Six-week Entrepreneurship Certification Course
Aug
20
to Nov 13

Six-week Entrepreneurship Certification Course

  • Navajo Tech Innovation Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NTIC Presents: Introducing Entrepreneurship

Would you like to be your own boss? But have no idea how to begin? Come join the pilot group of community members in exploring what it means to be an entrepreneur.

WHO: a course for all who want to explore becoming an entrepreneur, event if you currently do not have a business idea.

WHAT: a seven-week introduction where you pick a possible business for you and work through you to begin.

WHERE: Navajo tech Innovation Center in Church Rock.

WHEN: Starting Aug 20th through Nov 13th. Click to register.

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Basic Business Empowerment
Oct
23
to Nov 20

Basic Business Empowerment

  • Coconino Community College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Small businesses are the primary source of wealth and job creation in America. Coconino County Community Services (CCCS), a Community Action Agency, launched Basic Business Empowerment (BBE) in spring 2007 to help those with a business idea to spur community economic vitality. The program now offers business feasibility plan development training utilizing the Centro Business Planning App and Workbook to help you quickly translate your business idea into a viable business plan. The CCCS-BBE program partners with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for training facilitation and an enhanced learning opportunity for its training participants.

Coconino County residents interested in BBE training should complete an application as soon as possible since our classroom based training is limited to twelve (12) participants.

Learn to:

  • Create a business feasibility plan

  • Clearly define your product or service

  • Analyze your market and competitors

  • Project your future cash-flow and profit

Cost is $125 per person for 15 hours of training over 5 weeks. Class dates are Oct 23, Oct 30, Nov 6, Nov 13, and Nov 20. Class is at the Coconino Community College in Page. For more information or to enroll, please contact Program Manager Scott Neuman (928-679-7463) or visit the course website: https://coconino.az.gov/144/Basic-Business-Empowerment.

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Fundamentals of Lean Manufacturing
Oct
24
1:00 PM13:00

Fundamentals of Lean Manufacturing

How can you improve your process to give you a competitive edge? LEAN can help reduce your work flow and improve your quality by helping you streamline manufacturing procedures, improving customer and employee satisfaction.

The key benefits of LEAN 101 are:

  • Better project material organizing

  • Scheduling—Reduce “work-in-progress” up to 90%

  • Improve “on-time delivery” requests of customers up to 90%

  • Decrease wait time for customer payment

  • Reduce errors up to 50%

  • Reduce “wait” times up to 90%

  • Decrease errors in invoicing and orders

  • Better project material organizing

This training session is part of an integrated suite of tools and services. The concepts and practices taught are powerful and proven. They’ve helped companies significantly improve their operations from shop floor to front office. This workshop has a broad application to people in any industry and role; operations and administrative personnel, hourly associates and the business owner.

Small/medium businesses may qualify for funding. For funding information, contact Denise at New Mexico MEP.

Register at 505-860-9961 or email denisew@newmexicomep.org.

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Bookkeeping 101: where does your money go?
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Bookkeeping 101: where does your money go?

5-7pm AZ / 6-8pm DST @ Change Labs Studio, Tuba City

Do you run a small business? Is your business cash only, or do you use Square or PayPal? Do you keep track of what you are selling and spending? Do you know you are profitable? How do you know if you can buy a new piece of equipment or hire someone?

The best way to answer these questions and build a profitable business is to use a record keeping system. We will introduce you to, and show you how to set up and navigate, a free online bookkeeping system, Wave.

We will show you how to track your sales, your expenses, your profitability and predict when you will be able to make that next step.

RSVP: https://octoberchangelabs.eventbrite.com

About Trish Rensink

Trish is passionate about helping startup and small businesses be more profitable, operate smoothly and efficiently, and be great places where people want to work. She has been coaching executives, leaders, organizations, and teams for over 15 years and is currently a Business Coach at Change Labs. Trish is an expert at finding the blind spots and inciting her clients to learning, action, courage and confidence.

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Oct
25
10:00 AM10:00

Ask a Business Coach (90-min appointment)

Coach: Jessica Stago
Specialty: business registration, business model, financial planning, loan application, legal identities, customer development

Do you have a question about starting or growing your business? Do you want to setup an appointment at Change Labs to talk with a business coach? Click on the link below to sign up for a 90-minute appointment at our Change Labs Studio in Tuba City. 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) How do I identify who my target customer is?
3) I have an idea for a business, but I need help understanding if it’s viable.

