Intensive Small Business Development
ver five days in November, NBDC consultants
assessed, identified key strategic needs and developed action plans for interested Beatrice-based small businesses. In conjunction with the Gage Area Growth Enterprise and with funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration, consultants from Columbus, Grand Island, Kearney, North Platte, Omaha, and Scottsbluff centers provided services at no cost.
NBDC experts reviewed financials, analyzed operations and explored marketing opportunities for participating business owners who have begun implementing suggested changes. Ongoing improvements have included adjusting inventory management systems and adding workers. This program was modeled on a successful program delivered by NBDC consultants in Dawson County in November, 2016.