About Us



ONABEN’s products and services are designed to advance micro-enterprise and small business development, asset-building, and business capitalization strategies. To do this, we not only provide services directly to entrepreneurs, but we also work with universities and colleges, business service centers, Native community development financial institutions, tribal enterprises, tribal departments, and other organizations.

Whether you are a loan fund or a tribal economic development department, we customize our approach so that you will gain the skills, tools, and knowledge you need to maximize your community impact.



Since our founding, we have worked with thousands of Native American organizations and entrepreneurs in over 120 communities throughout the country. To understand the breadth of our experience, take a look at the following partial client list.


Alaska Business Development Center

Bik’eh Hozho CDC

Browning Community Development Corporation

Cherokee Nation

Chief Dull Knife College

Dine College

Fort Belnap College

Four Bands Community Fund

Four Directions Development Corporation

Gonzaga University

Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council

Ho-Chunk Nation


Little Big Horn College

Montana Department of Commerce

Native American Community Institute

Native American Youth and Family Center

Nez Perce Tribal Enterprise

Northern Cheyenne Tribal Housing Authority

Salt River Financial - Maricopa Indian Community

Sequoyah Fund

Taala Fund


Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

Warm Springs Community Action Team


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