Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We’re here to make sure all of your questions are answered while working with Tinner Enterprises LLC. We’ve outlined some frequently asked questions (FAQ).

Mission

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    What is Black Wall Street?

    Tulsa, Oklahoma’s ‘Black Wall Street’ flourished as a self-contained Hub in the early 1900s in the United States. It was a neighborhood built for Black people, by Black people in the Greenwood district. You can learn more on our Black Wall Street blog post.

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    Why is entrepreneurship important for African Americans?

    Black Entrepreneurship is about empowering a community that has faced historical institutionalized oppression. It allows African Americans, as a community, to circulate the Black dollar within their community several times over so that their community has jobs, scholarships, and more.

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    Why is entrepreneurship important for Native Americans?

    Native Americans (North American Indigenous) are nearly twice as likely to live in poverty and more likely to be unemployed compared to all Americans. This affects their ability to use their savings and assets to self-finance, to qualify for bank loans, and to undertake the risk of entrepreneurial ventures. However, entrepreneurship has the potential to contribute to economic growth within the Native American community.

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    Why is entrepreneurship important for Pacific Islanders?

    In Indigenous societies throughout the world ‘business’ and economic activities are embedded in cultural and social aspects, creating unique styles of entrepreneurship, which are often community-orientated, and with diverse livelihood outcomes. In the Pacific Island country of Samoa, the Samoan way of life and culture (fa’aSamoa) is intricately interwoven with rural entrepreneurial activity.

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    Why is entrepreneurship important for the LatinX community?

    The LatinX (South American Indigenous) community has a purchasing power of $1.7 trillion, the LatinX community has the numbers to hold substantial economic influence. However, the representation is lacking in many circles such as business and start-ups. Creating more LatinX entrepreneurs allows the LatinX community to break into spaces where they aren’t well represented.

Nonprofit

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    Do you support nonprofits that don't focus on communities of color?

    Yes and no. If your nonprofit’s clients are over 30% non-POC then we won’t be able to support your work. However, if your nonprofit services at least 70% POC members then we are open to supporting your work. You can learn more on our Nonprofits page.

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    What do you look at before choosing to support a nonprofit?

    We look at a variety of factors before deciding to support a nonprofit. The main factor is the demographics they support. We prioritize nonprofits that make an impact in the lives of Black/African American, Arab, LatinX, Indigenous/Native American, and Pacific Islander communities. Also, we look at the staff, leadership, volunteers, and board of directors of each nonprofit. The individuals in those roles must be reflective of the populations they’re serving before we will support a nonprofit.

Consulting

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    Can entrepreneurs retain your services if they aren't a person of color?

    Of course! We welcome all entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and schools who feel they can benefit from our advisement to retain Tinner Enterprises LLC. Nonetheless, we hold all entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and schools to the same standards when reviewing proposals.

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    What qualities does an ideal client have for your consulting services?

    The main factor that the Tinner family and Tinner Enterprises LLC will look at when reviewing your consulting request is if you’re fully committed to your own success. We can provide you with resources, knowledge, and support but if you’re not ready to fully commit to working on executing your own vision then it won’t yield results. Also, we look at if we’re actually able to be a value add to your work. Sometimes the industry you’re in may not be one we have expertise available in and thus we will let you know we can’t help you. However, you can learn more about our requirements and submit a proposal on our consulting page for nonprofits, businesses, or schools.

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    What's the difference between consulting and packages?

    Consulting is focused on mainly advice and guidance provided by Tinner Enterprises LLC to your company. However, the packages involve not only advice and guidance but also provides you with hands-on support from our team to execute on some of the items needed.

Investing

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    Do you invest in businesses that are not owned by people of color?

    Yes, we accept proposals for resource investing and financial investing from any entrepreneur regardless of their ethnicity. However, in that situation we do prioritize ventures that we believe will have a positive impact on communities of color, either through direct products and services or indirectly through corporate social responsibility.

    Currently, we are only providing financial investment to students and families of the World Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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    What is financial investing?

    Financial investing is related to stock investment or other forms of investment in exchange for ownership of a company. In this case, Tinner Enterprises LLC would give financial capital to you in exchange for a percentage of ownership in your company. 

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    What is resource investing?

    Resource investing is similar to investing capital into a startup in exchange for a percentage of ownership. However, in resource investing you provide access to resources at no cost to the startup in exchange for a percentage of ownership. In our case we invest both human and non-human resources into startups in exchange for a percentage of ownership.

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    What qualities do you look for in a company before making a financial investment?

    Similarly to consulting services and resource investing, we prioritize the level of commitment to success of the entrepreneur and nonprofit. However, with financial investing we are more strict in the review of the profitability of the venture and how quickly we would see a return on our investment. Also, we take into consideration the history and experience of the entrepreneur who submits a proposal. 

    Currently, we are only providing financial investment to students and families of the World Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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    What qualities do you look for in a company before making a resource investment?

    Similarly to consulting services and financial investing, we prioritize the level of commitment to success of the entrepreneur and nonprofit. However, with resource investing we are more flexible on how quickly we would like to see a return on our investment. Also, we’re more open to risky investments when it comes to resource investing.

    Currently, we are only providing resource investment to students and families of the World Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Partnering

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    Do you partner with individuals outside of Washington state?

    Yes, we welcome partnerships from all individuals and businesses from North America (Canada, United States and Mexico), South America, and Africa-Arabia. However, our partners must have a focus on improving the socioeconomic standing of Black/African Americans, Arabs LatinX, Indigenous/Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders. You can learn more on our Partnerships page.

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    Do you partner with non-BIPOC members and businesses?

    Yes, we’re more than happy to work with non-BIPOC members and businesses that wish to improve the socioeconomic standing of Black/African Americans, Arabs, LatinX, Indigenous/Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders. However, we do ask our partners to understand that even though they are passionate, the aforementioned ethnic groups are the resident experts on their needs and how we can best support them towards their definition of success. You can learn more on our Partnerships page.

Hebrews

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    What is a Hebrew?

    A Hebrew is an Afro Asiatic descendant of Abar who is a descendant of Sham. Through the Yashar’al line they became twelve tribes, that are known as the Africans who were kidnapped and made into prisoners of war during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. Through the Yashama’al line they became twelve tribes and are known as the indigenous Arabs with quantities of melanin.

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    What is the Shabath?

    The Shabath to cease, desist, rest and is given to the people by YHUH to be kept Set-Apart. During shabath, all operations stop from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday. The family and their staff spend time resting and with their own respective families during this time.

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