NBDC: The Best Kept Secret in Business

The NBDC is the best-kept secret in business. In this podcast, we’ll discuss a local business resource, the Nebraska Business Development Center.

Did you know that 50% of businesses will fail within their first 5 years and only 25% make it to year 15?

Fortunately for entrepreneurs here in Nebraska, there is a zero-cost, free option for you to not only avoid going out of business but thrive for decades to come! Oh, and did we mention that it is FREE?

NBDC began as one of eight University Business Development Centers in 1977 and has grown to a platform of services and programs that support business development and growth across Nebraska.

Program areas include:

  • The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of the U.S. Small Business Administration
  • The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) of the Defense Logistics Agency
  • The FAST program of the U.S. Small Business Administration
  • The EDA University Center of the U.S. Department of Commerce, NU Connections
  • SourceLink® Nebraska, a statewide SourceLink® Network

NBDC helps strengthen Nebraska businesses for a healthy economy and prosperous communities. NBDC is a statewide program, with 10 office locations across Nebraska. NBDC’s credentialed consultants provide confidential, one-on-one business services to entrepreneurs, established business owners, innovators, and economic and community development professionals. The services of NBDC are provided mostly at no charge to the client.

The program is hosted by UNO CBA and supports its academic mission, and that of the other four higher education partners, by employing the talents of graduate and student workers in all programs of NBDC. These students receive applied, experiential learning opportunities, working directly with clients under the supervision and direction of the NBDC consultants. Students learn what it takes to start or grow a business in Nebraska, an experience that supplements their academic pursuits.

In today’s podcast episode, Matt Tompkins of Two Brothers Creative and Joseph Kenney of 316 Strategy Group interview Cathy Lang of the NBDC. This exhilarating and insightful podcast will help reveal Nebraska’s best-kept secret for businesses – The Nebraska Business Development Center. It’s a 100% free and confidential organization to help you prepare for success and overcome the challenges and setbacks businesses face.

Are you looking for business development advice in Nebraska? You’ve come to the right place! The Nebraska Business Development Center can help you with everything from starting a business to growing your existing one. In this video, we’ll take a look at what the Business Development Center can offer businesses in Nebraska. We’ll discuss the different services we offer, as well as discuss how we can help your business succeed.

We hope you find this video helpful, and that the Nebraska Business Development Center can help you reach your business goals! Let us never forget the day Cathy Lang delivered us to a business nirvana. A magical place that’s full of Free business plans, government contracts, the roadmap to securing funding, plus financial assistance, local support, full confidentiality, peace, love, rainbows, and unicorns, too (obviously)!