Entrepreneurs from Five Tribal Nations Meet in Sioux City

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. ...
Native financial institutions hold policy summit in Washington D.C. November 19-21

Native financial institutions hold policy summit in Washington D.C. November 19-21

Native American-serving community development financial institutions to set policy priorities and then meet directly with Congress News Release Native CDFI Network The Native CDFI Network (NCN) will hold the first annual Policy Summit this week in Washington, D.C., on November 19-21. At the Summit, Native American-serving community development financial institutions (NCDFIs) will set policy priorities ...
Free 2-Day Native American Entrepreneurial Empowerment Workshop

Free 2-Day Native American Entrepreneurial Empowerment Workshop

Aspiring Entrepreneur or Small Business Owner? Attend a free 2-Day Native American Entrepreneurial Empowerment Workshop December 5 -6 | 9 am – 4 pm Hilton Garden Inn Riverfront, 1132 Larsen Park Rd., Sioux City Iowa. Class materials & refreshments provided Training by RedWind in Partnership with the Native360 Loan Fund – certified Native CDFI FIRST ...
Upton Meets with Other National Leaders in New Mexico to Discuss Capital Needs

Upton Meets with Other National Leaders in New Mexico to Discuss Capital Needs

ALBUQUERQUE – Native American leaders, bankers and federal officials met here Aug. 27-28 to discuss capital needs of Indian Country and modernizing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) to better meet the needs of tribal governments and citizens.
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Entrepreneurs from Nine Tribal Nations Gather for Empowerment Workshop

Entrepreneurs from Nine Tribal Nations Gather for Empowerment Workshop

Native360 Loan Fund hosted a Native American Entrepreneurial Empowerment Workshop in association with RedWind Group on April 1-2 in Carter Lake, IA. Many of the 17 attendees had extensive business experience, while others are still on the path to their dream of owning a business. ...
Native360 Executive Participates in Harvard Program

Native360 Executive Participates in Harvard Program

NeighborWorks America selected Pete Upton, executive director of Native360 Loan Fund Inc., was one of 45 leaders for the NeighborWorks Achieving Excellence Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. The NeighborWorks program, sponsored in part by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, is an 18-month program that provides executives with skills to ...
Native360 Chosen to Receive Lending Capital and Grants

Native360 Chosen to Receive Lending Capital and Grants

Native360 Loan Fund Inc., is one of 19 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs)  to receive lending capital and grants from the Wells Fargo Works for Small Business Diverse Capital program. Recipients were announced Dec. 6, 2018. Funds are used to deliver affordable financial products and technical assistance to diverse small businesses that  do not typically ...
Upton Helps Lead Native CDFI Conference

Upton Helps Lead Native CDFI Conference

Native360’s Pete Upton joined Native American leaders from across the country Nov. 28-29, 2018, for the Native CDFI Network’s Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. ...
Native Artist Professional Development Training

Native Artist Professional Development Training

The training was held at the Ohiya Casino & Resort, Niobrara, NE on May 5th – 6th, 2018. Our two-day Native Artist training was in associate with First Peoples Fund. This training was designed for emerging and seasoned artists alike. This training gave artists real-world tools and detailed resources to navigate the arts industry and ...
Native American Entrepreneurial Empowerment Workshop

Native American Entrepreneurial Empowerment Workshop

Our entrepreneurial workshop was held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Sioux City on September 20th & 21st. The workshop was designed for start-ups or small business look to expand. The training provided comprehensive information indispensable to entrepreneurs and covered topics such as business models, planning, access to capital, marketing, basic bookkeeping, break-even analyses, ...
Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University

This is a nine lesson course based on simple money-management strategies. We discuss the basics of saving, budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future and much more. We conducted three financial peace university classes this past year. Our Omaha classes graduated November 13th, 2017 & March 5th, 2018 and our Norfolk Class October 30th, 2017. ...
Launch Box Native Small Business Workshop

Launch Box Native Small Business Workshop

This 5-Part Series was held at the Northern Ponca Housing in Norfolk, NE. Our entrepreneurial & small business series was developed for Native start-ups or existing business. Our team of professionals offered assistance in business plan preparation, accounting, taxes, legal, marketing, social media & employee training and development.

The series included Box of Chocolate Session – June 13th |Launch Box Session – July 12th |Shoe Box Session – July 25th Virtual Box Session – August 22nd |Treasurer Chest Session – September 19th ...