RedWind to offer Native American Entrepreneurial Empowerment Workshops in Omaha, NE

OMAHA, NE – First Ponca Financial and RedWind is thrilled to hold its next workshop. This small business development workshop will be provided in Omaha, NE at the University of Nebraska – Omaha (Room 117), 6708 Pine St. Omaha, Nebraska, on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, 9:00am-4:00pm.

All Indianpreneurs are invited to attend and strongly encouraged to register for this FREE two-day course for small business development. The training workshop will benefit anyone who operates or is considering operating a small business.

This workshop, one of 15 RedWind will hold this year, will cover business concepts indispensable for anyone starting up or running a small business. Instructors will also identify and help participants avoid common pitfalls. The training will provide comprehensive information on topics important to aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners related to business planning, access to capital, basic bookkeeping, human resources, problem solving and marketing a small business.

RedWind and ONABEN will present this training, in partnership with First Ponca Financial. The event is free to attend and open to the public. All class materials and refreshments will be provided to participants at no cost.

“First Ponca Financial Inc. is honored to partner again with RedWind and ONABEN in presenting this two-day training. The business development curriculum developed by ONABEN is used in Native communities throughout Indian Country. We are excited to offer this material at no cost to our area entrepreneurs,” said Pete Upton, Executive Director.

*To register, please use the following link:, or contact Pete Upton at 308.850.0303 or You can also find more information about trainings

Native American Entrepreneurial Empowerment Workshops are provided to Native communities across the country through support from the United State Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Native American Affairs (ONAA).

The mission of the SBA is to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business by providing financial, contractual and business development assistance and advocating on their behalf within the government. More information about the SBA ONAA can be found at

ONAA contracted with RedWind to provide the subject workshops through contract number: SBAHQ-13-F0134. The RedWind Group is a Native operated technical assistance firm that helps transform and build strong tribal nations, enterprises and organizations. RedWind provides the experience and practical tools to help organizations meet the challenges facing tribal communities today. For more information about RedWind, please visit

Workshops are based on the ONABEN curriculum, Indianpreneurship. ONABEN is a 501(c)(3) corporation headquartered in Portland, Oregon, created in 1991 by four Oregon tribes to encourage the development of a private sector on their reservations. The group is driven by its mission to support Indigenous individuals, economic development organizations and communities by increasing opportunities for sustainable economic growth through culturally relevant entrepreneurial training and organizational development. For more information about ONABEN, please visit

Contact: Pete Upton at 308-850-0303

Download/view pdf with this information: First Ponca Financial Business Training Release

Download/view pdf flyer for this event: NAEE Workshop Flyer – First Ponca Financial


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