Native Entrepreneur Training Program

G. David Singleton(co-coordinator of CIMC Native Entrepreneur Training Program) passed away on September 7, 2018. Dave was extensively involved with California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc. in various capacities during the past three decades – volunteer, consultant, advisory council member, mentor, friend; he was our family. Dave dedicated himself as a volunteer to train more than 500 Native entrepreneurs – many of whose lives were changed forever. His generous spirit impacted so many people here in California. Numerous Native communities in California benefited from his vast economic development knowledge, expertise and passion. Many will remember Dave for his commitment to protecting sacred sites and cultural resources through his work with the California Native American Heritage Commission. He will always be remembered for his generosity, kindness, intelligence, passion, and great sense of humor. He will be greatly missed.

- updated November 20, 2018



As Dave Singleton was an integral part of this program, we find it necessary to suspend classes until 2020.

- Obituary for G. David Singleton

- PowerPoint compilation of photographs and tribute comments

500+ Native American individuals have completed this unique culturally-relevant entrepreneurial training.

Applications are accepted throughout the year and will be considered for the next training series. Applicants selected to receive training must attend all four sessions to receive certification.

Download: Program Information Flyer | Candidate Application Kit


2018 Native Entrepreneur Training Graduates Download: Powerpoint

2018 Videos: Business Plan Presentations | Graduation

Native Entrepreneur Training Graduate News | 2018 Graduate Media Releases

The CIMC Leadership Training for Entrepreneurial/Small Business/Economic Development is provided at through a series of workshops held in different geographic areas throughout California. The training is held in four sessions (2-3 days each month for four consecutive months). Participants must commit to attending all four sessions.

Learn how to develop a business plan to start a business or expand your existing business

Learn essential business concepts including:

• Marketing

• Day-to-day operations

• Financial management

• Human resource management

Who Should Apply:

• Highly motivated Native individuals who want to start a business

• Native business owners who want expand their existing business

Entrepreneur Training Candidate Requirements:

• Endorsement by Tribe of which applicant is a member or employee. See Sample Endorsement Letter. OR

• Referral by CIMC Workforce Development Program as a program participant. AND

• American Indian heritage (verifiable)

• 21 years of age or older The application process is competitive and applications must be complete to be considered. Class sizes are limited.

Applicants selected to receive training must agree to participate in CIMC's Workforce Development Program intake/eligibility process and attend all four sessions. | Download: Application for Services

(916) 920-0285 | (800) 640-2462 | TTY: (800) 748-5259 | FAX: (916) 641-6338

California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc. (CIMC) is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Labor.
CIMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.