EMPOWERING ENTREPENUERS & GRASSROOTS CAPACITY BUILDING DEVELOPMENTThrough our Empowering Entrepreneurs & Grassroots Capacity Building Development project, ONABEN worked with Native communities throughout the country, to implement sustainable economic development strategies.
NATIVE WOMEN ARTIST ACCELERATORSONABEN’s accelerator programs provide culturally appropriate training and assistance to Native women artisans. Those services aim to accelerate the growth and success of Native-owned businesses.
SOCIAL ENTREPRENUERSHIP INITIATIVEIn 2011 ONABEN embarked on a broad scope initiative with Northwest Area Foundation to challenge a cohort of nine nonprofits and community development financial institutions (CDFIs) working in Indian Country to search for impacts through the lens of social entrepreneurship.
ONABEN’s proprietary Indianpreneurship® suite of products offers a variety of unique curricula designed for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian entrepreneurs in various stages of business development and growth.
Creating Cost Proposals for Federal Contracts
Bridge to Success travels to Albuquerque, New Mexico June 4 and 5, 2018. Co-sponsored by the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico and the New Mexico PTAC, ONABEN will host a 2-day FREE interactive training for small businesses interested in learning to develop a compliant cost proposal for federal contracts.Read more >
Indianpreneurship: Train the Trainer, March 13-14, 2018 in Tulsa
Join ONABEN in Tulsa, Oklahoma March 13 and 14, 2018 to become an Indianpreneurship® certified instructor.Read more >
Bridge to Success Recruitment is Open!
Are you interested in growing your business? Do you want to learn about business certification, procurement and purchasing programs with government agencies and corporations?Read more >
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Kuha'o Business Center
We are working with the Kuha'o Business Center serving local entrepreneurs.
Authentically Cherokee Art Market
In partnership with Sequoyah Fund, we host an annual art market featuring the unique work of Cherokee artists.
ONABEN's long-standing partnership with Sequoyah Fund has resulted in a myriad of trainings to support the development of Cherokee artists.
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians
ONABEN has completed significant work and trainings with Turtle Mountain.
ONABEN Satellite Office
ONABEN has a satellite office and staff in Tulsa, Oklahoma to better serve more people throughout Indian Country!
ONABEN has completed Indianpreneurship trainings with the Choctaw Nation.
ONABEN was founded in 1991 by four Oregon tribes and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
Fort Thompson, SD
During a time of leadership transition, we worked with staff and board to help the organization to continue to deliver its programs.
El Paso, TX
Tigua Business Center
Building the capacity of Native American small businesses through a peer mentoring and entrepreneurial exchange program.
Association for Enterprise Opportunity
Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO)
Squaxin Island Tribe, WA
Youth Financial Literacy Training
Youth financial literacy training events.
Lac du Flambeau, WI
Great Lakes Intertribal Council
ONABEN is conducting 8 two day Indianpreneurship trainings with the Great Lakes Intertribal Council in 2017.