ONABENs Bridge to Success 2.0 Funded by SBA

ONABEN is pleased to announce that the SBAs Office of Native American Affairs has provided $100,000 in grant funding to support ONABENs Bridge to Success 2.0. The grant dollars will enable ONABEN to provide training and technical assistance to a 15 member cohort, made up of Native American business owners from communities, throughout the United States. Cohort members will receive …

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ONABEN Receives MBDA Grant

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) recently awarded ONABEN a grant totalling almost $600,000, to support the growth of the Native American business community. ONABENs project: Growing Native Economies, is national in scope and multi-faceted. According to ONABENs CEO, Veronica Maturino, the grant will enable ONABEN to provide services to Native-owned companies in position to grow their capacity to provide …

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The Latest from ONABEN!

Hello, Friends! ONABEN is recovering from a flurry of activities this past week! But, that’s just how we roll….so, it was all good! Isn’t it funny that we often do our very best when we are stretched a little thin? Although, I don’t recommend it! 🙂  So, what’s new with ONABEN? Well, for starters our team was awarded a technical …

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ONABEN’s exciting work in North Dakota!

Hello, friends, colleagues and partners! I hope this email finds each of you enjoying the changing seasons. The weather is brisk in Oklahoma, and before long no green will be left on the trees. I wanted to provide a quick update on ONABEN’s work – I love the ability to share our adventures with you on our website through images, …

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Happy New Year from ONABEN!

Happy New Year, Friends! ONABEN’s team is excited for the year ahead. We believe that 2015 is going to be a year of endless possibilities as we look forward to our work in Native communities throughout Indian Country! What’s new with ONABEN? Well, with a new year comes new ideas and opportunities. In the coming months, our staff will embark …

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Aloha, Friends! Team training in Moloka’i with OWEESTA.

Aloha, friends! This week the team and I provided a training in beautiful, Moloka’i, Hawaii. As I have often said, the people and the place are truly a wonderful experience. It is so very exciting to watch the entrepreneurs of this happy island grow their capacity as small business owners! We have made some life-long friends in this community, and …

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Native Marketplace, July in Asheville!

Hello Friends! Wow, what a week it has been! Team ONABEN presented three youth art camps to three different schools in Oklahoma in coordination with our contract with the Mvskoke Loan Fund, a CDFI affiliated with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. I love working with youth! Have I ever mentioned that? If not, well I do. Youth projects are probably at …

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