Small Business

The most effective development strategy for rural communities is small entrepreneurship – locally owned and operated small businesses. 

We are committed to strengthening rural communities through small, self-employed business development. We offer four essential services: financing (microloans), business training, technical assistance, and networking.

Call on us when you are thinking of starting a small business or if you already operate a small business in Nebraska. You can find your nearest business specialist here. Through our staff, you can create a business plan, research potential markets and marketing ideas, discuss management issues with experienced business specialists, and apply for a small business loan.

Are starting or expanding a small business in Nebraska? Do you need just a little bit more working capital? Have you tried, but have been unsuccessful in getting a traditional bank loan? Our small business loans may be your answer. To serve a more diverse set of clients, our underwriting process is...
Our Women's Business Center hosts various workshops and networking opportunities focused on emergency preparedness, marketing, business plans, social media, specific industries, and more. If you represent a community group - such as a chamber of commerce, economic development agency, library, etc. -...
Small businesses are the backbone of rural communities. We work for federal rural policy recognizes the importance of entrepreneurship as a rural development strategy and provide the resources necessary for rural communities to leverage the spirit, creativity and opportunities entrepreneurship...