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Conference Name Tribal Entrepreneurship Programs

Ruby Ward, Trent Teegerstrom, Staci Emm, and Karin Allen


Entrepreneurship is an important part of economic development for Tribal areas. It allows individual tribal members to augment their income and/or be self-employed. These businesses purchase from other businesses and create additional economic activity. Often Extension is seen as a source of help for individuals. This project focused on understanding the needs and differences that tribal entrepreneurs face and also creating materials and programs that could be used in support of tribal entrepreneurs without the need for extensive understanding of budgets and business plans. This presentation will go over some of the differences and their effects, as well as show the materials available and discuss the impacts and how they have been used successfully. The project team has a long history of working with tribal groups and programs and includes an enrolled tribal member.

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