Loan Options

Business Funding

Business Loan Options

Obtaining financial capital is a critical component for any new or expanding Nebraska business. Business loans can supply vital capital whether utilized for initial costs, procuring inventory and equipment, increasing staff, securing larger commercial space, or addressing various other operating expenses. By leveraging business loan options, both nascent and established companies can acquire the financial fuel essential for turning their business goals into a reality.

Most businesses are funded through individual equity investments combined with commercial loans or CDFI loans. Unless your business has new technology and you are prototyping it (SBIR/STTR type projects), grants are rare and difficult to attain.

***Do not forget to check with your local economic development organization and/or Nebraska Economic Development District for special programs or financing that are potentially available.

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AltCap

AltCap is a nonprofit, impact-focused small business lender. AltCap is a Community Development Financial Institution that provides financing to underserved entrepreneurs to help communities grow.

Marcos Hernandez

Phone: (531) 232-6540
Website

1402 Jones Street
Elevator Co-Warehousing Community
Omaha, NE 68102

Business Lending - Ho Chunk Community Capital

HCCC supports financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and economic development on the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska reservation in northeastern Nebraska. We build build personal and community assets. We honor our tribal traditions as we build for the future.

Tony Wood

Phone: (402) 878-2192
Website

509 HoChunk Plaza N
Winnebago, NE 68071

Business Programs - USDA Rural Development - Kearney

USDA Rural Development Business Programs help to provide capital, equipment, space, job training, and entrepreneurial skills that can help to start and/or grow a business.

Jolene Jones

Phone: (308) 455-9840
Website

4009 6th Avenue, Suite 1
Kearney, NE 68845

Business Programs - USDA Rural Development - Lincoln

USDA Rural Development Business Programs help to provide capital, equipment, space, job training, and entrepreneurial skills that can help to start and/or grow a business, as well as supporting the creation and preservation of quality jobs in rural areas.

Brant Richardson

Phone: (402) 437-5568
Website

100 Centennial Mall North
Suite 308
Lincoln, NE 68508

Business Programs - USDA Rural Development - Norfolk

USDA Rural Development Business Programs help to provide capital, equipment, space, job training, and entrepreneurial skills that can help to start and/or grow a business, as well as supporting the creation and preservation of quality jobs in rural areas.

Bill Sheppard

Phone: (402) 371-5350 Ext: 104
Website

2601 Lakeridge Drive
Suite 2
Norfolk, NE 68701

Business Programs - USDA Rural Development - Scottsbluff

USDA Rural Development Business Programs help to provide capital, equipment, space, job training, and entrepreneurial skills that can help to start and/or grow a business, as well as supporting the creation and preservation of quality jobs in rural areas.

Marla Marx

Phone: (308) 632-2195 Ext: 132
Website

818 Ferdinand Plaza, Suite B
Scottsbluff, NE 69361

Community Development Resources

It is the mission of Community Development Resources to create economic opportunity and strong communities by providing capital and technical assistance to develop and fortify small businesses.

Mitch Elam

Phone: (402) 436-2387
Website


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Entrepreneurship Center - Central Community College - Columbus

The Entrepreneurship Center is an integral part of the CCC Foundation and CCC. It is under the general direction of a board of directors and staffed by part-time directors. The Entrepreneurship Center partners with several local, state and federal development groups and organizations in providing services.

Kelli Faltys

Phone: (402) 562-1242
Website

4500 63rd Street
Columbus, NE 68602

Entrepreneurship Center - Central Community College - Grand Island

The Entrepreneurship Center is an integral part of the CCC Foundation and CCC. It is under the general direction of a board of directors and staffed by part-time directors. The Entrepreneurship Center partners with several local, state and federal development groups and organizations in providing services.

Aimee Steinhardt-Duysen

Phone: (308) 398-7520
Website

407 W 3rd Street
Grand Island, NE 68801

Entrepreneurship Center - Central Community College - Hastings

The Entrepreneurship Center is an integral part of the CCC Foundation and CCC. It is under the general direction of a board of directors and staffed by part-time directors. The Entrepreneurship Center partners with several local, state and federal development groups and organizations in providing services.

Aimee Steinhardt-Duysen

Phone: (308) 398-7520
Website

550 South Technical Boulevard
Hastings, NE 68902

Entrepreneurship Center - Central Community College - Kearney

The Entrepreneurship Center is an integral part of the CCC Foundation and CCC. It is under the general direction of a board of directors and staffed by part-time directors. The Entrepreneurship Center partners with several local, state and federal development groups and organizations in providing services.

Aimee Steinhardt-Duysen

Phone: (308) 398-7520
Website

1215 30th Avenue
Kearney, NE 68848

HoChunk Community Capital, Inc.

