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Native Veteran Business Development Series

September 30, 2023 @ 9:00 am - November 4, 2023 @ 1:00 pm PDT



In the ever-changing, fast pace of business operations, small business owners may become overwhelmed with keeping the business afloat; often neglecting taking care of themselves.

Two Rivers CDC is partnering with multiple organizations and agencies to add a new dimension to business operations. Beginning in September, Two Rivers will be including mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) training into our business classes. Mindfulness is the awareness of your surroundings.

The stress reduction techniques will include culturally appropriate practices and ceremonies. The initial program will occur in North Bend, WA. Two Rivers shares a property line with Boxley Creek Park; one of the King County family of parks. Two Rivers has entered a Memorandum of Understanding with king County Parks for inclusion of the park as part of the new program.

The pilot program consists of 4 sessions. Other sessions may follow based upon outcomes. Each class will contain elements of mindfulness. Sample agenda (subject to changes)

This session has been postponed and will be rescheduled for future dates


Day 1: Saturday, Sept 30, 2023 Introduction to Mindfulness and SBA Programs overview

0900 Opening ceremony
0930 Introduction to Mindfulness
Definition, purpose, demonstrations, practice
(Mindful eating, walking, meditation, yoga)
1100 Small Business Administration (SBA) and other federal programs
Types, eligibility, benefits, updates on changes
(Veteran Owned, 8a, HUB Zone, Buy Indian, Indian Incentive)
1200 Mindfulness lunch activities

Day 2: Saturday, Oct 14, 2023 Government Contracting and Marketing

0900 Opening ceremony
0930 Certifications
Requirements, challenges, timelines
1100 Marketing
Materials, cold calls, opportunity search, social media, networking
1200 Mindfulness lunch activities

Day 3: Saturday, Oct 28, 2023 Management: Financial and Strategic Planning

0900 Opening Ceremony
0930 Financials
Cash flow analysis, G&A calculations, Overhead
1045 Capacity Building
Partnering, Joint Venturers, vetting, Mentor-Protégé
1200 Mindfulness lunch activities

Day 4: Saturday, Nov 4, 2023 Certifications and One on One with Primes

0900 Opening Ceremony
0930 Strategic Management
Hiring, internal training, succession, growth
1045 Working with primes
Meet the primes one-on-one
1200 Mindfulness lunch activities.

Throughout the program, the instructor will have the option of taking breaks to reinforce mindfulness activities or to practice “Taking Five”.

The initial program is for Native American veteran business owners; up to 12 participants. Other Native business owners may enroll on a space-available basis. We strongly encourage enrollment for the entire series. Confirmations will be provided no less than one week prior to each class.

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the US Small Business Administration



September 30, 2023 @ 9:00 am PDT
November 4, 2023 @ 1:00 pm PDT
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45112 SE 166th St
North Bend, WA 98045 United States
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