The Wisconsin Indian Business Alliance (WIBA)
The 9th Annual Lieutenant Governor’s Small Business Academy will be held May 3rd through May 6th.
This virtual conference will take place in the mornings.
On May 6th, in-person events across the state hosted by partner organizations, including at the Forest County Potawatomi Community Center in Crandon!
The conference is focused on providing entrepreneurs and start-up businesses an opportunity to learn from and connect with business leaders, technical and financial resource providers and identify the tools needed to start and grow their business.
This FREE four-day small business academy is for:
- Existing small businesses
- Individuals thinking of starting a business
- Entrepreneurs looking for funding and resources
- Session Topics
- Show Me the Money: Locating Alternative Sources of Funding
- 6 Ways to Work with a Mentor
- E-Marketing: How to Get Started with Digital Marketing
- Cybersecurity for Small Business
- Small Business Certifications
- Developing Financial Projections
- Financing Your Business: Getting to Yes
- Structuring Your Business: Things You Should Know
View the agenda here - https://bit.ly/3IZ1S5y
Register here - https://bit.ly/36GnBlT
Who Is WIBA?
WIBA is a coalition of non-profit organizations with a mission to expand Native economic development by building the financial sovereignty of Native individuals, families, Native-owned businesses and communities in Wisconsin.
Working together, WIBA Members are Native Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) that collaborate and leverage resources to maximize access to loans, training and counseling to best serve Enrolled Members of the 11 Federally recognized Tribes in Wisconsin – both on and off reservation communities.
WIBA Members collectively work to bring millions of dollars to Wisconsin Indian Country from corporations, foundations and government programs to deliver our continuum of loan products and capacity-building technical assistance services to Native individuals, families, businesses and communities.
Meet Our Members
Working together, WIBA’s four Native Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) coordinate and leverage resources to maximize access to loans, training and counseling to best serve Wisconsin Indian Country – both on and off federally recognized reservation communities.
Through collaboration, WIBA is working to build a strong, vibrant economy for Native American individuals, families, businesses and communities by offering affordable lending opportunities to Tribal Members in Wisconsin.
WIBA Members work collectively to bring millions of dollars to Wisconsin Indian Country from corporations, foundations and government programs to deliver our continuum of loan products and capacity building development services to Native individuals, families, businesses and communities.