Since 1977, the Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) has provided more than 2,000 businesses with consulting services each year. Consulting services include assisting clients by giving them an outline that is acceptable to lenders, editing content and helping them to understand what kind of information should be included in financials, financial projection development and packing loan information for Small Business Administration loan programs.
NebraskaEDGE (Enhancing, Developing and Growing Entrepreneurs) is a community-based entrepreneurial training program designed to encourage the expansion of small businesses. The EDGE program offers business development training to help individuals polish their skills, expand their knowledge, and discover how to handle the real-world conditions that impact their new and existing businesses.
The State of Nebraska Department of Economic Development provides an online toolkit containing links to a number of programs and information resources related to starting or expanding a business in Nebraska.
SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free and confidential business advice and counseling tailored to meet the needs of your small business and your personal objectives. SCORE also offers workshops, for a modest fee, for both start-up and in-business entrepreneurs.
SBA offers business planning, training and resources for starting a business as well as women, minority and Veteran information.
Inside this free resource you will find a listing of the many local and state level business assistance and finance organizations. Each program is briefly described and a contact with websites and phone numbers has been provided, making it faster and easier to find the type of services and support you need.
Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development