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Small Business Coaching Tools Now Available

Signup to request free access to Native360 Initiate, more than 100 interactive tools, templates. videos, guides and other resources to help grow your business. Space is limited.

Developing strong Native  

business leaders, families and citizens of all tribes in Nebraska, Iowa, and southeast South Dakota.

 Native 360 Loan Fund’s mission is to provide affordable credit, capital, technical assistance and related programs to help build strong and self-sufficient Native American business owners, families and citizens. We serve the citizens of all tribes in Nebraska, Iowa, and southeast South Dakota.

Announcing Native360’s Friday NOON ZOOMS

Quick online training to help grow your business. Spend 30 minutes for lunch with us every Friday.

You’ll receive tips, tricks and be able to ask questions on our topic of the day. Attend four of our upcoming sessions and Native360 will send you a gift card for a free lunch. (Restrictions and details apply.)

Latest Past Events

Quickbooks – Session 2

12/4/2020 - Session 1 Topics: Make Deposits Receive Payments Set up Chart of Accounts QBO Dashboard Overview Enter Invoices & Sales Receipts 12/11/2020 - Session 2 Topics: Pay Bills EnterRead more

Quickbooks – Session 1

12/4/2020 - Session 1 Topics: Make Deposits Receive Payments Set up Chart of Accounts QBO Dashboard Overview Enter Invoices & Sales Receipts 12/11/2020 - Session 2 Topics: Pay Bills EnterRead more

Put More Revenue in Your Pocket with Our Small Business Sales Strategies

Whatever industry your business is in, growing revenue has never been more important. Sometimes it’s a matter of upselling to a bigger cup of coffee or adding a shot of expresso. Sometimes it’s suggesting a muffin with the coffee sale.

Visit our business coaching portal to watch an 11-minute video with all sorts of strategies like these from Bob Fish, founder of Biggby Coffee and other small business owners. There’s also a great post with five simple steps you can take to build new customers, as well as a marketing checklist and sales planning tool.

    N360 Executive Director Joins CDFI Call with Janet Yellen

Treasury Secretary-designate Janet Yellen and Deputy Treasury Secretary-designate Wally Adeyemo met with a group of Presidents and CEOs representing local, regional and national CDFIs and MDIs, including Native360’s own Pete Upton.

Success Stories – Hedgewood Tree Service LLC

Hedgewood Tree Service LLC started in 2015 with one employee and minimal equipment. Over the years, and with the help of Native360 Loan Fund, owner Matt Nightser has watched his business grow tremendously.

CDFIs Are On Your Side

Hear from real small business owners who have benefited from CDFI assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic, including Native360 participant Badboy Ink!

Our Clients Say It Best

Have you been thinking about working with Native360, but aren’t sure what to expect? You aren’t alone.

Please take a few minutes and watch this short video. You’ll learn more about Native360 from business owners we have worked with in the past. Bottom line: We’re here to help you start or build a strong Native business.

Native360 is a Proud Supporter of
Glass Services

For rapidly growing Glass Services of Council Bluffs, IA, scaling from 5 to 30 employees in one year presented a unique set of challenges. Sean Nightser, a Ponca tribe member, and his wife Leigh, turned to the team at Native360 Loan Fund for help with business coaching, industry-specific consultants, commercial loans and other financial services.

“The business coaching helped quite a bit, “Sean Nightser said. “It really was much more than I expected. They just wanted to help, and it was just a good feeling because I didn’t know what to expect.”

Native360 is a Proud Supporter of Jessica Johnson

Native360 is proud to support Jessica Johnson in the 2019 Miss Omaha Pageant. Contestants volunteer in the Omaha metro area and across the state of Nebraska, promoting issues important to them and inspiring people everywhere to become the best version of themselves. Contest participants have gone on to become successful doctors, businesswomen, world champions and award-winning journalists.

Thanks for Helping Native360 #GrowWithGoogle

We’ve been selected as one of the five Nebraska nonprofits to win #GICNebraska, with a prize of $175,000 in grant funding and the best of Google’s training and tools.

Entrepreneurs from Five Tribal Nations Meet in Sioux City

Native360 Loan Fund hosted a two-day Native American Entrepreneurial Empowerment Workshop in association with RedWind Group on Dec. 5-6 in Sioux City, IA.

Native360 Executive Director Pete Upton provided a team of Native360 consultants to assist Native American entrepreneurs during the two-day event. Attendees from four states and five tribal nations — Ponca, Meskwaki, Seminole, Yankton Sioux and Cherokee — came with a variety of business and entrepreneurial backgrounds.

Martin Eggert

“Financial Peace University has shown me how to make sure every dollar of my money is working for me and serving a purpose, instead of just being used on unplanned spur of the moment purchases”

Martin Eggert
Financial Peace University Graduate

Jenny Jones

“I found this course to be great. It really teaches you to manage your money. Make your money work for you. In nine weeks I have cut up two credit cards and almost have my emergency fund.”

Jenny Jones
Financial Peace University Graduate

Valerie Wright

“This class has been very beneficial and I have already started to save for my $1000 emergency fund. This class has helped me understand buying insurance, to save money for retirement and how to get out of debt.”

Valerie Wright
Financial Peace University Graduate

Ruthanne Gallup

“I wish everyone would take this class and put into practice the concepts that were taught”

Ruthanne Gallup
Financial Peace University Graduate

Tara Wahcahunka

“I came to the training unsure of the business aspect of my work. I’m walking away with a new found confidence in all the knowledge that was shared.”

Tara Wahcahunka
Native Artist Professional Development Attendee

Ricky Wright, Jr.

”The Native Artist Professional Development Training was a great learning experience. I would recommend the training to not only upcoming artist, but also, to anyone intended in Native Culture and/or business.”

Ricky Wright, Jr.

Janet Gill

“It has been a pleasure to work with Native360l. It is a rare experience to find a loan company that walks along beside the owner and provides counsel and assistance along the way. The help with planning, problem-solving, and business model tuning, coaching, and bookkeeping has been phenomenal. The resource connections are top-notch. First Ponca Financial joins in celebrating successes and assists new business owners in overcoming hardships and stresses that are sure to happen in the operation of a new business”

Janet Gill
Owner of Bloomfield Tire & Oil

Jessica Johnson

“I had a great experience! Being a small business owner can be very stressful at times but the whole organization was so caring of my situation. They helped me through a difficult period. I call them my Knights in Shining Armor! Amazing people and I highly recommend!”

Jessica Johnson
Owner of Living Beautifully Spa

Matthew Nightser

“The team were true professionals. I felt that they cared about my personal and financial wellbeing. They actually go out of their way to make sure you are on the right track. Their communication is excellent and their business ethics are superb. They certainly know what they are doing. What a wonderful experience!”

Matthew Nightser
Owner of Hedgewood402

Success Stories