relevant navajo agencies for business owners

Below is a map of organizations you may interface with in order to register your business, pursue certification and/or a business site lease. 

 

faqs

List is forthcoming!

General

What type of business should I start?
How do I obtain a Certificate of Good Standing?
Will registering with the Navajo Nation make me legit? Is there any disadvantage to registering with the Navajo Nation vs. a US State? No.
What’s required for B&Bs?  
What’s the difference between registration and certification?
Is there any financial assistance?

Can I use NN funding for an office off the reservation?

Do I need to hire a lawyer to prepare my documents?

Do I need to hire someone to do my taxes?

Are the processes same for Non-Navajos?

Business Site Lease

Do I need a Business Site Lease for my B&B?
Visit your local RBDO to consult on B&Bs. Some B&Bs are required to convert their HSL (Home Site Lease) to a  BSL (Business Site Lease). But this will vary dependent on your business.
If I apply for a BSL, will I get one? It’s not a given that you will receive your BSL. However, a representative at the Tuba City RBDO estimates that 90% of people who apply for a BSL get it.
Do I need a Business Site Lease?
What are the criteria?
How long does it take?
How much does it cost?
Where do I go for more information?

Who do I contact to do the surveys?

Tourism-Based Business

What do I need to do if I want to start a tourism-based business?
What are the criteria?
How long does it take?
How much does it cost?
Where do I go for more information?

How long is the permit good for?

 

Navajo Preference Certification

Do I need to be based on the Navajo Nation in order to be eligible for Navajo Preference Certification?
How long does Navajo Preference Certification take?
Approximately one month from when you submit your application. However, there are longer wait times during the holidays.
Is there a fee to apply for Navajo Preference Certification?

What are the benefits of certifying my business on the Navajo Nation?
What are the criteria?
How long does it take?
How much does it cost?
Where do I go for more information?

Registration

What are the benefits of registering my business on the Navajo Nation?
Will registering my business make me more ‘legit’?
What are the criteria?
How long does it take?
How much does it cost?
Where do I go for more information?
What are the incentives to starting a business on the Navajo Nation?

Do I have to revisit Registration or do it just once?