American Indian Business Resources

Local:
Search Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC’s website for business development, American Indian Business resources, and more. https://bpcwi.com/Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Incorporated (GLITC):  http://www.glitc.org/
Menominee Business Center, Renee Mahkimetas: http://www.menominee-nsn.gov/mitw/DepartmentDetails.aspx?departmentID=1800  rcmahkimetas@mitw.org,
(715) 799-5720.
Menominee Indian Chamber of Commerce & Business Office:  http://www.menomineechamberofcommerce.org/Northwoods NiiJii Enterprise Community:  http://www.niijii.org/NiiJii Capital Parnters, Inc.: Provides loans and development services for small businesses on the Menominee, Mole Lake and Lac du Flambeau Reservations.: http://www.niicap.org/Shawano County Economic Progress, Incorporated (SCEPI):  http://www.shawanoecondev.org/
Statewide:
AFF Research: http://affresearch.com/
American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin:  http://www.aiccw.org/Business Procurement Assistance Center: http://madisoncollege.edu/bpacCAP Services: http://www.capserv.org/Department of Workforce Development, Tribal Liaison, Rachelle Ashley: http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/, rachelle.ashley@dwd.state.wi.us, (608) 261-4883.
Forward Wisconsin: http://forwardwi.com/Green Bay Packer Mentor-Protégé Program:  http://www.packers.com/community/mentor-protege.htmlLac du Flambeau Chamber of Commerce: http://www.lacduflambeau.org/Milwaukee County Bid/Contract Opportunities: http://city.milwaukee.gov/ContractingOpportuniesMilwaukee County Bid Notifications: http://county.milwaukee.gov/PendingBidsQuotesand7951.htmNew North: http://www.thenewnorth.com/NWTC Business Assistance Center, Center for Entrepreneurship, Randall Smith: http://www.nwtc.edu/academics/training_and_cont_ed/entrepreneurship/Pages/Home.aspx, randall.smith@nwtc.edu, (920) 498-5505.
Outagamie County Planning Department Economic Development Links: http://www.co.outagamie.wi.us/planning/programs/economicdevelopment/otheredlinks.htmlRegistering Your Business Name in WI: http://www.wisconsin.gov/state/byb/name.htmlWisconsin Department of Agriculture, Consumer Trade, and Protection “Got Moolah?”: http://datcp.wi.gov/Wisconsin Department of Commerce:  http://inwisconsin.com/Wisconsin Entrepreneur’s Network:  http://www.wenportal.orgWisconsin Office of Recovery and Reinvestment Program: http://www.recovery.wisconsin.gov/Wisconsin Procurement Institute:  http://www.wispro.org/Wisconsin Small Business Administration:  http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/2/3158                                                              i.      8A Program Office:  http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/contracting/contracting-support-small-businesses/8a-business-developme                                                            ii.      Small Business Development Center through U of WI Extension: http://www.wisconsinsbdc.org
Wisconsin State Tribal Relations Initiative, Dawn Vick: http://witribes.wi.gov/, dawn.vick@wisconsin.gov, (608) 266-7043.
Wisconsin VendorNet System: http://vendornet.state.wi.us/vendornet/Wisconsin Women’s Council:  http://womenscouncil.wi.gov/index.aspWisconsin Women Equals Prosperity Initiative:  http://www.wisconsinwomenequalsprosperity.org/
Regional/Nationwide:
American Indian Business Network: http://www.americanindianbusiness.net/American Indian Procurement and Technical Assistance Centers in the USA: http://www.ncaied.org/American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: http://www.recovery.gov/pages/default.aspx                                                              i.      Tribal: http://witribes.wi.gov/section.asp?linkid=1594&locid=57                                                            ii.      Indian Country Works: http://www.indiancountryworks.org/                                                          iii.      Tribal ARRA Funds: http://educationnorthwest.org/nwarra
Applying for a Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN): http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fss4.pdfFalmouth Institute: http://www.falmouthinstitute.com/Federal Business Opportunities:  https://www.fbo.gov/First Nations Development Institute: http://www.firstnations.org/Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development: http://www.hks.harvard.edu/programs/hpaiedIndian Country Today RFP area: http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/classifieds/rfpNational Association for Female Executives:  http://www.nafe.com/?service=vpage/1474National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development:  http://www.ncaied.org/National Women’s Business Council:  http://www.nwbc.gov/Native American Business Enterprise Centers in the USA: http://www.mbda.gov/node/1007ONABEN (A Native American Business Network): http://www.onaben.orgOur Native Circle (The Native Community Development Resource Center): http://www.ournativecircle.org/Racial, Ethnic, Tribal Philanthropic Knowledge Center: http://www.givingforum.org/s_forum/sec.asp?CID=1478&DID=3782Stimulus and Regular Grants: http://www.grants.gov/Tribal Employment Rights Offices (TERO)
i.      Media Release about TERO:  http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/6-18-02.cfm                                                            ii.      See each Tribal Website, Economic Development, or Administration Office to become TERO certified.  You must do per tribe because there is no centralized site to be certified for all tribes.
Tribal (PTAC) Procurement Technical Assistance Center: http://www.tpiptac.com/“Understanding your Employer Identification Number”: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Employer-ID-Numbers-(EINs)United Indian Development Agency:   http://www.uida.org/
United States Department of Commerce:  http://www.commerce.gov/United States Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency: http://www.mbda.gov/United States Small Business Administration (SBA):  http://www.sba.gov/                                                              i.      Native American SBA Office:  http://www.sba.gov/naa/                                                            ii.      SBA Free Online Courses: http://www.sba.gov/sba-learning-center

Articles and Other Resources:
Sample business plans:
i.            http://www.bplans.com/                                                            ii.            http://www.myownbusiness.org/s2/

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Comments

  1. Richard M. Codopony says:

    I noticed on your posts under Finding Money, there no mention of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Loan Guaranty, Loan Insurance, and Interest Subsidy Program. It is a Program specifically for Tribes and Tribal members for businesses on or near a Reservation that can guarantee loans up to 90 percent. If you are interested in adding it to your list, I can give you more information as I was a Regional Loan Officer for the Program for over 30 years before retiring from the Federal Government in 2008.