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Local Business Manager

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Are you self-motivated? Have a business idea or already an established business wanting to expand? We are hyper-focused on assisting Native entrepreneurs gain the confidence, clarity, capital, and concentration to execute their business plan. Our services are available to CTUIR Enrolled Tribal members, Reservation residents, Tribal entity employees, and their families. 

To apply for services, complete this Business Client Intake form!

New Small Business loan products are now live! apply on our lending services page 

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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Business Development provides technical assistance services at low or no cost rates such as:
 

  • Access to capital – We can connect you to the appropriate resources and add you to our small business loan pipeline
     

  • Digital Marketing –  work with our professional services providers to establish a digital marketing strategy including:

    • Website creation

    • SEO

    • Social Media assistance
       

  • Brand/Marketing Strategy– Logo creation, business cards, brand storytelling/continuity.
     

  • Business Plan assistance – remote or in-person business plan creation assistance.
     

  • Promotion – Promote your business through our online, searchable business directory, and website. Free year business membership with Pendleton Chamber of Commerce. 
     

  • Business classes and workshops – culturally driven business classes and workshops that are skill specific based on demand of current clients.
     

  • One-on-One Business Coaching – Our experienced staff can provide confidential one-on-one consultation to guide you through the different development stages and help you grow your business.
     

  • Reference library – Utilize our reference library for your business research. We have books, Entrepreneur Start-up Guides, videos, and business magazines. 
     

  • Office equipment – Enjoy free use of basic office equipment. Need access to a scanner, color printer, fax machine, or computer, Wi-Fi? Stop by our office!

FINANCIAL AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION (ADULT & YOUTH)

Setting goals, budgeting, saving, spending, borrowing, business credit, marketing strategy.

FINANCIAL COACHING

A financial coach is available to help you reach your financial goals. Learn how to build savings or pay down debt, for example, with stronger money management skills. Improve your financial literacy and your money habits with the assistance of our financial coach.


Our coaches can help you:

  • Understand your spending habits.

  • Create a budget.

  • Outline a financial plan.

  • Understand the emotional components of dealing with money.

  • Learn how to establish an emergency fund.

  • Manage debt.

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