Located at Tamastslikt Cultural Institute
Evenings by appointment
Kathleen Flanagan, Manager
Cedric Wildbill, Program Coordinator
Business Service Center (BSC) was established through a cooperative effort between the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and ONABEN - A Native American Business Network.
Business Service Center provides technical assistance to Native Americans (living within the Tribes’ 60 mile service area) who are interested in starting a business or growing an existing business.
· Individual business counseling
· Business classes and workshops
· Assistance in accessing capital
· Resource library with books, videos, and magazines for doing Business Research
· Free use of copier, FAX, scanner and computer with business software and high speed Internet
Indianpreneurship A Native American Journey into Small Business 12-week business class that is story-based using Native American entrepreneurial experiences as a basis for illustrating business principles.
Indianpreneurship Growing a Business in Indian Country is a two year small business management program for existing businesses that want to grow.
Native American Entrepreneur Revolving Loan Fund established in partnership with Greater Eastern Oregon Development Corporation and Business Service Center to create a Native American revolving loan fund for small business development. Eligible uses include the purchase of fixed assets, working capital, or debt restructure.
American Indian Business Leaders entrepreneurship club is a high school chapter of the National American Indian Business Leaders organization. The benefits for AIBL members:
· Membership in a Nationally recognized Professional American Indian Organization
· Assistance from Professional Chapters
· Leadership Training
· Scholarship Information
· National Conference Participation
· Subscription to AIBL Newsletter
If you know of a Native American student who may be interested in joining the chapter or if you would be interested in volunteering to help out, please call the Business Service Center at 541-966-1918.
Is Your Idea Feasible?
You have an idea about the kind of business you want to start. But now what do you do? The next step is a business plan, which you will help you discover if your idea can be turned into a business.
A business plan includes:
1. Business description
2. Management and operations plan
3. Product and/or service description
4. Competition analysis
5. Marketing plan
6. Financial plan
The business plan results may determine whether you:
· Move ahead on starting your business
· Abandon your business idea
· Further investigate potential problems
· Resolve problems for increased likelihood of business success
· Take a second look at your business idea and determine if it can be revised to make it feasible
You may be tempted to not take time to write a business plan, but doing market research and putting a plan together on paper, before investing your money and hard work, will increase your likelihood of success.
Let the trained staff at the Business Service Center help you discover if your idea can be turned into a small business. We offer services that can help you move from the idea stage to start-up and beyond. Call or stop by our offices and get started on your business plan today!
Web link available for entrepreneurs
A section has been provided on the CTUIR web site for tribal enterpreneurs and their businesses. If you are interested in having your business listed contact the CTUIR Public Affairs Office at 541-429-7010 or send an email to email@example.com.
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Web sites to check out...
Sites of interest for Native American entrepreneurs:
ONABEN - A Native American Business Network
Oregon Native American Chamber of Commerce
National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
National Indian Business Association
US Small Business Administration
Oregon Secretary of State, Corporation Division - Business Registration Services
Construction Contractors Board Course and text topics include:
· CCB (Construction Contractors Board)
· Business Practices
· Job Safety
· OSHA Requirements
· Building Codes
· Environmental Laws
· Project Management
· Time Management
· Employer Requirements and Employee Rights, Contract Law and Lien Law
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