Lincoln continually ranks as one of the best places to do business in America. With low business costs, a strong workforce, and robust business climate, many Lincoln business leaders will tell you it’s hard to fail in Lincoln.
The AIM Institute is a not-for-profit membership organization that provides entrepreneurship and information technology leadership to Nebraska and the surrounding region. AIM provides a range of services and programs to build individual and organizational capacity in effectively applying IT to business development, workforce recruitment and career development. AIM’s signature annual event is Infotec. IT professionals, business leaders, in-the-know educators and savvy entrepreneurs attend Infotec because it’s the region’s most comprehensive IT conference that provides them with up-to-date information on the latest technologies, current trends and unparalleled networking opportunities. AIM also supports entrepreneurship, business development and workforce attraction through its Careerlink.com service, the region’s premier online recruitment and hiring management system.
IGD Career Education Summer programs offer students grades 6-12 hands-on career education where they can learn about fun and exciting careers in a variety of fields such as public service, engineering, healthcare, media and more. Programs run June-July.
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 Nebraska Department of Labor Program provides a wide range of customized business and employment services including the following:
Gallup’s Entrepreneur Acceleration System (EAS) measures and then develops the entrepreneurial abilities of the individual(s) at the helm of the firm via highly targeted, structured and strategic activities.
Pipeline is an elite organization of the Midwest’s most successful, high-performance entrepreneurs. Members work as one to face business challenges, funnel opportunities to their peers and build market-leading technology and life-sciences business together. Each year approximately 10-12 new members are invited to join Pipeline. After an extensive selection process, new members participate in a unique and rigorous year-long business leadership development program that blends workshop modules, advice from national experts, and a deepening of the relationships among new and current Pipeline members.
The Lincoln Chamber of Commerce has developed a business resource guide for entrepreneurs and businesses in the Lincoln area. 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.
Created by the University of Nebraska, NebraskaEntrepreneur.com provides interviews, information and links to entrepreneurship resources and programs state wide.
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.
Want to find out what is going on the world of startups in the Lincoln & Omaha area. Check out Silicon Prairie News. They provide entrepreneur interviews, upcoming event information and keep entrepreneurs informed about options for interaction and education.
The UNL Food Processing Center is the region's best resource for assistance with food product development. If you are thinking of turning the family secret recipe into a food product to sell in stores, this is the place to start.
Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development