Nebraska Business Development Center
Business Success & Economic Impact
Vol. 3 Issue 6

"You should open a restaurant!"

How many good cooks have heard this advice? In the case of Melody and Jay Johnson, the suggestion was actually taken up. After years of hearing raves about their barbecued meats,  they opened Side Street Deli and Catering in Central City. NBDC's Sara Bennett helped the couple navigate insurance, licensing, and permit requirements as well as raise working capital needed to purchase building, fixtures, and inventory.
Sara Bennett, MBA, CVA, CEPA, CBPA, EDFP, NBDC associate director and business consultant, specializes in serving small businesses in rural  central Nebraska from pre-venture through start-up, growth and expansion phases. She also performs certified valuations and exit plans.

Event for Omaha decision-makers uses collective intelligence technology

NBDC was contracted by the Omaha Council-Bluffs Metro Area planning Agency to organize a session to brainstorm ideas for managing the infrastructure of the Omaha wasteshed. The event  brought together 46 participants representing 30 different organizations from the area to collaborate on better approaches to solid waste disposal and recycling. Facilitator Rick Yoder used  ThinkTank collaboration software to allow all stakeholders to communicate openly and effectively.  Read More
Rick Yoder, BSME, PE, SFP, is director of Pollution Prevention, Resource Innovation and Conservation (P2RIC), one of the eight centers in an EPA-funded information network. Yoder provides information, training, and business consulting in waste management and energy savings. He was elected to the OPPD Board of Directors in 2016.

For small business owners and anyone considering launching a new business
The basics of implementing an effective marketing strategy

June 15 | 11:45-1:00 |  NO FEE | lunch included
University of Nebraska at Omaha, Weitz Community Engagement Center
Presented by Barbara Shuck, FSMPS, CPSM, of TankGirl Marketing

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  • Financial projections, planning and loan packaging
  • Market research and analysis
  • Export consulting
  • Technology commercialization consulting
  • Government sales consulting
  • 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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