Professional Services Subsidy Grants: 

We understand that your small business requires more than advice and that you often need to obtain professional services to help with business development. At IDRS we provide technical assistance grants to help starting and existing Native-owned businesses with accessing these professional services such as market research, website development, graphic design services, including the creation of logos, brochures and flyers used for advertising purposes. IDRS will pay 75% of the total fee for services up to $1,000.00 ($750 IDRS pays/remaining $250 client pays).

Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Can I use a service provider of my choosing?
A: Professional services are provided by IDRS staff and consultants. However, consideration to use other services providers of the clients choosing will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Q: Can grant funds be used for other professional services such as attorneys and accountants?
A: IDRS will consider funding professional services other than market research and graphic design on a case-by-case basis.

Q: How many times can I apply for a subsidy grant?
A: You may apply for assistance up to two times per year

Eligibility:
• For market research services, you must be in the business planning process or operating an existing business.
• Graphic design services are only available to established businesses. Proof of registration through the Secretary of State or Tribal
entity may be required.
• Grants are only available to those who show direct benefit to a Native community or family.
This includes:
* Members of Federally recognized tribes.
* Immediate family member of an enrolled tribal member such as spouse or child.
* Any person who has or plans to establish a business on reservation regardless of Native status.

All applications for technical assistance require submission of intake form/application for technical assistance
.

An overview of our most commonly provided services including eligibility criteria is listed below. IDRS will consider funding other professional services not listed on a case-by-case basis. An overview of our most commonly provided services including eligibility criteria is listed below. IDRS will consider funding other professional services not listed on a case-by-case basis.

Market Research (Eligibility criteria below:)

  1. In the business planning process or operating an existing business
  2. Proof of tribal membership
  3. Submission of intake form/application

Branding (logo, brochures and other marketing materials) (Eligibility criteria below:)

  1. Business must be registered through the Secretary of State
  2. Proof of tribal membership
  3. Submission of intake form/application

Website Development (Eligibility criteria below:)

  1. Business must be registered through the Secretary of State
  2. Proof of tribal membership
  3. Submission of intake form/application

How It Works

Once registered as a client, one of our professional staff will schedule a time to speak with you about your business needs. Our general business counseling services are offered at no-fee and delivered by phone, video conferencing or email as desired. In order to provide you with the best possible assistance, we may ask you to share private information about yourself and your business such as a business plan, strategic plan, and/or your financial statements.  A typical first meeting usually lasts about one-hour. After this session you and the counselor will coordinate future meeting dates and exchange of information.


Samples

Market Research Report

Brochure for Great Basin Native Artists

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