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NABIN - Technical Support Video

Technical Support

Regional business offices are one of the only resources for Native entrepreneurs, but their primary purpose is to process the paperwork required to start a business on the reservation. The paperwork alone can be overwhelming. NABIN helps entrepreneurs navigate regulations, permits, and financing options, enabling Native American small-business owners to boost their businesses through trainings, workshops, and mentorship. 

NABIN - A Peer and Mentor Network

NABIN - A Peer and Mentor Network

A Peer and Mentor Network

Start-up entrepreneurs face similar struggles: securing funding, being taken seriously, and managing the books, to name a few.  The rural lifestyle and limited Internet connectivity on the reservation make starting a business a challenge. NABIN links our clients with other businesses, and matches clients with Native and non-Native mentors with professional expertise in areas like marketing, small business tax preparation, and business law. There is a whole community of Native talent both on and off the reservation that holds a piece of the puzzle when it comes to driving successful entrepreneurship.

NABIN - Culture Brokers

NABIN - Culture Brokers

Cultural Brokers

Our people are hesitant to identify themselves as entrepreneurs saying, "I don't have a business, I just sell this." The Incubator works to change ideas about what business is and how it works. As cultural brokers, NABIN offers our clients moral support and an attitude of change. We see the value in culture. We're ready for the next era of economic development and are here to see it through by building a strong entrepreneurial community through innovation and cultural integrity.

NABIN - Changing the Conversation

NABIN - Changing the Conversation

Changing the Conversation

Small business and entrepreneurship are not on the radar of our Native political leaders.  Our communities face incredible challenges and our leadership, overwhelmed, is looking to resolve these issues through large-scale development.  We see the powerful change that is possible if our entrepreneurs are nurtured in a supportive environment, and we know fostering this community can help us to create the communities we want.  Creative policies and laws that support and encourage entrepreneurship are part of that equation.

NABIN - Meet our Clients

Meet our Clients

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North Leupp Family Farms supports local families with affordable, healthy produce using traditional dry farming techniques that tribes on the Colorado Plateau have used for generations. 


A family-owned general contractor, Barton Southwest Builders employs and trains craftsmen to build infrastructure, commercial buildings, and residential homes.

Shash Dine’Eco Retreat is a “glamping” (glamorous camping) bed and breakfast in the Lake Powell region that gives outsiders travelling through the Navajo reservation a traditional Navajo experience. 

Paper Rocket Productions uses film to preserve the voices of the past, teach the future, and capture stories rich in history and culture.

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Learn the Navajo language one day at a time. Navajo Word of the Day uses a culturally-based approach to independent learning.

With a family, tribe, and community focus, Native Men’s Magazine reaches Native American men who strive for healthy lifestyles.

Cloud Nine Recycling improves the natural environment in Northern Arizona by promoting recycling and reducing litter. 

Duane Koyawena’s designs draw inspiration from traditional Hopi symbolism, bridging the gap between contemporary and traditional Hopi art forms.

NABIN - call to action

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We're launching the Innovation Challenge for native entrepreneurs. Apply by March 17, 2017 for the chance to win $5,000.

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