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Entreprenuership Resources


ONABEN works with Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities throughout the country to support and empower aspiring entrepreneurs.




Craft3 is a regional nonprofit CDFI that makes loans to strengthen the economic, ecological and family resilience in Oregon and Washington. We lend to businesses, families and nonprofits, including those without access to traditional financing.


The Acorn Project

Small business resource center providing support for Native American entrepreneurs.


Office of Native American Affairs – Small Business Administration

The Office of Native American Affairs mission is to ensure that American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians seeking to create, develop and expand small businesses have full access to the necessary business development and expansion tools available through the Agency’s entrepreneurial development, lending and procurement programs.


Department of the Interior – Indian Affairs Loan Guarantee Program

The purpose of the Program is to encourage eligible borrowers to develop viable Indian businesses through conventional lender financing. The direct function of the Program is to help lenders reduce excessive risks on loans they make. That function in turn helps borrowers secure conventional financing that might otherwise be unavailable.


Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County

EDASC offers support to small businesses and entrepreneurs through its partnerships with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), SCORE, the Northwest Innovation Resource Center (NWIRC), and their own Latino business retention and expansion program.


SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, with more than 10,000 volunteers in 300 chapters.


As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964.

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