National Native American Chamber of Commerce (NNACC) is a 501©(3) established in the Kansas City Metro for Native Americans. We are dedicated to working with all members of the local community to advance the educational and economic opportunities for Native Americans. If you have an interest in joining our organization, you will find an application in the “Members” tab.
Recap of NNACC’s Small Business Celebration
The Native American Chamber of Commerce held a small business celebration breakfast on May 23, 2013 at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce office location. Pat Brown-Dixon, Region 7 Small Business Administrator, made opening remarks and speaker introductions.
Roger Campos, President and CEO of the Minority Business RoundTable, was speaker for the event. MBRT provides a forum for the CEOs of minority-owned businesses to address public policy issues and serves as a unique resource on minority business issues.
There were panel discussions on access to contracts and capital for small and minority-owned businesses using relais colis.
￼One of our members has welcomed an intern, Cody Davis, a member of the Kickapoo tribe. Larry Reynolds, Reynolds Electric, has offered an opportunity for Cody to shadow job estimating personnel where he is learning "on line takeoff ". This system is state of the art and allows the estimator to receive the blueprints digitally and project them on a large screen for bidding purposes. Also, Cody is being allowed to sit in on meetings with outside electrical engineers, as well as spending time with some of Reynolds Electric partners.
Cody is an electrical engineering student at ITT Technical Institute, Overland Park. He says, “I’m very grateful for this opportunity”.
The mission of the National Native American Chamber of Commerce is to establish a Native American organization to support, enrich, educate and promote the Native American community. We are committed to education, business development, understanding and the general well being of Native Americans.
National Native American Chamber of Commerce (NNACC) is a non-profit organization, directed by American Indians, committed to business development for Native Americans. We are a 501©(3) organization dedicated to developing American Indian economic self-sufficiency through business ownership. We are here to assist in development of long-term business growth for our American Indian members. The National Native American Chamber of Commerce and its volunteer leadership are very aware that for its members to be successful those individuals served must be successful.
NNACC sponsors a variety of educational workshops, networking, and training events each year. These events provide opportunities for Native American owned small businesses to learn and to connect with each other and major corporations to enhance and expand their services, operations and markets.
As a member you will be mentored through various stages of your business development and growth. You will have the opportunity to participate in regular business development events throughout the year. You will enjoy access to a wide range of resources by attending meetings and events. Resources include loan sources, networking opportunities with community business leaders, fund-raising drives, and the generosity of our corporate partners.
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Bureau of Indian Affairs
Bureau of Indian Education – BIE’s mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with a tribe’s needs for cultural and economic well-being.
Connect with the Government
Federal Business Opportunities web site
Federal Agency Directory
FREE internet course on how to start a business – My Own Business
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National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development - presenters of the annual Reservation Economic Summit, they mean business for American Indians
National Congress of American Indians - the largest and oldest American Indian national organization, includes complete listing of tribes
Preparing My Business.org
Small Business Administration SBA- refer to this site for the 8A program, SDB forms and lots of other information geared to assist any small business
Small Business Administration SBA – has a new online course: emphasizes business planning and market research as essential steps to take before going into business; informs Native American entrepreneurs about the legal aspects of starting a business, including thetype of ownership (legal structure) and licensing; and provides key information on seed money for starting up, raising capital, and borrowing money. In addition, there is a section on how to estimate business start-upcosts that can help assess the financial needs of going into business. The course is available from the SBA’s Online Small Business Training web page under Online Courses for Starting Your Business at:
U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency
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