Business Capital Guide

Capital Guide

Business Capital Guide

Access to capital is vital for businesses in Nebraska to start, expand operations, and remain competitive. Overall, utilizing local financial institutions, state and federal resources, and private capital sources can help Nebraska business owners get the funding they require. Nebraska’s economic development organizations work to connect local businesses with various capital resources to facilitate growth and innovation.


Determine how much money you will need, and for what. Ideally, you should have already outlined your funding requirements in your business plan.

Request assistance.

Calculate to start.

Calculate to grow.


Now that you have properly assessed your financial needs, take the time to find out all of your financing options (i.e. self-financing/bootstrapping, crowdfunding, grants, debt or equity).

Research financing options.

Take no-cost business classes or enroll in entrepreneurial programs on funding a business.

Meet with professional business advisors for no-cost advice and guidance.


After deciding on the appropriate financing option for your business, prepare a business case, as well as any required documentation, including your business financials, for potential crowd funders, lenders, or investors.

Get no-cost assistance from local non-profit business support organizations.

Get assistance from a CPA or Attorney registered in Nebraska.

  • Consult with a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
  • Consult with a registered corporate/business law attorney.

More tips for preparing.


Select the appropriate business financing provider, submit an application and all required documents.

After a successful funding effort, make sure to comply with any requirements of your funding agreement including repayment schedules.