ONABEN’s work in North Dakota with the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa

Greetings from me to you! This week’s post details our training experience on the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Reservation in Belcourt, ND. The ONABEN team provided entrepreneurial services to this community as a result of a grant from the Administration for Native Americans. This community is small, but embraces the entrepreneurial spirit! As in every community that ONABEN finds its team …

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Spring Change, Bridge to Success and The Marketing Mix

Hello, friends and colleagues! It’s hard to believe that we are already in the third month of 2016! Team ONABEN has been incredibly busy! But, alas I found some time to catch you up on our progress and projects! In February our team traveled to El Paso, Texas, where we kicked off our Bridge to Success (B2S) Program. B2S, as …

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ONABEN provides Entrepreneurial Training in Moloka’i, Hawaii!

Aloha from the beautiful but rainy Moloka’i, Hawaii! Our work took us on quite an adventure this week! It has certainly been one of those weeks in which I can say, there is NEVER a dull moment! But, in true ONABEN fashion, our team made some rather delicious lemonade out of what could have just been lemons!   We love our …

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An Update from ONABEN!

Hello, friends! It’s a great day at ONABEN. We are so excited at all that is before us. Let me begin today’s blog by saying how much we appreciate the partnerships we have forged, the entrepreneurs that we encounter, the communities that we visit, and the work that we do. What a rewarding job we have! There is nothing that …

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Introducing the Authentically Cherokee video!

Well, here it is! I can’t even tell you how excited I am to share our video marketing the Authentically Cherokee brand and the work that we do in partnership with Sequoyah Fund, a Native American Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in Cherokee, North Carolina. I know it may not seem like a big achievement to you, but trust me, …

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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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