Nebraska Business Development Center
Business Success & Economic Impact
Vol. 2 Issue 11

Custom fabrication company succeeds using state-of-the-art technology

DiStar Industries in Columbus provides quality service and products to numerous industries. Owners and brothers Corey and Darin Ditter enlisted NBDC consultant Loren Kucera to help assemble a financial package for the two million dollar start-up cost and later finance doubling building size to accommodate the new company's rapid growth.

Loren Kucera, MBA, EDFP, has been the NBDC Wayne center director for 23 years. He specializes in financial projections and loan packaging. Kucera is also involved in and serves on the boards of directors of various rural economic development organizations throughout the state. He has been honored with numerous awards, including Star Performer from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Intensive Small Business Development 

O 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.

For more information, contact Jean Waters, NBDC deputy director.

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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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