A new year is here with new opportunities to gain skills. This 2023, NCAI is excited to continue partnering with Grow with Google for a series of monthly webinars with free training and hands-on coaching to help tribal small businesses take the next step. The webinars are hosted by Jake Foreman, Grow with Google’s Indigenous Community Digital Coach. The first three webinars will focus on tools to help organize and manage business finances, and the first one will be kicking off on January 26, 2023.
In November 2022, NCAI and Grow with Google announced the expansion of the Grow with Google Digital Coaches program—which equips businesses with robust digital skills to unlock growth opportunities—to train Native-led businesses with the help of a dedicated Digital Coach from the community. Jake Foreman is Grow with Google’s Indigenous Community Digital Coach and, as such, he empowers Native American small businesses with monthly digital skills workshops, local hands-on coaching opportunities, and events for businesses to come together and learn from one another.
Jake is an Absentee Shawnee citizen who resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is a Program Director at New Mexico Community Capital. As a trainer for NCAI’s training program, incubated with support from Grow with Google, Jake has helped hundreds of Native American entrepreneurs in New Mexico develop skill sets to support and build their businesses. Jake now brings these trainings directly to Native American communities across Indian Country and partners with NCAI to host monthly national webinars.