Indigenous Entrepreneurs Alliance

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What is IEA?

Indigenous Entrepreneurs Alliance (IEA) was founded on the belief that all people have innate talents waiting to be discovered. IEA helps participants actualize economic and financial independence by owning and operating a viable business. IEA opens doors to higher education, technological training and business ownership, enabling participants to envision and create a brighter future for themselves, their families, and their tribes.

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Philosophy

 

IEA is different from job training programs in that our members are not employees but business owners. Working together as business partners participants have all the responsibilities of running a for-profit enterprise. 

 

This means a personal stake in the success of their business and are directly involved in governance, business development and ultimately, company earnings. IEA believes that our unique hands-on entrepreneurial emersion experience empowers members with the skills needed to run a business, but most importantly, take ownership.

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IEA’s curriculum is built on the premise that we learn most successfully when new concepts and skills can be put into immediate action. 

 

For IEA members learning is a hands-on emersion experience. The process is to learn a new skill, practice it, and then use it in the business.  For instance, learn marketing by designing and promoting real products. 

 

In the same way, members come to appreciate the real-world relevance of academic competencies such as reading, writing, math, creative thinking, and critical analysis as they use and apply the skills in the course of running their business.

Each of our programs are organically unique, we call them IEA Labs. The IEA Lab is where our members participate in our 8-week educational curriculum focusing on critical personal, inter-personal, technical, and management skills needed by every successful entrepreneur. This includes the following skills:

  • Legal organization of a business, including the preparation of organizational documents, such as articles of incorporation and by-laws.
  • Marketing, including social media management, methods of advertising and the preparation of promotional material such as logos and websites.
  • Banking relationships.
  • Financial management, including the preparation of balance sheets and operating statements.
  • Creating a “point of sales” system.
  • Image creation with Photo Shop.
  • Video creation with Final cut and Motion.
  • Stress management.
  • Business etiquette.

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