NWNC Business Assistance

Find the resources you need to connect you to specialists and professionals in all areas of business development; including financial management, legal support, marketing, and much more.

Native Technical Assistance Program (TAP)

Fostering Indigenous Prosperity: Igniting Success for Native Entrepreneurs

The Native Technical Assistance Program (Native TAP) is a specialized initiative designed to offer no-cost technical assistance to Native, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian individuals, businesses, and communities in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Native TAP is dedicated to working with all members of the community to advance the educational and economic opportunities for Natives in the Greater Pacific Northwest.

Businesses and individuals participating in the Native TAP are eligible to access our culturally responsive and vetted Professional Service Provider (PSP) Network at no cost which include legal services, accounting & bookkeeping support, credit coaching, tax preparation, human resource support, marketing & design, and more! Our PSP Network is made up of Native, Black, Indigenous, and POC businesses supporting your entrepreneurial journey.

To participate in the program, contact us today via our participation form, or by scheduling a 1-on-1 info session with our resource navigators to learn about our programs and services designed to support businesses from startup through advanced growth.

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Native Enterprise

NWNC 's focus on Native Enterprise helps Natives engage actively in our economy.

This initiative seeks to foster comprehensive programs, services, training, technical assistance, and legal support to existing and emerging Native entrepreneurs in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

The NE Coalition Project is a full year of programming, offered in cohorts for group support and improved learning. It begins with the programs of our initial partners, and their suite of programs. These have been placed on a continuum of enterprise development, from initial exploration to preparing for startup funding.

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Student Academic Awards

Financial assistance to our American Indian and Alaskan Native students seekingto use their education as a means of service.

American Indian & Alaskan Native students face a unique set of challenges in gaining access to college education and are one of the most underrepresented groups both in college and in the degree-holding population. NNC is dedicated to improving Native American student access to higher education by reducing barriers and providing critical financial support.

All SA2 awards are based on need, community impact, and student success. NNC affirms the importance of legacy, and is committed to supporting our students through the life of their academic career.

Please Note:

For the 2023-2024 academic year, awards will range from $2,500 – $5,000, and will be determined by NNC’s Board of Directors. The number of awards vary each year, depending upon available funding. The 2023-2024 Student Academic Award (SA2) will be presented at NNC’s 18th Annual Gathering this fall. Award recipients must be able to attend NNC’s Annual Gathering to receive their scholarship award.



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