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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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
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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2019 Product Challenge
Feb
13
8:30 PM20:30

2019 Product Challenge

NTU’s KARMA (Ke’yah Advance Rural Manufacturing Alliance) will host the second 3D Product Challenge Competition at the NTU main campus on the Navajo Nation on February 13, 2019. Challenged to create and design a unique product that embodied the theme of a “Navajo Head Start Toy”, student teams from a variety of Navajo K-12 schools have developed a product idea in the 2018 school year. The Product Challenge allowed students to tinker, create and design their ideas for the competition. Teachers and students print a prototype of their product idea and write a basic business plan to pitch at the public event on Feb 13th.

Join KARMA at NTU at 8am to watch the student pitches!

This event is free and open to the public.

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Reimagining Western Agency: Community Dinner
Feb
6
8:30 PM20:30

Reimagining Western Agency: Community Dinner

Change Labs is launching the Navajo Nation’s first creative workspace for entrepreneurs and small businesses in Tuba City. Join us to learn more about how you can leverage the space for your business ideas and also help us design the ideal workspace for your needs. We’ll be serving a special meal created by Navajo fusion chef, Carlos Deal, and also unveil new and exciting tools for local Native entrepreneurs!

80 seats for dinner! RSVP: https://westernagency.eventbrite.com

Tuba City Chapter House

Wed, Feb 6th, 6-8pm

Dinner by Alternativeats:
Mixed green salad with fruit and a sesame ginger vinaigrette
Assortment of sushi rolls 
Lamb loin chop with sauteed vegetables and wild rice

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