SBA to Offer Workshops for Native American Small Businesses

Technical Assistance Workshops will provide business development training

The U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced a series of workshops geared to help Native American small business communities with technical assistance and business development. The SBA will participate in the workshops by providing information and access to products and services available.

“We are eager to provide small business resources that champion Native American communities and provide them with the training and tools to start, grow and expand their small businesses,” said Shawn Pensoneau, assistant administrator for SBA’s Native American Affairs. “Our efforts will continue important efforts in job creation and entrepreneurial growth for Native American small business owners.”

The workshops will focus on increased financial literacy and outreach initiatives to enhance the use of the SBA’s financing programs, counseling, and business development services.  The SBA and other federal agencies such as the United States Department of Agriculture stand ready to provide long-term business development and job creation strategies throughout Native American communities.

While the workshops are free to attend, registration is required.

The workshops will discuss the following topics:

  • Is owning a business a good fit for you?
  • Planning for a healthy business
  • Financial Management
  • Record Keeping
  • Tax Planning and Reporting
  • and more!

The first workshop took place in Phoenix, Arizona, February 11 & 12. If you are a Native American small business owner and would like to attend a workshop, the next workshops take place in the following cities on the respective dates:

Raleigh, North Carolina, February 19 & 20, 2019

Dallas / Ft. Worth, Texas, March 5 & 6, 2019

Norman, Oklahoma, March 21 & 22, 2019

Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 25 & 26, 2019

​Billings, Montana, April 8 & 9, 2019

Rapid City, South Dakota, April 15 & 16, 2019

Wausau, Wisconsin, May 1 & 2, 2019

Mount Pleasant, Michigan, May 14 & 15, 2019

Anchorage, Alaska, May 28 & 29, 2019

Grand Rapids, Minnesota, June 11 & 12, 2019

Learn more about the no-cost Small Business Workshops for Native Americans at:

About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit


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