Promoting & Fostering Entrepreneurship in Native Communities
The RedWind Group will deliver the Native American Business Development Workshops to aspiring and emerging Native entrepreneurs in communities throughout Indian Country in 2013. The two-day training events will provide aspiring Native entrepreneurs with the knowledge and resources necessary to successfully launch their business ideas as well as support emerging Indian-owned businesses with the tools to grow and excel in the business community.
“The collaboration between Redwind, ONABEN and the SBA’s Office of Native American Affairs is a huge opportunity for Indian Country. Together we will deliver trainings at 23 sites in Native communities across the United States,” saidVeronica Hix, Marketing and Entrepreneurial Services Manager for ONABEN. “We will focus on areas that are important to business growth and development such as, marketing, government contracting and certification programs to name a few.”
According, to Mr. Kyle Smith, founder of RedWind, “Native American Entrepreneurs face unique challenges, but have a great potential to drive economic development in American Indian Communities and Native Villages.”
“This is a great way to create partnerships in your area and provide business development information to your local community,” said Hix. “We are interested in partnering with Native CDFIs, Tribal governments, Tribal Colleges, Indian Chambers, a number of organizations and programs to connect with Native Americans in business or those interested in pursuing small business.”
For more information about enrolling or bringing a workshop to your community please contract Veronica Hix at (503) 968-1500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RedWind Group, Inc is a native operated technical assistance firm that helps transform and build strong tribal nations, enterprises, and organizations. They provide the experience and practical tools to help organizations meet the challenges facing tribal communities today.
ONABEN: A Native American Business Network is a nonprofit, public-benefit corporation created in 1991 by Northwest Indian Tribes to increase the success of private businesses owned by Native Americans. ONABEN offers training and support and is focused on developing entrepreneurship in Indian Communities.