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?A Pecya (Hello Everyone) and welcome! Sister Sky Inc. is thrilled to announce the launch of the Native Business Center website, Indian Country’s premier hub for all native business news!  The Native Business Center is passionate about linking native-owned small business with training, technical assistance, up-to-date small business information and resources specifically for Native American business owners.

Upcoming Trainings

Up-to-date information regarding current business trainings for you to grow and thrive. Our team will help you register for free virtual small business trainings such as Sister Sky Inc.’s Native SBA Empowerment Workshops.

Funding & Resources

We provide direct links to funding and other resources for your small business. Information about small business financial guidance and support is just a click away!

Grants

Here you can find grants that are accepting applications right now for businesses in Washington state. Take a look and see if your business is eligible for any of these grants.

Loans

If you’re looking for loans to fund your business, this page has a list of low interest and high interest loans that you can apply for. Some loans only apply to certain businesses or counties.

Native Business Spotlight

This fun section is dedicated to shining a light on Native entrepreneurs doing amazing things.

divinAmerica

divinAmerica: cultivating foodways and lifeways of the Americas Empowering Your Ideas: Comprehensive Support for Conceptualization and Execution From food business start up through site selection to menu development and go-live…

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Native Candy

We are a small, wholly Native – owned business dedicated to our traditional ways, living healthy and sharing that health in our community. We harvest wild foods direct from Mother…

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Camp Crier

In many Native American traditions, those who reported news were called Camp Criers. Camp Criers would walk, run or ride from person to person or home to home until everyone was informed.

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OMWBE

The Washington State Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWBE) is conducting a series of Government Contracting Listening Sessions throughout the state. We need community input—both knowledge and lived…

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Oregon State University levels $10M to support Northwest tribes in exploring industrial hemp

Oregon State University will leverage a $10 million grant through the Department of Agriculture to help tribes explore industrial hemp opportunities. The university’s five-year old Global Hemp Innovation Center (GHIC)…

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Reservation Economic Summit 2024 draws record crowd

https://tribalbusinessnews.com/sections/economic-development/14648-unity-opportunity-record-crowd-gathers-at-2024-reservation-economic-summit

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Opportunity for Native Artist

The Green Transportation Program team at the Washington State University Energy Program is seeking qualifications from individual Native American artists or Native-owned firms to produce graphic art (logo) and, potentially,…

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Navajo Nation secures $88.7M in federal small business funding

The Navajo Nation is set to receive $88.7 million in funding through the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) program. The initiative aims to boost small businesses on and off…

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