Why You Want To Work With Us

We have years of experience working with small business owners in Indian Country. We are committed to helping your dream of success come to life. We strive to help Native people live a better life through the creation of small business ownership enabling them to improve not only their own lives, but the lives of their family and community.

Personal Support

We work with you to craft a plan that is customized to your experience and your business goals. We understand that your life and your business are intertwined and that your path is as unique as you. Your business vision and mission will match this.


The IDRS Acorn Project is committed to providing the best quality of training and technical assistance possible to our clients. This means we hire staff experienced in both small business ownership, as well as providing technical assistance to a wide range of small businesses.


The IDRS Acorn Project understands the importance of resource utilizations and collaborates with other agencies and partners within the community so we can accomplish more and complement the existing resources available in the community rather than duplicate them.

About The Acorn Project

Welcome! We are small business resource center for Native American entrepreneurs. We provide entrepreneurial training and technical assistance to those who need help starting or growing a small business.


What People Say

John & MaryBeth Timothy

John & MaryBeth Timothy

Native Artists

"We were able to take our art business from part-time to full-time with the help we've received over the past two years"

Wolf Clan Gallery

Wolf Clan Gallery

Boutique Owner

"It's great to know I can pick up the phone and call anytime I need help"

Joana Begay

Joana Begay


"Thank you for believing in me. My project was a blog and now I have the knowledge to make it into a business."

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