Omaha, NE –
Located in the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) recently participated in an Intensive Business Development week in Ogallala, Nebraska. NBDC consultants throughout Nebraska travelled to Ogallala to meet with Keith County businesses that included two manufacturers, a value-added agricultural producer, a grocery store, and three retail establishments.
These businesses received financial consulting to review profitability and cash flow and benchmark their operations against similar size and type of business. They also received market research studies to identify the current and future market for their goods or services. This included specific assistance and strategy regarding internet sales and exporting. One manufacturer received technology commercialization assistance for a new, innovative product they were developing. NBDC also provided business exit and succession planning services to businesses thinking about exiting or selling their business.
Umeda Islamova, the NBDC Center Director for Lincoln and southeast Nebraska said, “It was a joy to work with these innovative businesses in Ogallala. The business owners are very creative and energetic. We were able to provide them some technical consulting that they needed in a way that fit into their schedule. I look forward to seeing their success as a result.”
Mary Wilson, Keith County Area Development Executive Director, worked with NBDC to bring this opportunity to existing businesses in Keith County. “We appreciate all the businesses that are already located in Keith County and want to provide them recognition and opportunities to help them grow. We’re glad NBDC was able to bring its consultants from across the state for this intensive business development project. Our businesses found it very valuable,” Mary stated.
Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) is a cooperative program of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. NBDC partners with the University of Nebraska at Kearney, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Wayne State College, and Chadron State College with offices located throughout Nebraska. Since 1977, NBDC has provided counseling and professional development services to entrepreneurs, business owners and researchers for the life cycle of their business. By helping Nebraska businesses start up, expand and transition, NBDC contributes to Nebraska’s economy and quality of life. Visit nbdc.unomaha.edu for more information.