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Hoopa Small Business Planning Workshop

June 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm PDT


Do you have a business idea that you need a plan so that you can launch or grow your business? Have you been wondering where to start?

If so, join the IDRS Acorn Project for a workshop all about getting your planning right. Participants will be working with the CO.STARTERS business canvas. The canvas
helps identify, test, and adapt assumptions about the future entrepreneur’s venture in order to create a sustainable model.

Parts of the canvas we’ll explore include who are your customers?, what is your solution?, how does your product get to the customer?, and how much do we need to sell to keep your business going?

For even more information about CO.STARTERS, please click here.

Hoopa Valley Tribe SealThe Information Session will take place on Thursday, June 29th at 10:30 am.  This workshop will take place in-community at the College of the Redwoods, 29 Orchard Road in Hoopa, California.  To register please click on the “Going” button below and fill in your information.

We’ll also talk about the exciting cohort programs we have coming up. If you’re a Native artist or entrepreneur who wants to sell on Etsy or use Airbnb, don’t miss it!

All Native artisans, craftpersons, entrepreneurs and community members are welcome.  If you know of anybody that would be interested or could benefit from this Business Planning Session, please share it with them!  A flyer is below.

For more information, please contact the community host, Leanne Estrada, Vocational Rehabilitation Program, at leannevocrehab@gmail.com.  You can also reach out to Lynn Wilson, Microenterprise Development Specialist at the IDRS Acorn Project, at lynn@idrsinc.org.

About your presenter:

Camille Koster (Cherokee) serves as the Youth Program Manager for the IDRS Acorn Project. Through the program, she teaches youth how to explore entrepreneurship and create side hustles which provides them the opportunity to make money while continuing to focus on their education . She has worked in youth development and in nonprofit for the last 18 years, both writing and facilitating camps across the nation. She has co-facilitated camps with the Drug-Free Communities National Initiative, Students Working Against Tobacco, Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health, ONABEN, the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, and more. Camille dedicated five years of her youth development career as the Chief Operating Officer of Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma. She successfully assisted in one the largest youth entrepreneur programs as she helped build strategy and infrastructure for a cookie sale campaign that led to her local Council selling over 1 million boxes of Girl Scout Cookies in Eastern Oklahoma.

Camille is a United States Navy Veteran and is proud to have represented the Cherokee Tribe in the military. During the time she served, only 15.4% of the military was comprised of Native American members, likewise, only 4% were female members. She has a Masters Degree in Organizational Management. Camille lives in Jenks, Oklahoma, is married to a Firefighter and has three children.

Here is a link to a flier for this webinar for distribution within your community.

This workshop is being funded in part by The Hoopa Valley Tribe, the USDA Rural Development, the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, and the US Small Business Administration.


June 29
10:30 am - 12:30 pm PDT
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Lynn Wilson


College of the Redwoods
29 Orchard Road
Hoopa, CA 95546 United States
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Michael Gabriel · June 27, 2023 at 6:20 pm

Hello just checkin in

    Mark Thompson · June 27, 2023 at 7:57 pm

    Thank you for checking in. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow at 10 am!

      Mark Thompson · June 28, 2023 at 6:23 am

      Sorry that should have said Thursday at 10 am!

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