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UNL Extension Entrepreneurship

UNL Extension Entrepreneurship - this is what we do and who we reach!We provide research-based programs and education to support the development of Nebraska's communities, businesses and youth entrepreneurs.


For more information about the UNL eShip workgroup, current programming, and webinars - go to http://eship.unl.edu.


Business Readiness Workshop, December 5thNUbizStart

Are you ready to start your own business?  If so, don't miss this fantastic opportunity to attend the NUbizStart - Are you Ready? workshop on Thursday, December 5 at the Lifelong Learning Center, Norfolk.  Come with a business idea already in mind or come with interest about what it takes to jump into a business livestyle.  Register online or click for more information


Lt. Governor Heidemann is inviting businesses to participate in a new project through the Nebraska Broadband Mapping and Planning Initiative. Over the next few months, businesses will be asked to conduct an online assessment of their use of broadband technologies. Businesses will either receive a personalized email requesting participation or can find the link to the survey at the broadband website

The data collected will enable developing a roadmap for investing in those areas identified by the survey and support the ability to help your businesses and organizations be more productive and competitive.

Take the Survey Now at - http://go.unl.edu/broadband-for-business.

ACA benefitsBusiness and the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is bringing in many changes for business owners, with and without employees. It is important for business owners to stay on top of the changing regulations to meet obligations, as well as know what is ahead.  The Health Care Decision Making website will help business owners develop ACA strategies that best meet their business needs.

Broadband Conference, October 16-17

 Nebraska BroadbandThe 2013 Broadband Connecting Nebraska Conference will be held on October 16 & 17 at the Younes Convention Center in Kearney, NE.  Keynote speakers:  Jack Uldich, Global Futurist & best-selling author on technology and business; Steve Kiene, Managing Principal at Nebraska Global, a venture capital firm focused on building a sustainable tech environment.

Check out the new Broadband Map and who all provides Internet service to your location.  Go to http://broadbandmap.nebraska.gov

Teams of volunteers across Nebraska are working to identify issues and develop plans for their areas. If you want to learn more about the Nebraska Broadband Initiative, contact the Coach for your region.  Join other Nebraskans in the efforts to bring vital high speed Internet access to all Nebraskans.

Buy Fresh/Buy Local Harvest Celebration 2013, November 7th

Buy Fresh/Buy Local

Celebrate the abundant harvest of food grown locally and recognizing Nebraska's diversified, small to mid-scale family farmers and ranchers who toil in the fields to raise healthy food, and sell direct to the consumer. Celebration will be November 7th at the East Campus Union, Lincoln. Doors open at 5:00, Heavy Hors d'oeuvres, live auction and social opportunities.
Tickets are $35.00 for members and $40 for non-members, kids under 10 free. Reservations by November 4th, contact Linda Tesch at ltesch1@unl.edu or call 402-472-5273

BFBL memberships are available

Join other producers across Nebraska who are combining their marketing efforts through a Buy Fresh/Buy Local membership. For a small membership fee, members are listed in a beautiful, professionally designed directory with listings of producers, restaurants, stores, farmers' markets & institutions that sell locally produced food. Check out the BFBL membership page for more benefits.

Food Business Seminar, January 11th

 Food processingThe one-day "Recipe to Reality" seminar is the first step in developing a food business. It is specifically designed to provide entrepreneurs with an understanding of the key issues they will need to consider when starting a food business. Seminars are provided throughout the year. Visit the UNL Food Processing Center website for seminar dates and locations

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Registration deadline is December 18, 2013. Contact Jill Gifford at 402-472-2819 or jgifford1@unl.edu for an information packet.



Entrepreneurship Events

Please check the Nebraska Entrepreneurship Calendar for Upcoming Events!



Other Resources

Community Connections -Building a bridge between youth entrepreneurs and their communities

Broadband Initiative - Planning Internet access for the future

Buy Fresh/Buy Local© - Supporting Local Food Producers

EntrepreneurShip Investigation (ESI) – Education youth, ages 10-19

Nebraska Cooperative Development Center - Education & Technical Assistance for Cooperatives

Food Processing Center - One-Stop Resource for Food Manufacturers

Nebraska SARE Program - Sustainable Education and Assistance for Farming & Ranching

Red Carpet Services - Online Education for Customer Service

eXtension.org — Entrepreneurs and Their Communities - National eXtension Resources