Nebraska Business Development Center
Business Success & Economic Impact
Vol. 3 Issue 12

Next Season Systems optimizes crop production
Consuelo Romero, Ph.D, and husband Guillermo Baigorria, Ph.D, both researchers in climate and soil sciences, reached out for help from NBDC to market applications they developed to help farmers plan. Their mobile apps analyze weather forecasts, soil data, crop genetics and farm management needs so farmers can tailor irrigation and fertilization practices and optimize crop production. The apps are currently being sold in Brazil and will be released to U.S. farmers in 2019.
Lincoln area consultant
Umeda Islamova has extensive management and advising experience in the startup and small business community in Lincoln, having held positions at Presage Analytics, ISoft Data Systems, and NUTech. Her experience includes successful grant funding applications, marketing and financial analysis.

McDaniel Farms puts livestock to work 
Since May 2018, McDaniel Farms near Sargent, Neb., has won a total of 13 contracts with the Department of Interior and Department of Agriculture. Amber McDaniel reports that one of her most recent successes is a five-year goat grazing contract with the National Forest Service. McDaniel is assisted in government contracting by NBDC PTAC consultant Chuck Beck.
Paws-a-Palooza pampers North Platte pets
The pursuit of a pet-themed passion named Paws-a-Palooza brought Dawn Brosius to NBDC in North Platte, where consultant Charlie McPherson helped get her dog daycare, overnight boarding and "Pup Tart" treat business off and running.

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NBDC offers a full suite of business services:
  • Financial projections, planning and loan packaging
  • Market research and analysis
  • Export consulting
  • Technology commercialization consulting
  • Government sales consulting (Procurement Technical Assistance Center)
  • Business valuation and transition planning
  • Project management and leadership training
  • Process improvement and sustainability training
  • Organizational development consulting  and customized training
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