me create some marketing material for my business?
3) I have an idea for a business, but I need help understanding if it’s viable.
4) How do I register a business on the Navajo Nation?

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Aug
2
10:00 AM10:00

Ask a Business Coach (30-min appointment)

Do you have a question about starting or running your business? Do you want to setup an appointment at Change Labs to talk with a business coach? Click here or on the link below to sign up for a 30-minute appointment at our Change Labs Studio in Tuba City. Note that all time slots are in MDT.

https://calendly.com/nativestartup/coachingappointment

Some examples of common business coaching questions:
1) How do I start a business?
2) Can Change Labs help me create some marketing material for my business?
3) I have an idea for a business, but I need help understanding if it’s viable.
4) How do I register a business on the Navajo Nation?

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Jul
26
10:00 AM10:00

Ask a Business Coach (30-min appointment)

Do you have a question about starting or running your business? Do you want to setup an appointment at Change Labs to talk with a business coach? Click here or on the link below to sign up for a 30-minute appointment at our Change Labs Studio in Tuba City. Note that all time slots are in MDT.

https://calendly.com/nativestartup/coachingappointment

Some examples of common business coaching questions:
1) How do I start a business?
2) Can Change Labs help me create some marketing material for my business?
3) I have an idea for a business, but I need help understanding if it’s viable.
4) How do I register a business on the Navajo Nation?

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Business taxes: because a year from now you will wish you had started today
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

Business taxes: because a year from now you will wish you had started today

Sales tax, business activity tax, junk food tax -- which ones are relevant to you? How much should be charging TODAY to pay these taxes in the next 8-months? Streamline and destress the next tax season and join this 90-minute Q&A with Larieta Tso of the Navajo Tax Commission.

We have 15 spots available for this workshop. Coffee and light snacks will be served. Parking is free, behind the Denny’s in Tuba City. RSVP: https://july2019makechange.eventbrite.com

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Business Insights & Cashflow and the 5 C's of Credit
Jul
23
9:00 AM09:00

Business Insights & Cashflow and the 5 C's of Credit

  • Gallup Chamber of Commerce - Meeting Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This free workshop will provide 25 participants with insight and guidance into the small business world. It will also provide knowledge and confidence to help entrepreneurs at every stage of your business cycle from beginning to end. The second part will be Cashflow and the 5 C’s of credit and focus a little more intently on Cashflow and things to consider when thinking about growth.

Training Topics: Business Financing, Business Plan, Business Start-up/Preplanning, Cash Flow Management, eCommerce, Managing a Business

Sponsored by: Wells Fargo and Accion

RSVP: https://nmsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/12057

Point of Contact: Cynthia M. Jarvison (505) 722-2220

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Healthy Earth Summit
Jul
20
9:00 AM09:00

Healthy Earth Summit

Learn about Native American social entrepreneurship. Everyone is invited: vendors, health alliances, indigenous food producers, buy-local supporters, high school and college youth, etc. Help build healthy local communities! Email: sonlatsa.sunshine@gmail.com

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Jul
19
10:00 AM10:00

Ask a Business Coach (30-min appointment)

Do you a question about starting or running your business? Do you want to setup an appointment at Change Labs to talk with a business coach? Click here or on the link below to sign up for a 30-minute appointment at our Change Labs Studio in Tuba City. Note that all time slots are in MDT.

https://calendly.com/changelabs/business-coach-appointment

Some examples of common business coaching questions:
1) How do I start a business?
2) Can Change Labs help me create some marketing material for my business?
3) I have an idea for a business, but I need help understanding if it’s viable.
4) How do I register a business on the Navajo Nation?

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Jul
12
10:00 AM10:00

Ask a Business Coach (30-min appointment)

Do you a question about starting or running your business? Do you want to setup an appointment at Change Labs to talk with a business coach? Click here or on the link below to sign up for a 30-minute appointment at our Change Labs Studio in Tuba City. Note that all time slots are in MDT.

https://calendly.com/changelabs/business-coach-appointment

Some examples of common business coaching questions:
1) How do I start a business?
2) Can Change Labs help me create some marketing material for my business?
3) I have an idea for a business, but I need help understanding if it’s viable.
4) How do I register a business on the Navajo Nation?

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Top 10 Legal Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Business Workshop
Jul
11
8:00 AM08:00

Top 10 Legal Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Business Workshop

  • Gallup Chamber of Commerce -- Meeting Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This free workshop will help small business owners build their knowledge of legal concepts, learn how to leverage professionals like lawyers, bankers and CPAs to help run a more effective and profitable company and reduce the risks of disaster, and learn tips and tricks that can help if a problem arises.

RSVP required: https://nmsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/12020

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Jul
10
11:30 AM11:30

Non-Profit Resource Workshop

Do you have questions about what becoming a non-profit would mean? How to become a non-profit?

