Friday Funny! Are you Late?

I’m late… for business!

Where Can you Find Work?

Dr. Nicole Bowman of Bowman Performance Consulting explains where to find work on job boards, and chambers of commerce and with Tribal Procurement and Technical Assistance Centers. If you’re looking for RFPs (Requests for Proposals) on American Indian Chamber of Commerce, the Wisconsin Procurement Institute, and the Wisconsin Small Business Administration. Visit Economic Development Corporations and the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development.

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Mark Your Calendars for Marketplace Wisconsin November 16-17, 2016!

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Are you ready to start or grow your business in Wisconsin? Each year, Marketplace helps minority, women and veteran-owned company representatives learn about doing business with state, federal and local agencies as well as corporations. These markets represent billions of dollars of annual purchasing with special programs to include minority, women, veteran and disadvantaged business owners.

Meet with potential buyers, identify funding sources, connect with business assistance resources and build their capacity at Marketplace.

More information here:

SBA Contracting Research Opportunities on Women and Business: Apply Today!

The Small Business Association is asking for applications for nine research projects! Find out exactly what they’re looking for in the email from The National Women’s Business Council below.


As you know, the Council is committed to supporting women in business by producing best-in-class, actionable research. Therefore, we are excited to announce our biggest research portfolio yet!  We are currently soliciting proposals for nine – yes 9 – research projects.

This research will be used as a springboard for action and policy recommendations. Strong proposals are those that not only demonstrate thorough knowledge of the entrepreneurial environment, but are also thoughtful and innovative.


Collegiate Wind Competition: Now Recruiting Students for 2015-2016! (Info Session April 29th)

Come join the newest student competition team at UW-Madison! The national Collegiate Wind Competition combines the expertise of students from a variety of engineering, business, communications, and social science programs, and challenges them to utilize their individual skills to develop state-of-the-art wind energy solutions as a team. Undergraduate students from all majors and disciplines are welcome to apply for the 2015-16 school year. Team members will be selected based on the diversity of backgrounds and interests. Students interested in design, entrepreneurship, marketing, environmental science, policy, and planning are encouraged to apply!

Info Session: April 29th, 4 p.m. Caucus Room, 4th Floor of Student Activity Center (SAC), 333 East Campus Mall

Apply by May 1 by visiting or email Scott Williams at

Tribal Funding Sources


  1. Tribal:
    1. Community-Scale Clean Energy Projects in Indian Country Grant Program,

i.      Offers financial and technical assistance to Indian Tribes for the evaluation and development of renewable energy resources and implementation of energy efficiency on tribal lands. Since 2002, the Tribal Energy Program has invested $48.1 million in 175 tribal energy projects across the Nation.

  1. First American Capital Corporations Revolving Loan Fund,

i.      The criteria for funding projects and providing a loan will be based on the merit of the proposed project, financial need of the applicant, availability of funds and ability to meet FACC’s program guidelines. FACC has a limited amount of funds to lend and therefore the staff has to underwrite the loans that create the most impact, both economically and socially.





  1. GLITC Economic Development Administration Business Loans,

i.      GLITC’s EDA program assists tribes in planning and implementing economic development strategies derived from their own comprehensive development planning. The GLITC Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy is approved by the Board of directors, consisting of priorities for development planning activity into which tribal public works projects can fall. EDA provides funds for public works projects that aid or enhance private economic development.

  1. Menominee Revolving Loan Fund,

i.      Provides a means for eligible applicants to obtain financing for business purposes.

  1. NiiJii Capital Partners Inc. Business Loans,

i.      Four different types of loans are offered by NiiCAP: 1. Super Micro Loan: Under $2,000. Loans in this category require minimal documentation; 2. Micro Loans: $2,000 – $50,000. Loans in this category – (The majority of NiiCaP’s lending activity) fall within this area, and requires projections, market analysis and a business plan; 3. Small Business Loans – Greater than $50,000. Loans in this category require more extensive financial information; 4. Community Organization Loans: These loans are strictly for not-for-profit (501c3) organizations.