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Native Entrepreneur Assistance Program


College of Menominee Nation, NiiJii Capital Partners, First American Capital Corporation, and First Nations Development Institute will be offering an informational meeting on entrepreneurship-focused training for tribal college students and native business owners. Join us and learn more about the upcoming opportunities and training to make your business more profitable.


Workshops offered:

  • Quick Books
  • Taxes
  • Marketing
  • Budgeting
  • Many more....

These workshops are provided at no charge. Contact Brian Kowalkowski at 715-799-6226, ext. 3007 or e-mail


How to Prepare Your Loan Application


Pam Boivin, Executive Director NiiJii Capital Partners Inc.


Credit Factors: This section provides important information about the factors that lenders take into consideration when reviewing loan applications.


Determining Your Financing Needs: Before you seek financial assistance, you should thoroughly assess your current financial situation.


January 29, 2015
6-8 p.m., Cultural Learning Center, Keshena Campus



Archived Presentations


Business Start-Up


Mwata Chisha


This session is geared toward community members or business students who might be interested in learning how to start a business based on an idea or skill they may have. It includes legalities of starting a business, how to prepare a business plan, and what some of the obstacles may be to get a business up and running.

Watch Part 1 | Watch Part 2 | PDF of the presentation

(Second session)

Watch Presentation | PDF - Business Plans for the Real World | PDF - Business Structures



Microsoft Office

Instructor: Annette Miller


This course will give participants with not a lot of computer experience the skills they will need to start tracking their businesses by utilizing databases and spreadsheets. Excel spreadsheets will be set up prior to the course and participants will be asked to bring in their financial information to be able to use actual numbers from their business in the training.


Class will offer:

  • How to create and format a simple budget
  • How to modify a worksheet
  • How to create and modify a pie chart
  • Functions and formulas
  • Page layout and print setup 2010, and more


Marketing your Business

Instructor: Ann Walenski


Participants will learn the basic terminology of marketing as well as hands-on skills in research and marketing presentations, both traditional and now utilizing social media.

Watch Marketing I | Marketing Plan Outline Part I

Watch Marketing II | Marketing Plan Outline Part II | Overview of Marketing

(Additional session)


Quick Books

Instructor: Bhaskar Singh


This course provides an overview of accounting with the utilization of computerized software to aid in managing a small business. Participants will learn how to lay out their business accounting, such as what a chart of accounts is and how to set it up. All Business students, anyone who has taken an accounting class, or has prior work experience in Accounting is qualified to take this class.



Instructor: Annette Miller


Creating Formulas: Function Syntax, The AutoSum drop-down Menu, Use a date function, Using names & formulas, SUMIF & COUNTIF functions.

Pivot Tables: Create a Pivot table, Edit a Pivot table, Create a report filter, Create a Pivot table that calculates average values, Grouping Pivot table items.


Marketing Starts with a "V"

Instructor: Terra Fletcher, Fletcher Consulting

Watch recorded session here:
Due to technical difficulties, this is a partial video of the presentation.
View the PowerPoint presentation


This session will disclose the motivations, positioning, and marketing techniques that get us to say, "Yes." As an introduction to marketing principles, you’ll identify your company's core values and align them with the values of your ideal customers. We'll build on that knowledge by helping you find where those customers are, how to speak to them, and how to keep them.


Business Start-Up


Jeff Bowman, President, Bay Bank

Watch recorded sessions here:
Session 1 | PDF Presentation
Session 2 | PDF Presentation


This session will be geared toward the community members or business students who might be interested in learning how to start a business based on an idea or skill they may have. It will include the legalities of starting the business, how to prepare a business plan and what some of the obstacles may be to get their business up and running.


Business Insurance


John Asenbrenner, Asenbrenner Insurance


Insurance coverage that protects businesses from losses due to events that may occur during the normal course of business. Coverage for property damage, legal liability, and employee-related risks.


Differences Between a Corporation (Inc) and a Limited Liability Company (LLC)


Mwata Chisha


Learn the differences between a Corporation and a Limited Liability Company (LLC). Investigate how a limited liability company functions as a type of business entity that combines the personal liability protection of a corporation with the tax benefits and simplicity of a partnership.


Understanding Taxes


Jan Anderson


Personal Income and Business Tax Liabilities
PDF notes from the presentation


Helpful Small Business Links


Archived Video


Introduction - Green Bay

Introduction - Keshena


Powerpoint Presentations







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