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Small Business Development - Working with MBDA


Feb 9, 2021 09:33 AM

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Michael D. Peacock
C.E.O & President @Southwest Business Development Consultants, LLC
Michael Peacock’s entire business career has been dedicated to serving American Indian & minority-owned businesses and his passion is to be an inspiration, role model and mentor to local communities in building self-sufficiency and empowerment. Peacock has more than 30 years of experience in providing comprehensive business, community, and economic development services to individuals, businesses, organizations and tribes throughout New Mexico and the United States.
Darla M. Jones
Program Manager @Southwest Business Development Consultants, LLC
Darla M. Jones serves as the Program Manager for the Four Winds Diversified Project and Southwest Business Development Consultants, LLC. Her main role is engaging new clients, and providing access to capital, resources and new markets for American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian & Minority-owned businesses located in the Southwest rural reservation lands and local communities. Jones’ focus is promoting entrepreneurship, small business training & coaching, and assessment & certification services for Federal set- aside programs.
Tim Guardipee
Program Director @Native American Development Corporation
Enrolled Little Shell with Blackfeet decendency, Tim Guardipee grew up on the Blackfeet Reservation. He has worked for NADC since 2015 and currently oversees the e-commerce/triia.com program, funded by MBDA. Guardipee provides business planning and technical assistance as needed to clients as well as Community Development Financial Institution assistance. For the previous four years, he has overseen the SBA business development programs for NADC. With more than 17 years in community, business and economic development areas, he has a wide and varied background. He has been certified as a Small Business Consultant through AASBC, certified in Core Fore, Indianpreneureship, Profit Mastery, as well as training in consumer credit counseling.