Native CDFI [Community Development Financial Institution] serving the Winnebago reservation and adjacent counties with business lending and technical assistance to drive economic development.

Tony Wood

Phone: (402) 878-2192
Website

509 HoChunk Plaza N
Winnebago, NE 68071

ImagiNE Nebraska - Department of Economic Development

ImagiNE Nebraska is our redesigned incentives portfolio created with small and large businesses in mind. Whether you are expanding your business or relocating to Nebraska, let us help you ImagiNE the possibilities.

imagiNE Nebraska Information

Phone: (402) 471-6336
Website

245 Fallbrook Blvd, Suite 002
Lincoln, NE 68521

Invest Nebraska

Invest Nebraska provides operational assistance and seed capital, develops entrepreneurial/innovation ecosystems, and collaborates with public and private partners across the state to create jobs and ensure prosperity.

Nichole MacDonald

Phone: (402) 742-7860
Website

801 R Street
Suite 1
Lincoln, NE 68508

La Fuente Business Center

La Fuente Business Center provides a variety of classes and business coaching for individuals who want to create a startup and achieve financial sustainability. Our classes give participants the tools, knowledge, and support they need to start a successful and sustainable business.

La Fuente Business Center Information

Phone: (402) 933-4466
Website

2401 N Street
Omaha, NE 68107

Lender Match- U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Lender Match is an SBA-sponsored referral tool that aims to simplify the lending process for small businesses by matching them with potential financing options based on their needs and eligibility.

Lender Match Information

Phone: (402) 221-4691
Website

Small Business Administration (SBA) District Office - Omaha
10675 Bedford Ave., Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68134

Lending Link

The mission of Lending Link is to improve your financial stability.

Lending Link Information

Phone: (402) 557-5965
Website

4706 South 24th Street
Omaha, NE 68107

Loan Program (Spanish) - Center for Rural Affairs – Central Region

When a bank can’t help with dreams of homeownership or growing a business, the Center for Rural Affairs can. We offer coaching and financing to help people become homeowners and to start or grow sustainable businesses.

Lori Schrader

Phone: (402) 870-7070
Website

3180 West Highway 34, Room 200
PO Box 294
Grand Island, NE 68802

Loan Program (Spanish) - Center for Rural Affairs – Northeast Region

When a bank can’t help with dreams of homeownership or growing a business, the Center for Rural Affairs can. We offer coaching and financing to help people become homeowners and to start or grow sustainable businesses.

Lori Schrader

Phone: (402) 870-7070
Website

PO Box 343
Columbus, NE 68602

Loan Program (Spanish) - Center for Rural Affairs – Panhandle Region

When a bank can’t help with dreams of homeownership or growing a business, the Center for Rural Affairs can. We offer coaching and financing to help people become homeowners and to start or grow sustainable businesses.

Lori Schrader

Phone: (402) 870-7070
Website

615 South Beltline Highway West, Suite 1
Scottsbluff, NE 69361

Loan Program - Center for Rural Affairs - Panhandle Region

When a bank can’t help with dreams of homeownership or growing a business, the Center for Rural Affairs can. We offer coaching and financing to help people become homeowners and to start or grow sustainable businesses.

Lori Schrader

Phone: (402) 870-7070
Website

615 South Beltline Highway West
Suite 1
Scottsbluff, NE 69361

Loan Program - Center for Rural Affairs – Northeast Region

When a bank can’t help with dreams of homeownership or growing a business, the Center for Rural Affairs can. We offer coaching and financing to help people become homeowners and to start or grow sustainable businesses.

Lori Schrader

Phone: (402) 870-7070
Website

PO Box 332
Norfolk, NE 68702

Loan Program – Center for Rural Affairs - Central Region

When a bank can’t help with dreams of homeownership or growing a business, the Center for Rural Affairs can. We offer coaching and financing to help people become homeowners and to start or grow sustainable businesses.

Lori Schrader

Phone: (402) 870-7070
Website

PO Box 1761
North Platte, NE 69103

McCook Economic Development Corporation

MEDC is a privately and publicly funded, non-profit organization formed by a group of business and community minded individuals. We are dedicated to building a vibrant economy and maintaining a dynamic business climate where businesses can be successful. This will provide a more diversified, growing economic base for McCook and the surrounding area.

MEDC Information

Phone:
Website

402 Norris Avenue Suite 301
Mc Cook, NE 69001

Microbusiness and Asset Development Program - Catholic Charities of Omaha

Catholic Charities provides technical assistance, business training and seminars, networking opportunities, and financing through micro lending.

Leidy Bravo

Phone: (402) 554-0520
Website

5211 South 31st Street
Omaha, NE 68107

Microenterprise Assistance Program - Nebraska Department of Economic Development

The purpose of the microenterprise assistance program is to encourage and support the transfer of Nebraska-based technology and innovation in rural and urban areas of Nebraska in order to create high-growth, high technology businesses and to enhance creation of wealth and quality jobs.

