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Community Navigator Program Spearheaded Across the State of Idaho

Idaho Hispanic Foundation, a grant recipient of the Community Navigator Pilot Program, and the Idaho Women’s Business Center’s team hosted nonprofits to launch Idaho Connect, an ecosystem of community organizations committed to supporting underserved entrepreneurs on the path to economic recovery. Natalie Madeira Cofield, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Women’s Business Ownership, provided the keynote address.  Idaho Connect Community Navigator…

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Nimiipuu Fund Awarded Small Business Administration Grant

Oweesta has been awarded one of eight Tier-1 national grants of $5 million as part of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Community Navigator Pilot Program aimed at reaching small businesses for stronger economic recovery efforts. Following a hub-and-spoke model, Oweesta is partnering with twenty-seven Native Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) to serve Native businesses…

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Loan Officer Position Opening

POSITION: Loan Officer  DEPARTMENT: Lending  SUPERVISOR: Executive Director  STATUS: Full-time, salaried, exempt  SALARY: $42,000-$60,000  JOB SUMMARY  The Loan Officer is responsible for underwriting, originating, closing, and monitoring the portfolio of  loans for NCDF CDFI, a private, non-profit, community development financial institution serving the  tribal citizens of the Nez Perce Reservation and community members in areas…

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Request for Proposals: Nimiipuu Community Development Fund Feasibility Study & Business Plan

Nimiipuu Community Development Fund “Nimiipuu Fund” is seeking proposals from planning professionals to complete a feasibility study and business plan for an Business Incubator and Office space for areas in the Lapwai, Idaho or on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation.  This space will serve as a venue for co-working space for economic development agencies, start-up…

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IWBC Native American Mini Series

In the fall of 2020 the IWBC and the University of Idaho, College of Agricultural and Life Science partnered in carrying out focus groups at the CDA tribe and Nez Perce Tribes specifically looking at the barriers Native American Women Business owners & start ups faced when launching a business and growing a business. From…

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Idaho Hispanic Foundation Announces Newly Formed Collaboration with the Idaho Women’s Business Center and Several Idaho Native American Tribes

The Idaho Hispanic Foundation announces newly formed collaboration with the Idaho Women’s Business Center and several of Idaho Native American Tribes.  We are thrilled to announce the recent formation of the Idaho Native American Women Business Alliance. The mission and purpose of the Idaho Native American Women Business Alliance is for the Idaho Women’s Business…

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Minor’s Trust Dip

Dear Dr. Per Cap: My daughter is a high school senior set to receive a minor’s trust payment in a few months. I’m worried it will be a lot less than she expected since the coronavirus sent the stock market reeling. Is it fair for her to receive less than kids in previous years? Signed,…

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Coronavirus Relief Payments

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I’m sweating the COVID-19 stimulus checks that are supposed to becoming soon. What will the amount be and when will they go out?  Signed, Needing Money  Dear Needing, Now that the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has passed both houses of congress the bill states that the Treasury…

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Stock Market Correction

Dear Dr. Per Cap: 2019 was another great year for the stock market.  I’m thrilled that my 401k balance is up but I keep hearing that the market is due for a “correction”.  What exactly does that mean? Signed, Hoping to Retire Soon Dear Hoping Yep, 2019 was another banner year for Wall Street.  The…

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Romance Scam 911

Dear Dr. Per Cap: My uncle is elderly and recently met a person he claims “is the love of my life” on a dating website.  Our tribe pays per cap and the other day he asked me to drive him to Western Union so he could send his online “girlfriend” some cash.  I see a…

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Point-of-Sale Financing

 Dear Dr. Per Cap: I just bought a couch at Wayfair using Wayfair Financing – payments are $35 a month for 18 months which adds up to about $100 in interest.  It reminds me of layaway that my folks used when I was a kid.  Only I don’t have to wait because they’re shipping my…

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Working Toward Financial Independence

Welcome to Ask Dr. Per Cap, a financial advice column to help you travel on the winding roads toward financial independence. I will draw upon my experiences – some good, some bad! – to help you learn skills, tricks and strategies to take control of your financial future. And if we succeed, well, hopefully you won’t…

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