After 31 years in the industry and 23 years in business, our business model is very simple; provide our customers with access to high quality consulting and advisory services. Our strategy is to assemble a team of agile, experienced & professional technical experts to get the job done. Our value driven services are designed to empower your project or business with the tools needed to succeed. Talk to us today about how we can support your growth, teach you how to diversify and put you on a solid track to success and profit
Southwest Business Development Consultants, LLC is an Albuquerque, New Mexico based American Indian firm established in 1999 with a vision of providing comprehensive business, community and economic development services to American Indian & Minority-owned businesses, tribal enterprises, tribal organizations, local, state, and federal government agencies and private sector firms. SWBDC utilizes a “One Stop Shop” value added collaboration of professional consultants, architects, engineers, researchers, planners, construction firms and other specialty firms. In addition SWBDC possesses access to local, regional, and national government, non-profit, and private financial institutions and other diverse business resources
Southwest Business Development Consultants, LLC is proud to announce that on September 1, 2021 the firm was selected and re-awarded a two-year grant from the Minority Business Development Agency (U.S. Commerce Department) to support business development in Indian Country.
The Four Winds Diversified (FWD) Project “Community & Business Training, Economic Development, Partnerships, Job Creation……Rural American Indian Communities Moving Forward” is a project conceived by Southwest Business Development Consultants, LLC in partnership with Data Management of NM.
The project provides access to unlimited opportunities, access to capital, and access to resources & new markets for American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian and Minority-owned businesses located in the Southwest rural reservation lands and local community areas.
There is NO COST for our core services, which will focus on Entrepreneurship, Small Business Training, Federal Set-Aside Training & Coaching, Community & Economic Development and Small Business Resource Referral and Identification. The purpose of the Project is to provide the following services
1. Federal Contracting Strategies, Training & Coaching. Assessment & Certification Services for Federal Set-Aside Programs such as the SBA 8(a) Certification Program, HUB Zone, WOSB, SDVOSB, & Buy-Indian Act Initiatives
2. Quarterly Small Business Training, One-On-One Meetings & Consulting Services
3. Access to Opportunities / Access to Resources / Access to Capital
To schedule an Initial Consultation with our professional staff please contact:
Michael D. Peacock, Senior Business Consultant, 505-342-8046 – email@example.com
Darla M. Jones, Project Manager, 505-342-8046 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Russell F. Pedro, Senior Certification & Training Specialist, 505-382-8605 – email@example.com
Russell F. Pedro, President & CEO of Data Management of New Mexico, LLC. is a member of the Pueblo of Laguna, one of the 19 Pueblo Tribes of New Mexico. Russell is passionate about creating jobs and opportunities by helping our Native Youth, minority and Native-owned small businesses, Tribes and Tribal Organizations. Achieving this, by identifying resources and applying valuable business expertise towards the accomplishment of promoting Native American and minority business, while driving community, tourism and economic development initiatives. Russell was the recipient of the Martin Olsen Memorial Scholarship from the Robert O. Anderson School of Management and the recipient of the Presidential Scholarship from the University of New Mexico (UNM), where he concentrated in Entrepreneurial Studies and Travel Tourism Management. In, 2008 he received a Professional Certificate, from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth - Minority Business Program.
Mr. Pedro possess over 17 years’ experience in providing comprehensive business and economic development services and training to individuals, minority and women-owned business, our Native youth, Native American Tribes and Tribal Organizations in New Mexico and across the United States through past affiliations with the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Native American Business Development Center Network, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED), the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico (AICCNM), the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) and Data Management Group, LLC. All organizations promote community, tourism, job creation and economic development.
Russell successfully provided management and technical (M&TA) expertise to over 200+ clientele in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Washington State, California and Arizona in the areas of: Small Business (101) Training, Conference Facilitation, Business Plan Development, Administrative Management, Marketing Research & Development, Procurement Assistance & Packaging, Business Registration & Certifications, Organizational & Operation Management, Loans, Financial Packaging, Bonding Assistance, Database Management, Grant Writing & Research, Course Instruction & Training, Project Management, Tourism Familiarization (FAM) Tours, SBA 8(a) Packaging, Small Disadvantage Business (SDB), HUB Zone, Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certifications, System for Awards Management (SAM) Registration, Housing & Economic Development Assessments, Survey Development and Business Community & Economic Development Research.
Greetings and Welcome !
