Dale Rutherford

Special Projects Coordinator |

Over 35 years of experience in management including Project Management, Business & Financial Analyst, Operations Management, Strategic Planning, Startups, and Turnaround management. Experienced in the areas of business planning, managing, training, and startups for SMEs and big-box retail. Experience also includes more than six years in international business/Industrial development working with both private sector investment clients as well as government agencies.

Aside from having published research papers in national and international conferences, including the International Finance Conference, Dale has published three novels.

Title: Open For Business: Train the Trainer
Day/Time: Wednesday, 8/17 | 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Part I: The Power of a Network – Launched in 2021 with funding from Wells Fargo and the Siegel Family Endowment, the Open for Business Program brings together the RCAP network’s expertise in growing opportunity and small businesses in rural and tribal communities for more than 40 years.

Join members of the Open for Business working group to learn about how this initiative is helping the RCAP network to scale its expertise in serving rural Native, minority and women-owned businesses to all regions in our network, while building our internal capacity to co-develop and co-deliver training and support across organizations for greater impact.

Part II: How TAPs can get Involved – In part II of this session, TAPs will learn how they can help connect their communities with the Open for Business resources and support.