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Rural Business Development Workshop
Oct
26
9:00 AM09:00

Rural Business Development Workshop

North Leupp Family Farms presents a USDA Rural Business Development Workshop! Open to all local rural business owners or individuals interested in starting their own business. Lunch is provided. Please RSVP by October 21 by emailing Stacey Jensen at nlffarms@gmail.com or calling 928-299-9137

October 26, 2019
9:00 am to 2:00 pm (AZ Time)
Twin Arrows Casino
22181 Resort Blvd, Flagstaff, AZ 86004

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Nov
1
10:00 AM10:00

Ask a Business Coach (90-min appointment)

Coach: Jessica Stago
Specialty: business registration, business model, financial planning, loan application, legal identities, customer development

Do you have a question about starting or growing your business? Do you want to setup an appointment at Change Labs to talk with a business coach? Click on the link below to sign up for a 90-minute appointment at our Change Labs Studio in Tuba City. 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) How do I identify who my target customer is?
3) I have an idea for a business, but I need help understanding if it’s viable.

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Business Startup Basics
Nov
15
8:00 AM08:00

Business Startup Basics

  • UNM-Gallup Student Services and Technology Center, ROOM 200 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

There are many skill sets that come together creating a successful startup business, including accounting, law, finance, marketing, and negotiation. This course will provide you with the basics of a wide variety of tools, skill sets, and knowledge that is required of any businessperson who has the desire to be successful.

Register to secure your spot soon we are limited to 30 attendees. Lunch will be provided and will take place at the UNM Gallup Campus. Must Pay the $25 Fee to hold your spot, we accept cash, check or money order payable to the SBDC at UNM Gallup.

 

Business Startup Basics

Status: Open - 30 places remaining

Registration Deadline: 11/8/2019 4:00 PM (MST)

Fee: $25.00 Registration Policies

 Location: University of New Mexico-Gallup, Student Services and Technology Center, ROOM 200 705 Gurley Ave, Gallup NM 87301

To register: https://nmsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/12157
Need more info? Contact: Cyndi Jarvison, Director (505) 722-2220

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Oct
18
10:00 AM10:00

Ask a Business Coach (90-min appointment)

Coach: Trish Rensink
Specialities: business model canvas, business innovation, intellectual property, bookkeeping and financial management, setting up business software

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 90-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.

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Change Labs at Northern AZ Region Re-Employment Center
Oct
8
1:00 PM13:00

Change Labs at Northern AZ Region Re-Employment Center

Change Labs Community Manager, Marsha Greyeyes, will be stationed at the Northern AZ Region Re-Employment Center on Tuesday from 1pm - 5pm for anyone who wants to learn about what resources, services, and tools are available to them to help start or grow a business. The Center is located at the NGS PERA Club in Page, AZ. Stop in to chat with Marsha about how to get a business loan, enroll in our business incubator, or start working with a business coach!

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Oct
4
10:30 AM10:30

Ask a Business Coach (90-min appointment)

Coach: Jessica Stago
Specialty: business registration, business model, financial planning, loan application, legal identities, customer development

Do you have a question about starting or growing your business? Do you want to setup an appointment at Change Labs to talk with a business coach? Click on the link below to sign up for a 90-minute appointment at our Change Labs Studio in Tuba City. 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) How do I identify who my target customer is?
3) I have an idea for a business, but I need help understanding if it’s viable.

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Introduction to Government Contracting
Oct
3
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Government Contracting

  • Gallup Chamber of Commerce Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Date: 10/3/2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (MDT)
Status: Open - 24 places remaining
Registration Deadline: 10/3/2019 12:00 PM (MDT)
Fee: No Fee

To Register: https://nmsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/12105

Point of Contact: Elythia McAnarney (505) 224-5964
Center: SBDC at UNM-Gallup
Location: Gallup Chamber of Commerce Conference Center 106 W. Hwy 66, Gallup NM 87301

Training Topics: Government Contracting, HUBZones, Selling to Government

Have you ever wondered if selling to the government makes sense for your business? If yes, then come to this session where questions like these will be answered:

  • Does the government purchase my particular product or service?

  • How do I get started?

  • Will government certifications help?

  • What resources are available to help me?

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Change Labs at Northern AZ Region Re-Employment Center
Oct
1
8:00 AM08:00

Change Labs at Northern AZ Region Re-Employment Center

Change Labs Community Manager, Marsha Greyeyes, will be stationed at the Northern AZ Region Re-Employment Center on Tuesday from 8am - 12pm for anyone who wants to learn about what resources, services, and tools are available to them to help start or grow a business. The Center is located at the NGS PERA Club in Page, AZ. Stop in to chat with Marsha about how to get a business loan, enroll in our business incubator, or start working with a business coach!

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Sep
27
10:00 AM10:00

Ask a Business Coach (90-min appointment)

Coach: Heather Fleming
Specialties: website building, branding development, prototyping ideas, business registration, small business software (expense tracking, HR/payroll, time tracking, etc.)

