Native Business Center

?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.

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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.’c Native SBA Empowerment Workshops.

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Funding & Grant Resources

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

Washington Small Business Resiliency Grant

The primary purpose of the Washington State Small Business Resiliency Grant Program is to support businesses that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The State of Washington understands the challenges that many small businesses are currently facing. As an integral part of our community we want to support small businesses financially impacted by closures or restrictions related to COVID-19.
For businesses operating in Washington with a current business license, we have developed a Community Small Business Resiliency Grant Program using $5 Million of Federal CARES Act Relief Funds.

Deadline is: October 28, 2020 at NOON

Washington State’s Economic Partners

The Department of Commerce and your county’s Associate Development Organizations work closely together to promote Washington State in growing the economy and building communities statewide. Sister Sky Inc., through the Native Business Center, has been contracted by the Department of Commerce to reach Washington State Native-owned businesses.

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Native Business Spotlight

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

The Boulevard Coffee Company

We are thrilled to announce Vanessa Abrahamson as our first Native Business Spotlight. Please listen to her story on being a Washington State business owner through the COVID pandemic.

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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Washington State Department Launches Grant for Disadvantages Community Business Owners

Funding and Resources for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic SPOKANE, WA. (October 6, 2020) – Washington State’s Department of Commerce announced the launch of the Small Business Resiliency grant program! $5 million in grants will be awarded to small business owners in disadvantaged communities across Washington State. Sister Sky Inc. is the preferred contractor […]

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Northwest Native Development Fund Receives $1,083,300 Award From U.S. Treasury CDFI Fund

Native Business Center congratulates the Northwest Native Development Fund (NNDF). This is exciting news for Indian Country!  Good job NNDF! September 25, 2020 Coulee Dam Washington – The Northwest Native Development Fund (NNDF) learned yesterday that they will become the recipient of a $1,083,300 award for the expansion of services and to increase the volume of […]

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State Seeks to Address Economic Inequality by Increasing Culturally and Linguistically Relevant Help for Small Businesses Owners

Commerce partners with 20 community-based organizations statewide to provide technical assistance and other resources to underserved small businesses affected by COVID-19 September 24, 2020 OLYMPIA, WA –Small business owners now have more places to seek culturally and linguistically relevant help for dealing with COVID-19, thanks to expansion of the Small Business Resiliency Assistance program announced today by […]

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Passage of Native American Business Incubators Act is an Important Step for Native Entrepreneurship

This is what Indian Country has been waiting for! Native Business Center is very ecstatic for this news we received, stay tuned for updates! Bill now headed to President’s desk for signature into law  September 23, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (The National Center) cheered House passage of S. 294, the ‘Native […]

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Washington State Small Business Grant Program

Funding and Resources for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID Pandemic SPOKANE, WA. (September 11th, 2020) – The Washington State Department of Commerce has launched a second round of available funds in your county for small businesses impacted by COVID-19 through the Working Washington Small Business emergency grant program. Sister Sky Inc. has been contracted by […]

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