Welcome to the Acorn Project Webinar Library

Feel free to watch one our previously recorded webinars.  If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Lynn Wilson at lynn@idrsinc.org.

 

Top Ten Mistakes Small and Minority Firms Make in Government Contracting

Doing business with the federal government is a major challenge for the unprepared small business. In this webinar, Bennie Gonzales will cover the top 10 mistakes made by firms once they decide they want to do business with the Federal government and the actions you need to take to prepare your firm and be more competitive in the government marketplace.

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Expanding Your Local Search Presence with Google My Business

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to manage your business information as it appears across Google and how you can attract more customers using the world’s largest search engine. With a Google My Business account, you’ll be able to interact with customers, encourage and respond to reviews, and see insights on how customers are searching for your business. A Google My Business account is completely free and offers a wide range of features to help increase leads, traffic, and exposure for those searching for local products and services.

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Tips for Photographing Your Artwork

Professional photographer Larry Burton provides great tips on the types of cameras and settings to use to get the best image of your artwork. This webinar first aired on August 14, 2018

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Best Practices on Getting Into Art Markets with MaryBeth and John Timothy

If you have always been curious about selling at art markets, then this is a must view webinar. Join John and MaryBeth Timothy for a dense webinar with a lot of valuable information on the topic. A few of the ideas that are discussed are: picking the right show for you, how to prepare in advance and setting up your booth.  The webinar first aired on June 7, 2018

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Tips for Selling to Gift Shops with MaryBeth Timothy

MaryBeth and John share their diverse expertise on how to work with gift shops. A few of the topics discussed are: gift shops vs. galleries, the importance of doing research, and the difference between selling wholesale and consignment.  The webinar aired on June 21, 2018

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April 2018

Crowdfunding, What it Takes to Run a Winning Campaign 

Join April Lemly for an informative session on crowdfunding.

This is an overview of the following topics:

  • —What is crowdfunding?
  • Why try crowdfunding?
  • —Running a crowdfunding campaign
  • —Choosing the right crowdfunding platform
  • —Tips for a successful crowdfunding campaign
  • —Examples of successful Native artists campaigns

This is a re-recording of the original session and there are no live guests or questions. For all questions regarding crowdfunding campaigns, please email April Lemly at april@idrsinc.org
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Utilizing the Artist Portfolio, with artist Melissa Melero-Moose

Join Melissa of the Great Basin Artist collective for the second in a two part series of webinars on the artist portfolio. In this webinar Melissa continues to provide her insight and guidance on how to use the artist packet, or portfolio. This is a recording of a webinar that originally aired on March 27, 2018.
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An Introduction to the Artist Portfolio, with Melissa Melero-Moose

We welcome artist and manager of the Great Basin Native Artists collective for the first in a two part series on what goes into an artist packet, or portfolio. This webinar is full of very valuable tips for artists of all types who are interested in developing this important aspect of their craft. This is a recording of a webinar that aired on February 20, 2018.
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Small Business Finance and Personal Credit, with Mark Thompson 

Join IDRS Executive Director for an hour long webinar on understanding and managing your credit and how this overlaps with financing a small business. This is a recording of a webinar that originally aired on January 16, 2018.
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Introduction to Crowdfunding, Part 2 of 2, with April Lemly

Join IDRS Brand Manager for the second webinar in a two part series on crowdfunding. In this one hour session we look at a specific Kickstarter campaign in order to see what made it work! The campaign we look at is Project 562 by Matika Wilber. This is a recording of a webinar recorded September 7, 2017 .
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Estimating Start Up and Operating Costs In Year 1 For Your Small Business,
with Lynn Wilson 

In this webinar, you will learn how to estimate startup and operating expenses by breaking the process down into categories which removes the guess-work and creates a clear picture of the expenses your business will incur. Budget workbook found here   This webinar was recorded August 24, 2017
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How to Repair Your Credit, with Lahoma Simmons

Join Lahoma Simmons, Director of Finance for the Alliance for Rural Impact, for a webinar on the basics of credit repair. Topics to be discussed are below (and more). This webinar was recorded on July 27, 2017

  1. How to get your score
  2. How to review your report
  3. What if your identity gets stolen
  4. Debt collection rights
  5. How your credit relates to getting a loan; and a loan from a Native CDFI
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Keeping Personal and Business Finances Separate, with Lahoma Simmons

Welcome Director of Finance for the Alliance for Rural Impact for a casual lunch and learn webcast on the topic of maintaining personal and business finances and the importance of doing so for start ups! This webinar was recorded on July 25, 2017
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Introduction to Crowdfunding, Part 1 of 2, with April Lemly

Join IDRS Brand Manager for the first of a two part series on crowdfunding. In this one hour webinar we cover some of these important questions regarding running a successful campaign. This is a recording of a webinar recorded July 12, 2017 

Topics we discuss are:

  1. What is crowdfunding?
  2. Indian country campaign examples
  3. Do’s and Dont’s of a successful campaign
  4. A look at some well-known sites
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Factoring Financing with Terry Bales of AIM Business Capital

Join Terry for a discussion about working capital. AIM Capital was founded to address a need for receivable financing. They have a long history and a strong commitment helping small businesses.  AIM Business Capital likes to say: “We provide Simple Solutions for Smarter Growth”. This webinar was recorded May 4, 2017
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Small Business Funding Series: Native CDFIs with Kim Pate

How can I get funding? What type of funder do I need for my business? What can a CDFI do for me? Kim Pate of the Native CDFI Network (NCN) will discuss how CDFIs are a great alternative for funding your Native American small business. This webinar was recorded April 20, 2017.
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Get Your Business Found On Google Maps, Part 1 of 2 

Join Matthew Manneche and get all of the details on how to get found on Google Maps and Google Search. In part one of two Matt goes over what you need to set yourself up to have a successful experience with getting your business listed on Google. Matt gives you a little homework and then in part two you can actually (hopefully) get your small business listed on line. This webinar was recorded April 7, 2017
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Get Your Business Found on Google Maps, Part 2 of 2 

Join Matthew Manneche and get all of the details on finishing how to get your small business found on Google Maps and Google Search. In part two of two Matt goes over what you need to complete your small business listing on Google. Complete the homework and get your small business listed on line. This webinar was recorded April 13, 2017
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