Do you have a question about marketing and branding your business? Do you want time with a business coach? Click on the link below to sign up for a 90-minute appointment at the Change Labs Studio in Tuba City. All time slots are in MDT.

https://calendly.com/nativestartup/coachingappointment

Some examples of common coaching questions for Heather:
1) How do I register my business?
2) Can Change Labs help me create some marketing material for my business?
3) What tools does Change Labs have to help me with branding?

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You Probably Don't Know Anything About Branding –– But You Will Now!
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

You Probably Don't Know Anything About Branding –– But You Will Now!

Seriously, Wait! It's a a small-biz crash course, before you quit your day job. Before you leap . . . look to this workshop to navigate the all-too-common brand and marketing blindspots that new entrepreneurs tumble into when launching their business. The session provides customized consultation to participants and their unique business needs. Simply put –– you’ll get direct access to top marketing experts, typically only available to big-budget brands.

RSVP: https://makechange-sept2019.eventbrite.com

There are 18 spots available for this workshop at the Change Labs Studio in Tuba City. Parking is free and ample. Pull into the Denny’s and drive behind the restaurant. Change Labs is the oval-shaped building on your right. We’ll serve coffee and snacks!

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About Ty Largo
Founder + Creative Director, Awe Collective
College dropout-turned top of his game, two-fold minority business owner, Ty James Largo pilots his award-winning creative marketing agency, AWE Collective, which advises the top hospitality, retail, finance, non-profit, entertainment, development, construction, tourism, events and real estate names and brands on the West Coast.



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Change Labs at Northern AZ Region Re-Employment Center
Sep
24
8:00 AM08:00

Change Labs at Northern AZ Region Re-Employment Center

Change Labs Community Manager, Marsha Greyeyes, will be stationed at the Northern AZ Region Re-Employment Center on Tuesday from 8am - 12pm for anyone who wants to learn about what resources, services, and tools are available to them to help start or grow a business. The Center is located at the NGS PERA Club in Page, AZ. Stop in to chat with Marsha about how to get a business loan, enroll in our business incubator, or start working with a business coach!

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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
13
to Sep 14

Page, AZ - Pioneer Pitch Competition

  • Coconino Community College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you have a “moonshot” idea or an existing business you’d like to expand?

Join Moonshot at NACET for Page, Arizona's 1st Annual Pioneer Pitch competition! During this unique 2-day “Shark Tank” inspired entrepreneur business pitch contest, you will have the opportunity to receive instruction and advice from various industry-experts on how to start or accelerate your business/ideas while competing to win your share of cash prizes and scholarships and get exposure for your business or product.

September 13, 2019
Kick-off networking event - evening
5:00-6:30pm
Coconino Community College

September 14, 2019
Mentorship and event competition
9:00am-5:00pm
Coconino Community College

How to Apply

To apply, candidates must submit an online application and post a 2-minute pitch video (optional) about their product or service on YouTube by the registration deadline. Application: https://www.moonshotaz.com/page-az-2019.html

Applicants will need to explain their start-up idea, what they feel their unique selling proposition is, and why their product is better than what is already on the market.

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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
12
10:00 AM10:00

How to Grow Your Brand Online (free webinar)

What Smokefire Media will cover in this training...

  • What makes a strong brand. We'll do a deep-dive into creating a consistent brand and content voice

  • Getting to know your audience. Easy hacks for learning about your audience online with real stats and resources

  • How to organize your brand assets. The Do's and Dont's of creating branded content, how to use branded images and colors consistently across web platforms

  • Monetizing your brand online. Steps to move from a brand that just "looks pretty" to a brand that actually makes people want to pay you online

FREE Webinar registration:
https://events.genndi.com/channel/SFMgrowyourbrandonline

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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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NM Rainforest Meet the Mentor
Sep
5
10:00 AM10:00

NM Rainforest Meet the Mentor

New Mexico Rainforest University Center Fall Seminar Series

STC.UNM and the Innovation Academy are hosting their fall 2019 University Center Seminar series. The New Mexico Rainforest University Center provides entrepreneurial training and technical assistance at the University of New Mexico main- and branch-campus center sites. The seminars are free and open to the UNM community and the public via in-person or web access, but registration is required. A certificate program in entrepreneurial capabilities is available to UNM students and community members thru UNM’s Innovation Academy. If interested in the certificate program as part of the seminar series, please contact Cecilia Pacheco at cpacheco@stc.unm.edu.

Note: This seminar can be attended in person or online via livestream using Zoom and registering at the following link: https://zoom.us/j/403457559

Meet the Mentor – Vanessa Roanhorse

Would you like to start or grow your business? Join us to learn more and meet the mentor for UNM-Gallup, Vanessa Roanhorse. If you have an idea for a new business or would like to expand your business, Vanessa is available to you as a resource for discussions and mentoring on how to move forward.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nm-rainforest-gallup-university-center-info-session-and-meet-the-mentor-tickets-69424304965

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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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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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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
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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