Warm Springs tribal and community members interested in starting or running a small business can learn business concepts through our Indianpreneurship: A Native American Journey into Business course. This training course, comprised of ten 2-hour sessions, is a creation of ONABEN, a national 501(c)3 organization created in 1991 by four Oregon tribes to encourage the development of a private sector on their reservations. The course provides comprehensive information on business planning, access to capital, basic bookkeeping, human resources, problem solving, and marketing a small business. WSCAT provides this course in partnership with Warm Springs Tribal Credit Enterprise and SCORE Central Oregon.
During the course, you’ll have the opportunity to develop a complete business plan and conceptualize and put into practice your business ideas. Since we began delivering this rigorous course in late 2013, 98 community members have attended the course, with 71 graduating.
The Indianpreneurship: A Native American Journey into Business course book, a $60 value, is provided for free to each course participant. Free meals are provided at each session, and all instruction is also provided at no cost to participants. To enroll in the next Indianpreneurship course, or to learn more, please contact the WSCAT office at 541-553-3148.