This educational seminar hosted by the Coconino Small Business Development Center will cover your non-profit questions:

  • What non-profit means

  • Non-profits not eligible for tax exempt status and filing requirements: Home Owners Associations

  • What tax exempt means and how to apply for this status

  • Different forms of tax exempt: publicly supported charity, private foundation operating as 501(c)(3) and 5 year letter ruling period

  • Filing requirements IRS and state, reinstatement after revocation by state or IRS, filing thresholds and exceptions

Location: Coconino SBDC, Classroom B-9

RSVP: https://clients.azsbdc.net/workshop.aspxekey=110390005&mc_cid=34b3a93cf5&mc_eid=f48b5184df

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Jun
28
10:00 AM10:00

Ask a Business Coach (30-min appointments)

Do you a question about starting or running your business? Do you want to setup an appointment at Change Labs to talk with a business coach? Click here or on the link below to sign up for a 30-minute appointment at our Change Labs Studio in Tuba City. Note that all time slots are in MDT.

https://calendly.com/changelabs/business-coach-appointment

Some examples of common business coaching questions:
1) How do I start a business?
2) Can Change Labs help me create some marketing material for my business?
3) I have an idea for a business, but I need help understanding if it’s viable.
4) How do I register a business on the Navajo Nation?

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Jun
21
12:00 PM12:00

Ask a Business Coach (30-min appointments)

Do you a question about starting or running your business? Do you want to setup an appointment at Change Labs to talk with a business coach? Click here or on the link below to sign up for a 30-minute appointment at our Change Labs Studio in Tuba City. Note that all time slots are in MDT.

https://calendly.com/changelabs/business-coach-appointment

Some examples of common business coaching questions:
1) How do I start a business?
2) Can Change Labs help me create some marketing material for my business?
3) I have an idea for a business, but I need help understanding if it’s viable.
4) How do I register a business on the Navajo Nation?

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Grow With Google workshops
Jun
14
10:30 AM10:30

Grow With Google workshops

  • Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Grow with Google is bringing free digital skills workshops and one-on-one coaching to Arizona. We’re teaming up with local libraries and our Arizona colleagues across the state to offer these trainings so that Arizonans have the opportunity to learn digital skills to grow their careers or businesses.

Join Google at the Flagstaff City - Coconino Couty Public library to learn new digital skills that can help you grow your business or your career. We'll work through a variety of topics, including how to get your business found on Google Search and Maps and how to use G Suite tools.

Register: g.co/GrowArizona

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Division of Economic Development: Diné Entrepreneur Series
May
20
to May 22

Division of Economic Development: Diné Entrepreneur Series

Hosted by the Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development! Learn the essentials of starting and maintaining a business on the Navajo Nation. Network with business owners and other entrepreneurs.

Learn about business development, customer service, marketing, human resources, business registration, regulation, and more!

Navajo Nation Museum
Window Rock, AZ
May 20-22, 8am - 5pm

Register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dine-entrepreneur-series-registration-60250841890

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What is the easiest way to start a business?
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

What is the easiest way to start a business?

So you’re thinking about starting a business or formalizing one you already have. You’ve heard that a sole proprietorship is the easiest type of business to start, but what is it? How much does it cost? Can I still have employees? How does it affect my taxes? And do I still have to register on the Navajo Nation? In this 90-minute workshop, we’ll step through the biggest questions about sole proprietorships, field your own questions, and hand out the actual forms you would need to file on the Navajo Nation and in the State of Arizona to get your business started! Starting a business doesn’t have to hard. Attend this workshop and learn what to expect when starting a simple sole proprietorship.

15 spots available! To grab a seat:
https://may2019makechange.eventbrite.com

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New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program & Gallup SBDC Info Session
May
14
12:30 PM12:30

New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program & Gallup SBDC Info Session

The New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) Program & the Gallup SBDC will be having an information session in our community.  The session will be held on May 14, 2019  from 12:30 pm -1:30 pm at the University of New Mexico - Student Services and Technology Center - Gallup Campus.  Please join us to learn about our programs and how we can help New Mexico small businesses. 

Please RSVP to Sharon Evans at (505) 845-9671 or sfevans@sandia.gov by Thursday, May 9, 2019.

 

What is NMSBA?
In 2000, the New Mexico State Legislature created the Laboratory Partnership with Small Business Tax Credit Act for the purpose of “bringing the technology and expertise of the national laboratories to small businesses in New Mexico to promote economic development in the state, with an emphasis on rural areas.”  The New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) Program was established to provide technical support to small businesses throughout the state.  Jointly, Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories, are committed to solving small businesses’ critical challenges with national laboratory expertise and resources; influencing New Mexico business development by building capacity, capabilities, and competencies; and acting as an advocate for small businesses through an entrepreneurial culture.

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What does successful Dine' entrepreneurship look like?
Apr
23
10:15 AM10:15

What does successful Dine' entrepreneurship look like?

The Dine' economy is at a crossroads.  There is a critical need and opportunity for our communities to be more in control of our economy and how we care for our families, our land, and how we protect our culture.   Entrepreneurship is a path to economic sovereignty but there has to be a clear strategy to achieve that.  How can we use entrepreneurship to achieve this goal?  What needs to be done for our communities to support social entrepreneurship and promote innovative problem solving? Join us for a moderated discussion with:

  • Jessica Stago (Moderator), Director of Business Incubation, Change Labs

  • Bleu Adams, Owner of Black Lamb Restaurant Group, Blue Poblano, and Founder of IndigeHub

  • Vanessa Roanhorse, CEO / Co-Founder, Roanhorse Consulting, LLC / Native Women Lead

  • Brett Isacc, Partner, Navajo Power

  • Michael Lerma, Dean, Dine College School of Business and Social Science

  • Heather Fleming, Executive Director, Change Labs and Catapult Design

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