NBDC helps businesses stay locally owned
Before Cody Bridgman could purchase well-established funeral homes in Scottsbluff, Bridgeport and Mitchell, he was directed by his lender to the Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) office in Scottsbluff to obtain assistance analyzing the existing businesses and formulating financial projections.
Bridgman worked with Margaret Akin, director of the NBDC Scottsbluff office. "She came highly recommended and for good reason," Bridgman says. "She is knowledgeable and very passionate about what she does."
A Sandhills area native who was raised on a ranch and remains "a cowboy at heart," Bridgman worked for Joliffe Funeral Homes as a licensed funeral director before pursuing ownership.