SBA to Offer Workshops for Native American Small Businesses

Technical Assistance Workshops will provide business development training
Release Date: 
Monday, February 4, 2019
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Contact: (202) 401-3059

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today a series of workshops geared to help Native American small business communities with technical assistance and business development. The SBA will participate in the workshops by providing information and access to products and services available. 

​ “We are eager to provide small business resources that champion Native American communities and provide them with the training and tools to start, grow and expand their small businesses,” said Shawn Pensoneau, assistant administrator for SBA’s Native American Affairs.  “Our efforts will continue important efforts in job creation and entrepreneurial growth for Native American small business owners.”

The workshops will focus on increased financial literacy and outreach initiatives to enhance the use of the SBA’s financing programs, counseling, and business development services.  The SBA and other federal agencies such as the United States Department of Agriculture stand ready to provide long-term business development and job creation strategies throughout Native American communities.

To learn more about how to register for the workshops, go online to and select “Small Business Workshops.” The workshops are free to attend, and registration is required.


About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. 

As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. 

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