The Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition, Inc. (ONAC) is reaching out to Native women entrepreneurs to gain insight about their business start-up experiences and their reflections about the types of information that would have supported their journey.  If you have started a business (or two) please consider participating in this survey.  (If you have started more than one business, refer to the business you learned from the most when answering the questions.) Your responses will be used to develop tools and information for upcoming generations of Native women entrepreneurs! 

As to your responses, all are anonymous and will be reported in the aggregate on the ONAC website.  Thank you for your time and participation.

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* 1. What is your Tribal affiliation?

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* 2. In what state(s) did you grow up?

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* 3. Who first taught you about money?

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* 4. How old were you when you first learned about money?

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* 5. What were the values or beliefs your family had about money?

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* 6. What were the values or beliefs your Tribe or community had about money?

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* 7. Were you the first person in your family to start a business?

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* 8. Why did you start your own business?

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* 9. How old were you when you started this business?

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* 10. What type of business was it?

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* 11. What type of industry was it?

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* 12. In what state was it located?

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* 13. In what kind of place was your business located?

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* 14. Was it a home-based business:

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* 15. If you took an entrepreneurial training course to help you start your business, what type of organization offered the course? (Check all that apply)

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* 16. Did you have a mentor or role model as you started your business?

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* 17. If you had a role model, describe this person and how they helped you.

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* 18. Did you make a business plan before your business was started?

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* 19. How did you fund your first business? (Check all that apply)

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* 20. If you got a loan, how did you find a lender?

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* 21. If you got a loan, how easy or difficult was that process?

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* 22. If difficult, please say why.

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* 23. What types of business banking accounts did/do you have?  (Check all that apply)

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* 24. How did you manage your bookkeeping?

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* 25. If you needed help setting up your bookkeeping, who helped you? (Check all that apply)

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* 26. How did you learn about relevant state and federal tax reporting for your business?

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* 27. How many workers were on your payroll when you started your business?

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* 28. How many are on your payroll now, or were on your payroll when you sold or closed your business?

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* 29. Did you set up a retirement plan?

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* 30. If yes, what type of plan did you select?

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* 31. Looking back at your start-up experience, what caused you the most worry or concern?

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* 32. If you are still in business, did you apply for Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funds?

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* 33. If you are still in business, how do think your company will be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic?

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* 34. Based on what you now know about starting a business, what types of information could either ONAC create, or provide links to resources, generated by other entities as a tool for Native American women entrepreneurs? (Check all that apply to let us know what would be helpful to include on an online resource page)

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* 35. Please use this space for comments, stories, suggestions, etc.

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* 36. If you would like to be added to the ONAC email distribution list, to learn of other Native asset building resources, please provide your email address.

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* 37. Check below if you are interested in joining a volunteer-facilitated mentoring circle to share your experiences or to learn from others.

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* 38. If yes, please provide your email address.

 
Thank you for your time and for completing this survey.  Please feel free to share this link! 
ONAC wishes you the best with your current and future entrepreneurial initiatives.

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