GHA Training: Blending Funding for Self-Employment

This session will provide viewers with an example of a business owner who used several funding streams and resources to launch their business. The example will include details about the business owner’s experience, including lessons learned, as well as provide a brief explanation of each funding source.  The session will include featured guests comprised of the business owner and other key team members.

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ASL Interpretation and Captioning will be provided. To make a reasonable accommodation request or if you have questions about this session, please email Alexis Jones at ajones@ndi-inc.org. Please allow at least 3-5 business days’ advance notice; last minute requests will be accepted though may not be possible to fulfill.

Please check back 1-2 weeks after the live webinar to view a recording of the webinar and to download the slides from the presentation.

GHA Training Series: Reporting Business Activity for SSDI/Medicare

This session will explain the timing and process for reporting the start of a business and ongoing business activity for SSDI and Medicare, including Medicare financial assistance programs. This session will also explain how Social Security reviews an SSDI beneficiary’s work activity and the documentation an SSDI beneficiary should keep and be prepared to submit to Social Security.

Presented by: Griffin-Hammis Associates 

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ASL Interpretation and Captioning will be provided. To make a reasonable accommodation request or if you have questions about this session, please email Alexis Jones at ajones@ndi-inc.org. Please allow at least 3-5 business days’ advance notice; last minute requests will be accepted though may not be possible to fulfill.

Please check back 1-2 weeks after the live webinar to view a recording of the webinar and to download the slides from the presentation.

Preparing for Accessing Capital

During this session, Karlene Sinclair-Robinson, Director of CBP’s Business Finance Center, will address the capital challenges small business can face, and explore how to prepare for capital and strategies for accessing it.  Community Business Partnership (CBP), based in Springfield, Virginia, is one of the organizations certified by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s CDFI Fund. They are also a Small Business Administration’s Approved Intermediary Microlender, and a Virginia Small Business Resiliency Lender. The organization focuses on lending to small businesses, startups, and individuals seeking to start up micro-enterprises. The CBP provides loans starting at $1,000 to qualified applicants in their geographically approved markets. 

Karlene started with CBP as a client 18+ years ago and evolved to where she supported the organization’s lending mission to bringing the current loan funds and programs to the community. Karlene is considered an Alternative Financing Expert and is a speaker on numerous topics impacting the small business community.

Presented by: Community Business Partnerships

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ASL Interpretation and Captioning were provided. To make a reasonable accommodation request or if you have questions about this session, please email Alexis Jones at ajones@ndi-inc.org.

GHA Training Series: Reporting Business Activity for SSI/Medicaid

This session will explain the timing and process for reporting the start of a business and ongoing business activity for SSI and Medicaid. This session will also explain how Social Security adjusts the SSI benefit based on projected net earnings from self-employment and reconciles the benefit payments after the business tax return is completed.

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ASL Interpretation and Captioning will be provided. To make a reasonable accommodation request or if you have questions about this session, please email Alexis Jones at ajones@ndi-inc.org. Please allow at least 3-5 business days’ advance notice; last minute requests will be accepted though may not be possible to fulfill.

Please check back 1-2 weeks after the live webinar to view a recording of the webinar and to download the slides from the presentation.

Is Owning a Business a Good Fit for You?

Completing this class is an important step towards deciding whether you should start a business. After completing this class, you will be able to:

  • Clarify some of the myths and realities of small business ownership.
  • Start a self-assessment to determine your readiness to become a small business owner.
  • Set a plan of action to complete your self-assessments by seeking feedback from stakeholders, such as family, friends, and potential customers.
  • Have exclusive access to grant opportunities and professional consulting and mentorship 1:1.
  • Learn more about various business resources and program opportunities.

Register here: https://startup2023.eventbrite.com

To make a reasonable accommodation request or if you have questions about this event, please email Ruth Chavez at rchavez@ndi-inc.org. Please allow at least 3-5 business days’ advance notice; last minute requests will be accepted though may not be possible to fulfill.

GHA Training Series: Starting Small with My Big Goals

This session explains how entrepreneurs can get their businesses going with little to no capital by starting small with products, launches, and partnerships. Featured guests will share their methods of business growth that allowed them to work slowly and steadily towards their big goals. Guests will speak on how they created community awareness and excitement around their business with little-to-no overhead costs.

Presented by: Griffin-Hammis Associates 

Guest Speakers:  Daman Wandke of Wandke Consulting and Victor Ocando of Adapt The Game

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ASL Interpretation and Captioning were provided. If you have questions about this session, please email Alexis Jones at ajones@ndi-inc.org.

Entrepreneurship, Disability, and CDFIs: Session 3: CDFI and Founder Experiences

Accessing capital can be essential for business growth, yet many founders with disabilities report experiencing significant barriers. Come and join us for the third of the five-part webinar series to hear from Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) who have found ways to increase inclusion and from disability owned businesses on how they obtained the capital they needed.

Special Guests: Angela Neira of Life Asset and Dishoun Harris

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ASL interpretation and captioning were provided during the session. If you have any accessibility requests or questions, please email ajones@ndi-inc.org.

Entrepreneurship, Disability, and CDFIs: Session 2: CDFI and Founder Experiences

Accessing capital can be essential for business growth, yet many founders with disabilities report experiencing significant barriers. This is the 2nd session in a five-part webinar series to hear from Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) who have found ways to increase inclusion and from disability owned businesses on how they obtained the capital they needed.

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ASL interpretation and captioning were provided during the session. If you have any accessibility requests or questions, please email ajones@ndi-inc.org.

Disability-Sensitivity Session 9: Social Media and Accessibility

The content you deliver via social media should be accessible. However, social media platforms don’t always make it easy to add alternative text or consider other disabilities like hearing impairment or loss, visual impairment or loss, distractions, etc. In this workshop, you will learn tips to make your social media content as compliant as possible so everyone can participate.

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ASL interpretation and live captioning (CART) was provided during the session. If you have any accessibility requests or questions, please email ajones@ndi-inc.org.

Disability Awareness and Sensitivity Series: Session 10- Creating Accessible PDF’s

PDF document accessibility plays a vital role in the overall accessibility of your website. To provide an equal experience for all users, regardless of disability, you must develop all digital content with accessibility in mind.

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ASL interpretation and live captioning (CART) were provided during the session. If you have any accessibility requests or questions, please email ajones@ndi-inc.org.

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