We hope this email finds you well. In preparation for our upcoming November / December Collaborative Matchmaker Event, our Four Winds Diversified (FWD) Team formally invites you to join us for our October 2021 Webinar titled - "Understanding and Capitalizing on the Buy Indian Act," scheduled for Thursday, October 29th, from 11am - 12pm (MST).
Our Team is honored to invite Ms. Kay Bills, President of Strategic Native American Partnerships, LLC to share her in-depth knowledge of the Buy Indian Act Program. The presentation will also focus on the following items:
• History of the Buy Indian Act
• Agencies who use the Buy Indian Act
• Eligibility and Set-A-Side Determination
• New Legislation / Outreach Requirements
• and Much More !!
We will also be discussing our upcoming Collaborative Matchmaking Event where your company / organization will be able to meet with buyers for 15-minute virtual meetings. Click on the link below to Register and to receive more information on our speaker and a description on FWD Project October Webinar.
FWD Project - October 2021 - 'Understanding and Capitalizing on the Buy Indian Act' Link:
Taos Pueblo Native (Taos, NM) & Peace Pipe Artisan Dean Johnson, interview explores the history of Taos Pueblo Native and Tribal Member’s beginning, showcasing his unique talent, producing authentic Native American piece pipes. This success story shares the perception of an artisan’s inspiring perseverance to progress in today's economy
Data Management of New Mexico is 100% Native-Owned & operated data management, training & consulting firm, specializing in Federal Government training & certifications. Russell Pedro, Pueblo of Laguna Tribal Member & Entrepreneur shares his story of growing up on the reservation & being inspired by elders & close family members. Focused on his path to serve his community & pass on his life lessons and traditions to his children, this success story features the importance of family, tradition, a powerful network & solid partnerships within the business community.
NEZ/FCI Native American , LLC - Virtual success story featuring Dekker, Perich, Sabatini Architecture & Design depicts the working relationship with the design team and contractor involving the Lukachukai Community School located on the Navajo reservation in Northern Arizona. This success story explores the dynamic relationships essential to large-scale government contracting while revealing the delicate balance of designing & building a community with sensitive cultural boundaries. This project created over1,000 jobs during the Covid Pandemic, keeping the Native American workforce safe & employed in Indian Country.
TRANSFORMING SINGLE-FAMILY HOMEOWNERSHIP
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe’s Innovative Housing Project
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe’s Housing Department has been awarded tax credits for a $19.5 million project from the Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH)Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program to fund its newest housing project, Itom Pohco’oria Kari’m or Our Desert Homes. Nez-FCI Native American LLC, based in Glendale, Ariz., partnered with the tribe to build the units and to comply with the Pascua Yaqui Tribe TERO office to provide community involvement for local hires in turn creating 200 new jobs and 20 jobs retained. The project will create a new neighborhood on a 40-acre vacant plot on the southern end f the reservation in Tucson.
The completed project will offer 50 units of mixed-income, single-family housing in two-, three &four-bedroom home styles. The project is part of the highly anticipated Yaqui Square development.
This is the largest tax credit the Pascua Yaqui Tribe has ever been awarded by ADOH and is one of the largest housing projects ADOH has ever awarded on Tribal land. Fifty families will be selected off the tribe’s 1,100-person waiting list to live in eco-friendly, rent-to-buy homes. The project will have a focus on cutting-edge concepts, incorporating ultra-modern design, smart home features, high quality amenities and green construction standards such as xeriscaping and solar panel capabilities. Construction is expected to begin in 2021, with the goal of having the project completed by2023.
Titan Facility Services, LLC – This success story delves into a start-up company securing government contracts within months of being established. An entrepreneur’s vision and keen ability to recognize the government contracting marketplace and the handshake between teaming partners. This company’s “Born Big” success story not only provokes the banal process of government contracting but excites the spirit of entrepreneurship within the government sector. www.titanfs.orguture
Future Success Stories Coming
THE MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AGENCY IS PERMANENTLY AUTHORIZED IN BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL
Bill’s passage assigns an Under Secretary to oversee the Agency, mandates services to rural areas, provides authorities for a new Minority Business Development Grant program and the creation of partnerships with HBCU’s and minority-serving institutions.
(Washington, DC - November 15, 2021) Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is made permanent and will be expanded and elevated with the passage of this historic legislation. This action allows the agency to increase their programs and outreach to the Nation’s more than 9 million minority-owned businesses.
