Creating Access to Capital
Entrepreneurs looking to start a business in a reservation community face many challenges, including lack of access to equity, capital, and resources. Hunkpati Investments’ small business financing program aims to overcome these challenges by offering low-interest loans and education. The program is intended to provide start-up capital for small businesses, as well as support the expansion of existing businesses. Small businesses not only sustain a vibrant local economy, but they create employment opportunities for community members.
Micro Loans are available for amounts from $500 to $5,000. Applicants must complete a loan application, a personal financial statement, and a cash flow projection.
Small Business Loans
Small Business Loans are available for amounts over $5,000. Applicants must meet all the requirements of a micro loan and create a complete business plan.
Applying for Small Business Financing
Our small business financing program uses a single application process to meet the needs of each individual entrepreneur through loans. The program is open to all individuals age 18 or over wishing to operate a business on or near the Crow Creek Reservation. Priority is given to enrolled members of federally-recognized tribes. All applications are reviewed by Hunkpati Investments Loan and Equity Committee on a rolling basis.
To qualify for a loan, an individual must meet one of the following requirements:
- two years of documented experience running a business;
- completion of a Hunkpati Investments entrepreneur business planning course (Indianpreneurship) or a recognized and comparable course;
- or, an educational background related directly to the planned business field.