Laura’s Success Story

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Laura Corn, a Cherokee Nation Citizen has dreamed of opening a bakery for many years.  During the Covid pandemic she took the opportunity to leave her corporate job and pursue her goals of small business ownership.  Laura’s cakes and cookies have long been the talk of her friends and family and it was time to branch out. 

Laura turned to ONABEN to assist her with the technical side of small business start up.  She quickly began learning the steps and skills it takes to operate a small business.  From obtaining an EIN to success in obtaining funding through the Cherokee Nation Economic Development Trust Authority which will allow her to open a mobile food truck bakery, Sugar Momma’s Bakery, LLC.

“ONABEN helped me from start to finish and every step in between. Being a part of ONABEN  has been such a blessing for me! The team inspired and encouraged me to take this journey and start my own business and has provided the resources to get it all started!”-Laura Corn

As with all of our clients, ONABEN is extremely proud and excited for Laura and will work diligently with her to ensure success in the future.  ONABEN is able to offer assistance such as Laura received through multiple funding sources such as MBDA, USDA, and the Small Business Administration.

Michael Bridges

Michael Bridges

Michael is a proud U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the Cherokee Nation. With 10 years of service as an Infantryman, Michael implements the core values of integrity, honor, and selfless service into his leadership of the company. With over 20 years of experience, Michael began working with building websites and graphic design in 1998. A family-oriented man, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife Kristina and their three children. He is a proud and active member of Jenks Lodge #497 A.F. & A.M. and an advisor for the Order of DeMolay.