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Native Brief: WASHINGTON - In recognition of National Native American Heritage Month, Small Business Administration's November web chat will highlight Native American small business. The US Small Business Administration's Office of Native American Affairs helps to ensure that American Indians, Native Alaskans and Native Hawaiians who want to start or grow a small business have access to SBA's entrepreneurial development tools, and lending and contracting programs.
WHAT: The Small Business Administration's web chat series provides small business owners with an opportunity to discuss relevant business issues online with experts, industry leaders and successful entrepreneurs. Chat participants have direct, real-time access to the web chats via questions they submit online in advance, and during the live session. Participants will gain valuable information on how to participate in the program to gain increased access to government contracting opportunities.
WHO: Chris James, assistant administrator for the Office of Native American Affairs at the Small Business Administration, will host the November web chat on "Small Business Opportunities for Native Americans." James will answer questions about how SBA's programs and services can help to promote economic growth and job creation for Native Americans.
WHEN: November 23 at 1:00 pm est
Mr. James will answer questions for one hour.
HOW: Participants can join the live web chat, and also post questions before the November 23rd chat, by going online to www.sba.gov, and click on the web chat event under What's New.
posted November 17, 2011 6:30 am est
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