“President Biden has made clear his commitment to not just rebuilding to how things were before COVID-19, but to building back better and more equitably,” said U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo. “The Minority Business Development Agency is ready to step into this historic moment and build on its success – because we recognize that America’s road to recovery runs through our minority business community. Making MBDA a statutory Agency provides MBDA with the authorities, workforce and resources needed to help level the playing field on behalf of minority businesses and minority entrepreneurs.”
“The Department of Commerce and MBDA play a pivotal role in promoting the growth and competitiveness of minority-owned businesses,” said U.S. Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary Don Graves. “This legislation is transformative and signifies a new era in minority business development and progress toward addressing the long-standing racial disparities in access to capital, contracts, and business ecosystems.”
“Created by Executive Order in 1969, the Minority Business Development Agency is the only federal agency solely dedicated to the growth and global competitiveness of minority business enterprises,” said Miguel Estién, Acting National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency. “The Minority Business Development Act of 2021 is one of the most significant pieces of legislation impacting the minority business community in the last 50 years. I look forward to helping lead the Agency’s transformation at this critical juncture in our nation’s history.”
The bill expands the geographic reach of the MBDA by authorizing the creation of regional MBDA offices, rural business centers, and increasing the number and scope of existing programs.
The Act also:
• Creates a presidentially appointed and Senate-confirmed Under Secretary of Commerce for Minority Business Development to lead the agency.
• Increases the MBDA’s grant-making capacity to partner with community and national nonprofits engaged in private and public sector development as well as research.
• Mandates the creation of the Parren J. Mitchel Entrepreneurship Education Grants Program to cultivate the next generation of minority entrepreneurs on the campuses HBCUs and MSIs across the Nation.
• Creates a council to advise the Under Secretary on supporting MBEs; and
• Authorizes the Under Secretary to coordinate federal MBE programs.
The MBDA will report on the implementation milestones of the Minority Business Development Act of 2021 through the website, www.MBDA.gov.
Hello, I'm Michael D. Peacock , CEO & President of Southwest Business Development Consultants, LLC. My entire business life has been dedicated to serving American Indian & Minority-owned businesses. My passion is to be an inspiration, role model and mentor to assist our local communities in building self-sufficiency and empowerment. Mr. Peacock’s commitment to the betterment of American Indian & minority communities is evidenced through the motto that he personally created, which is “Prepare For Success”. Mr. Peacock is an enrolled tribal member of the Pueblo of Laguna (New Mexico) along with Seneca/Mohawk tribal descent. He possesses a B.B.A. Degree from the College of Santa Fe with concentrations in Accounting and Business Management. Mr. Peacock is also a 2008 Graduate of Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth – Building a High-Performing Minority Business – MBDA Partnership Program.
Mr. Peacock possesses 31 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 through his past and current affiliations with the New Mexico Native American Business Development Center and the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development – Native American Business Consultant Program, Management Consulting Services Program and Marketing & Procurement Services Program.
In addition, Mr. Peacock has served over the years on numerous boards, associations and committees throughout Indian Country to include: Laguna Commercial Enterprise Board of Directors, San Ildefonso Pueblo Enterprise Corporation Board of Directors, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute Business Advisory Member, Native American Finance Officers Association Member, American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico Board of Directors, University of New Mexico-Institute of Public Law-Project Change Fair Lending Center Advisory Member, Northwest New Mexico Community Development Corporation – Micro Enterprise Lending Team Advisory Member, and the UNM – Anderson School of Management, American Indian Business Association Mentor/Protége Program.
Mr. Peacock served as Executive Director of the New Mexico Native American Business Enterprise Center from 1991-2001 and from 2007-2018, Mr. Peacock possessed a role as the contracted Associate Director for the MBDA Business Center (American Indian/Alaska Native Program), which was funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce-Minority Business Development Agency and operated by the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico.
Mr. Peacock assisted MBDA Business Center Clients in securing over $683,050,028 Million Dollars of Awarded Contracts & Financial Transactions, which has resulted in over 3,020 new jobs created and/or retained. Mr. Peacock’s exemplary performance resulted in the MBDA Business Center attaining the elite "THE CENTURY CLUB AWARD" each year since 2007, which was awarded to any of the 40 national MBDA Business Center funded centers achieving a cumulative quantitative goal performance of 100 % and over. The AICCNM recognized an outstanding Return on Investment from Mr. Peacock over 11 years of service.