Brad Kulwicki

Phone: (402) 480-9380
Website

245 Fallbrook Blvd, Suite 002
Lincoln, NE 68521

Native360 Loan Fund

Native360 Loan Fund is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) incorporated under the State of Nebraska and is a Native American Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).

Pete Upton

Phone: (308) 850-0303
Website

211 West 3rd Street
Grand Island, NE 68801

Nebraska Enterprise Fund (NEF) - Kearney

Nebraska Enterprise Fund provides training and mentoring, direct micro-lending, and loan guarantees.

NEF Information

Phone: (402) 685-5500
Website

Nest:Space - Premier Coworking
2224 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847

Nebraska Enterprise Fund (NEF) - Norfolk

Nebraska Enterprise Fund provides training and mentoring, direct micro-lending, and loan guarantees.

NEF Information

Phone: (402) 990-0151
Website

609 West Norfolk Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701

Nebraska Enterprise Fund (NEF) - Oakland

Nebraska Enterprise Fund provides training and mentoring, direct micro-lending, and loan guarantees.

NEF Information

Phone: (402) 685-5500
Website

330 North Oakland Avenue
Oakland, NE 68045

Nebraska Enterprise Fund (NEF) - Omaha

Nebraska Enterprise Fund provides training and mentoring, direct micro-lending, and loan guarantees.

NEF Information

Phone: (402) 685-5500
Website

2112 N. 30th St., Ste. 103
Omaha, NE 68111

Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District (NENEDD)

NENEDD assists communities and individuals with economic development, housing and business loan opportunities in a 16-county area (Antelope, Boone, Burt, Cedar, Colfax, Cuming, Dixon, Dodge, Knox, Madison, Nance, Pierce, Platte, Stanton, Thurston, Wayne).

Jeff Christensen

Phone: (402) 649-7223
Website

111 South 1st Street
Norfolk, NE 68701

Omaha 100 Inc.

Omaha 100, Incorporated, provides business opportunities through public and private partnerships, financing, and technical assistance enabling business owners to start, sustain and scale their business enterprises.

Business Lending

Phone: (402) 342-3373
Website

2401 Lake St # 130
Omaha, NE 68111

Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA)

MAPA exists to provide local governments with planning and technical support, thinking regionally and long range on the core issues that impact the vibrancy of the Greater Omaha-Council Bluffs Area.

MAPA Office

Phone: (402) 444-6866 Ext: 3220
Website

2222 Cuming Street
Omaha, NE 68102

Panhandle Area Development District (PADD)

PADD works to improve the economy and the standard of living, and enhance the natural and human environments in the Nebraska Panhandle through economic development and business assistance.

Bryan Venable

Phone: (308) 436-6584
Website

1620 Broadway
Suite A-10
Scottsbluff, NE 69361

SBA 504 Loan Program - NEDCO Small Business Lender

We can get you the small business loans you need to help your business to reach its full potential. With NEDCO’s SBA 504 Loan Program, you can get what you need to really grow.

Jason Culver

Phone: (402) 483-4600
Website

4445 South 86th Street, Ste 200
Lincoln, NE 68526

SBA Loans - U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Grow your small business using financing backed by the SBA. The Small Business Administration guarantees loans that provide funding to start or expand a business.

SBA Loan Information

Phone: (402) 221-4691
Website

Small Business Administration (SBA) District Office - Omaha
10675 Bedford Ave., Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68134

Southeast Nebraska Development District (SENDD)

The Southeast Nebraska Development District (SENDD) is a voluntary association of counties and municipalities formed under the Nebraska Interlocal Cooperation Act to identify common problems, their solutions, and to provide continuing support for efficient and effective government among its members.

Tom Bliss

Phone: (402) 475-2560
Website

7407 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68510

Spark

At Spark we believe in the power of community. We are building a culture of holistic community development in North and South Omaha.

Spark Information

Phone: (402) 819-4885
Website

1111 N 13th Street, Suite 311
Omaha, NE 68102

State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI)- Department of Economic Development

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 reauthorized and amended the Small Business Jobs Act (SBJA) of 2010 to provide $10 billion to fund the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) as a response to the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. SSBCI is a federal program administered by the Department of the Treasury that was created to strengthen state programs that support private financing to small businesses.

Nisha Avey

Phone: (402) 853-1391
Website

245 Fallbrook Blvd, Suite 002
Lincoln, NE 68521

Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans & Loan Guarantees - USDA Rural Development

This program provides financing for the construction, maintenance, improvement and expansion of telephone service and broadband in rural areas.

Roger Meeks

Phone: (402) 420-1467
Website

100 Centennial Mall North
Lincoln, NE 68508

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