Tribal Business Information Center

Mission Statement: To contribute to a growing reservation economy by assisting in the creation, development and/or expansion of small business.

Entrepreneurial Center

Technical Assistance, Workshops and Community Education

· The plan for distance learning technical assistance, classes and workshops for small businesses will consist of five options:

· Provide technical assistance by phone conversations

· Q&A sessions by E-mail

· Zoom; Entrepreneurial Center will be the host

· Use of distance education versions of Ag Borrower Training and Entrepreneurship Training to provide technical assistance

· One-on-one office conference or classroom presentations for workshops and community

· education (This option requires a full opening of the college)

Community Education classes

· Entrepreneurship Training-8 modules, 28 instruction hours

· Ag Borrower Training-8 modules-21 instruction hours

Technical Assistance topics or Group Workshops These topics can be specialized components of Entrepreneurship Training, Ag Borrower Training or other workshops or presentations developed by the Entrepreneurial Center

· hours of instruction

Small Business

· Financial Projections-6 hours of instruction

· Product Pricing-2 hours of instruction

· Service Pricing- 2 hours of instruction

· Market Analysis- 2 hours of instruction

· Market strategies-2 hours of instruction

· Business Accounting-3 hours of instruction

· Business Product and Service-1 hour of instruction

· Strategic Planning (Planning an enterprise based on values the individual or organization considers important)- 3 hours of instruction

· QuickBooks-7 hours of instruction

· Loan Application Process-3 hours of instruction

· Taxes-3 hours of instruction

Agriculture

· Strategic Planning (Planning an enterprise based on values the individual or organization considers important)- 3 hours of instruction

· Farm & Ranch Accounting 3- hours of instruction

· Risk Management-2 hours of instruction

· Agricultural Financial Projections-3 hours of instruction

· Non-conventional Agricultural Enterprises-3.5 hours of instruction

· Loan Application Process-3 hours of instruction

· Taxes-3 hours of instruction

Personal Money Management

· Personal Budgeting-1 hour

· Personal Financial Decision Making-1 hour

· Credit Reports-1 hour

· Savings-1 hour1

· Home Purchase or Rent-1 hour

· Scams-1 hour

· Charitable Giving-1 hour

· Loan Application Process-3 hours of instruction

Entrepreneurial Center Resources Programs

Client Services

  • Offer one on one consultation with business people and individuals contemplating starting or expanding a business.
  • Assist individuals in preparing business plans including access to business planning software and assistance in using software.
  • Assist small business enterprises and potential enterprises find financing that is appropriate to their needs and financial position.
  • Offer Entrepreneurship Training to business people and individuals contemplating starting a business and assist it in the application process.
  • Operate a business incubator.
  • Make available to business clients books, publications, how-to manuals, and videotapes dealing with business issues.
  • Conduct workshops on specific business topics.
  • Network with other business resource providers, both technical and financial, and utilize these resources to assist business enterprises on the reservation.
  • Develop additional financing sources for small businesses on the reservation.
  • Research specific business related issues.
  • Conduct outreach to farmers and ranchers in the two county area. Provide business planning services to farmers and ranchers.
  • Small business loans and Credit Builder loans through Oyate Community Development Corporation

Strategic Partners

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North Dakota Dept. of Commerce
Lewis & Clark Regional Development Council
Dakota CDC
USDA Rural Development
USDA Farm Service Agency
Small Business Administration
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Oyate Community Development Corporation
Free online tax filing

For more information, contact:

Jonathan Anderson, TBIC Director
Sitting Bull College
9299 Highway 24
Fort Yates, ND 58538

Ph: (701) 854-8122

Email: jonathan.anderson (at) sittingbull.edu