Difference Makers 2.0 is a new yearlong series that highlights how Native community development financial institutions (CDFIs) work alongside their small business clients to accelerate change and create economic opportunities in Native communities. Join the Native CDFI Network and Tribal Business News as they shine a spotlight on the people accelerating change in Indian Country. Read their stories below and tune in to Difference Makers 2.0 or wherever you listen to podcasts!

Episode 2.2 | From the Ground Up: Native CDFI Chi-Ishobak Helps Great Lakes Flooring Specialists Lay Foundation for Growth

Meet the Roberts family, owners of a Native-owned small business that found support in Chi-Ishobak, a Native CDFI, to grow their flooring business from a single hospital contract to a thriving regional company.

Episode 2.1 | A Recipe for Success: How NACDC Financial Services Helped Big Sky Cafe Serve Up Success

Discover how Gary and Sue Raccine's journey from a rejected loan to thriving entrepreneurship was fueled by NACDC Financial Services, empowering Native American business owners in Montana.