Native Entrepreneur Investment Fund
SDIBA facilitates the Native Entrepreneur Investment Fund, the first-ever statewide lending program for Native communities. This loan fund helps aspiring entrepreneurs with microloans of up to $7,000. Learn more.
What lenders look for in start-ups (PDF)
Overview from a lenders point of view.
Loan Checklist (PDF)
Every lender has different requirements, be sure and contact your lender prior to the meeting and obtain an outline of required documentation.
Securing funds for your start-up business (PDF)
Overview of equity building strategies and debt financing alternatives.
Glossary of Loan Terms (PDF)
Overview of loan types.
Four Bands Community Fund
Four Bands Community Fund is a nonprofit community development financial institution that supports private business development and financial literacy on the Cheyenne River Reservation. They offer training, technical assistance, and lending services for businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Lakota Funds plays a vital role in improving life for Oglala Lakota people by placing capital with new and growing businesses on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. In addition, they offer technical assistance, coaching and mentoring as well as courses in financial skills, business planning, home buying, and credit repair.