Topic - Entrepreneurship

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Overcoming start-up barriers: Native-owned food business serves up lessons learned

The founders of Native American Natural Foods demonstrate that the goal of starting up a well-positioned business on an Indian reservation is attainable, provided certain elements are in place.
Sandy Gerber
November 2009 - Community Dividend

The L3C: A new business model for socially responsible investing

The low-profit limited liability company, or L3C, is a newly developed form of business that blends attributes of nonprofit and for-profit organizations in order to promote investment in so
Sue Woodrow, Steve Davis
November 2009 - Community Dividend

Earning income, serving the community: Guidance for building a social enterprise

A description of the important steps nonprofit organizations should follow when creating enterprises to boost their earned income.
Kate Barr
January 2009 - Community Dividend

A "Six Forces" view of microenterprise development

What happens when we apply a prominent, private sector, management-analysis framework to the world of microenterprise development organizations?
Michou Kokodoko
September 2008 - Community Dividend

Native CDFIs work toward a new economic reality in South Dakota

Native community development financial institutions (CDFIs) are organizations that provide loans and financial services to underserved Native American communities. The Ninth Federal Reserve District
Sandy Gerber
September 2008 - Community Dividend

Turning equity into opportunity: Montana fund helps Native entrepreneurs enter the financial mainstream

A new small business funding program from the State of Montana is designed to address the severe shortage of equity among entrepreneurs in Indian Country.
Sue Woodrow, Philip Belangie
September 2008 - Community Dividend

Wanted: Entrepreneurs

(Just don't ask for a job description) If entrepreneurship is so important, why don't we know more about it?
Ronald A. Wirtz
June 2008 - The Region

HP announces microenterprise development grants

November 2007 - Community Dividend

A new economic era for Native communities

In remarks delivered at the 2007 South Dakota Indian Business Conference, Elsie Meeks encourages American Indians to look to the future and recognize that they cannot build sovereign, independent nati
Elsie Meeks
July 2007 - Community Dividend

Microenterprise development in the U.S.: Past, present and future

To learn more about the history of microenterprise development organizations in the U.S. and the challenges these organizations face, Community Dividend spoke with Elaine Edgcomb, director of the Aspe
Michou Kokodoko
May 2007 - Community Dividend

African American enterprises on the rise in Minnesota

Minnesota's African American entrepreneurs are likely to face a host of challenges that threaten to block their path to success. Fortunately, a network of organizations is ready to support African Am
Michou Kokodoko
November 2006 - Community Dividend

Newly formed business alliance promotes Montana's "Indianpreneurs"

The newly formed Montana Indian Business Alliance focuses on strengthening tribal sovereignty and economies by drawing attention to the important role the private sector can play in Indian Country.
Sue Woodrow
November 2006 - Community Dividend

Tribal-citizen entrepreneurship: What does it mean for Indian Country, and how can tribes support it?

A condensed version of a speech Professor Cornell delivered at the Montana Indian Business Conference in Great Falls, Mont., on February 2, 2006.
Stephen Cornell
July 2006 - Community Dividend

CDFIs at a crossroads: A conversation with Mark Pinsky of National Community Capital Association

Community development financial institutions, or CDFIs, are specialized entities that provide lending, investments, and other financial services in economically distressed communities. Community Divi
Michael Grover
September 2005 - Community Dividend

Tribal colleges can be a key to Native entrepreneurship

For many American Indian tribes, tribal colleges are becoming a vital tool for promoting Native entrepreneurship.
Brad Bly
March 2005 - Community Dividend

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