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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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A Good Habit

Dear Dr. Per Cap: I can’t save money!  No matter how much I think about it and really want to do it, I just can’t seem to put anything aside out of my paycheck. What’s up with that? Signed, Buffalo Nickel Dear Buffalo Nickel: Living paycheck to paycheck and not saving a dime is a…

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Avoiding Payday Loans

Dear Dr. Per Cap, I have a “payday loan” and now I can’t seem to get my head above water. What can I do to get outta this mess? Signed, Nothing Left Dear Nothing Left, At first glance, those payday loan stores appear to offer easy money. I could tell you the story about my…

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