Darla M. Jones serves as the Project Manager for the Four Winds Diversified Project and Southwest Business Development Consultants. Her main role is overseeing the projects administrative and reporting functions, engaging new clients, provide 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. Ms. Jones' focus is promoting entrepreneurship, small business training & coaching, assessment & certification services for Federal set- aside programs. Ms. Jones Directs, Edits & Produces the Four Winds Diversified Project Virtual Success Stories and client content.
Darla has co-owned a chauffeur transportation company and possesses eight years of experience as a Business Consultant with the New Mexico Native American Business Enterprise Center Minority Business Development Agency. She has served as a board member for the NM Diversity Leadership Council and is an avid volunteer for the Albuquerque Public School Community Diners. Ms. Jones is Dine and Iroquois decent and is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation.
Russell F. Pedro, President / CEO Data Management of New Mexico, LLC
Project Role: Senior Business Certification & Training Specialist
Russell F. Pedro, President & CEO of Data Management of New Mexico, LLC. is a member of the Pueblo of Laguna, one of the 19 Pueblo Tribes of New Mexico. Mr. Pedro possess over 18 years’ experience in providing comprehensive business and economic development services and training to individuals, minority and women-owned business, our Native youth, Native American Tribes and Tribal Organizations in New Mexico and across the United States through past affiliations with the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Native American Business Development Center Network.
U.S. Department of Commerce - Minority Business Development Agency
DOI- Bureau of Indian Affairs
DOI - Bureau of Indian Education
DHHS -Indian Health Services
Kirtland Air Force Base
Navajo Nation Parks & Recreation Department
Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development
Navajo Nation Shopping Centers, Inc.
First Mesa Consolidated Villages
Indian Land Working Group
Ramah Navajo – Cedar Bluff Development Corporation
Hopi Tribal Housing Authority
Hualapai Tribal Nation
Isleta Pueblo Housing Authority
Laguna Housing Development & Management Enterprises
Da Ak E Halani Development, Inc.
American Indian Chamber of Commerce of NM
Pueblo of Laguna Commercial Enterprises
Eight Northern Indian Pueblos, Inc.
Tohatchi Area of Opportunity & Services, Inc.
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Tribe
Ancient Storytellers Learning Center
Quechan Indian Tribe
Navajo Housing Authority
C & I Engineering
National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
State of New Mexico
Capacity Builders Inc.
Crownpoint Day School
Haskell Indian Nations University
Inscription House Health Center
Most Definitely, LLC
Navajo Division of Transportation
Navajo Nation Facilities Maintenance
Sunrise Regional Treatment Center
Tuba City Boarding School
Universal Waste Systems of New Mexico
Universal Waste Systems, Inc.
Presidio Environmental Service Southwest, LLC
BIE-Lake Valley Navajo School
Pascua Yaqui Tribe
Southwest Business Development Consultants, LLC was recognized and featured in Albuquerque Business First publication (February 23-March 1, 2018 edition) “The List- Meet New Mexico’s American Indian-Owned Businesses” with recognizing the firm as the #2 performing business as ranked by 2017 New Mexico Revenue.
Southwest Business Development Consultants, LLC was recognized and featured in Albuquerque Business First publication (February 1-7, 2019 edition) “Largest American Indian-Owned Businesses”with recognizing the firm as the #3 performing business as ranked by 2018 New Mexico Revenue.
Southwest Business Development Consultants, LLC was recognized and featured in Albuquerque Business First publication (January 31- February 6, 2020 edition) “American Indian-Owned Businesses”with recognizing the firm as the #6 performing business as ranked by 2019 New Mexico Revenue.
SWBDC,LLC is again appreciative to thank Albuquerque Business First publication (January 22, 2021 edition) “American Indian-Owned Businesses” with recognizing my firm as the #4 performing business as ranked by 2020 New Mexico Revenue. It is with great honor, pride, respect and humbleness that we share this honor with our family, friend
SWBDC,LLC is again appreciative to thank Albuquerque Business First publication (January 22, 2021 edition) “American Indian-Owned Businesses” with recognizing my firm as the #4 performing business as ranked by 2020 New Mexico Revenue. It is with great honor, pride, respect and humbleness that we share this honor with our family, friends, customers, clients, partners, employees and business associates, who have believed and supported the dream of entrepreneurship, especially during a pandemic. Our firm is grateful to Darla Jones, Project Manager & Acorn Food Services Inc., who have been a great partner since 2014 and have played a major role in our successful penetration into the Contract Food Management Service industry in 2017.
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