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Four Bands Community Fund
Box 932
Eagle Butte, SD 57625
605-964-3687 phone
605-964-3689 fax

SERVICES - business development & asset building

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"Four Bands helped me keep my home and put a roof over my family. They helped me when I felt like I couldn't breathe. Four Bands took the burden off of me and they made me feel like it was going to be OK."

Kathleen Maynard, Credit Builder Loan Recipient

Four Bands' Business Development & Asset Building Department offers training and customized individual assistance to help aspiring entrepreneurs and those seeking to build assets become loan ready or just increase financial knowledge. Our staff provides one-on-one assistance to help our customers meet their personal and business goals.

CREATE (Cheyenne River Entrepreneurial Assistance Training and Education)
CREATE is a comprehensive business development class that guides aspiring entrepreneurs step-by-step through the process of starting a business.

Business Success Coaching
Our Business Success Coaches offer a range of ongoing services to help new and existing businesses expand their markets, promote their products and services, improve customer service, set up financial systems, use Quickbooks, and more.

Talking Circles
Talking Circles are workshops offered periodically about issues to help businesses improve their bottom line and increase their business skills.

Business Bundles
Business Bundles are strategic financial investments placed into businesses that may fund marketing activities, financial management training and assistance, technology upgrades, or other operating cash flow needs.

Financial Literacy
Four Bands utilizes a curriculum titled, Credit When Credit is Due, to deliver a series of classes designed to help participants discover how to apply the traditional Lakota value of wise resource management in today's modern economy. Classes cover basic financial concepts such as budgeting, saving, and using credit to help build personal assets.

Matched Savings Program
Our matched savings program, also known as an Individual Development Account (IDA) Program, helps participants work toward building an asset base and pattern of saving money. The IDA program helps participants achieve savings goals of starting a business, owning a home, or pursuing secondary education.

Free Tax Preparation
Residents of the Cheyenne River Reservation can visit Four Bands' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Site to receive free tax preparation services by certified volunteers. In addition, those who visit the VITA Site gain valuable knowledge on how to maximize their tax refund and make wise choices with the money they receive.