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'Indianpreneur' class in Walker

The American Indian Economic Development Fund will be holding their Indianpreneur class at Northern Lights Casino in Walker. This 33-hour class runs for two weekends, Jan. 30-Feb. 1 and Feb. 20-22.

The AIEDF is a nonprofit agency that is positioned to help American Indian entrepreneurs by providing individualized, culturally-relevant business education, counseling and mentoring throughout the loan process. The AIEDF provides culturally sensitive financial technical assistance.

They arrange and facilitate meetings between the entrepreneur and the main lender. Participate in the loan by providing gap funds at below-market interest rates and act as an advocate for the interests of the entrepreneur throughout the application, approval and repayment process.

The fund makes loans to American Indian men and women who are creating or expanding retail, services and manufacturing business -- all of which hire American Indians as employees.

If you are interested in starting a business or expanding an existing business and would like more information about the entrepreneur class or want to request an application for the class, call 651-917-0819.