Center for Entrepreneurship and Rural Development – University of Nebraska Kearney

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Rural Development is an outreach center at the University of Nebraska at Kearney focusing on improving the economic landscape of central Nebraska through engaging relationships with students, area entrepreneurs and partner organizations and stakeholders.

About

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Rural Development is an outreach center housed in the College of Business and Technology at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The team in the CERD focus on improving the economic landscape of central Nebraska through engaging relationships with students, area entrepreneurs and partner organizations and stakeholders. The mission of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Rural Development is to promote strong and sustained business growth by fostering creative entrepreneurial initiatives in central Nebraska and to establish a competitive economic edge through applied academic research and community outreach.

Services Provided

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • Latino Business
  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Small Business Policy
  • Women’s Business Issues
  • Nebraska Business Issues
  • LGBTQ Business Issues
  • Native-American Business

Business Planning

  • Forming a Business
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research
  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Professional / Leadership Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Tax Credits
  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Obtaining Equity Funding
  • Obtaining Government Funding
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Technology Grants
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Loan Providers
  • Financial Assistance for International Trade Shows
  • Angel Investment Providers
  • Venture Capital Equity Providers
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Real Estate Finance

Operations and Logistics

  • Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Locating Freight Forwarders/Customs Brokers
  • Freight and Distribution

Import and Export Assistance

  • Trade Education and Training
  • Import/Export Certification and Licensing
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Locating Foreign Distributors
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting
  • Financial Assistance for Exporting Activities

Legal Services

  • Patent Seminars
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Contract Review
  • Forming a Business
  • Lease Review
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Marketing/Sales

  • Website Development
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Competitive Analysis
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets

Networking Organizations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Home Based
  • Small Business/General
  • International Trade

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Selling to Foreign Governments and Businesses
  • HUB zone Certification
  • Subcontracting Opportunities
  • Bid Matching and Preparation
  • Obtaining Certification
  • Government and Military Specifications
  • Price History
  • Registration Assistance

Office, Incubator, Accelerator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Incubator Space
  • Office Space
  • Retail Space
  • Office Equipment and Furniture
  • Wet Lab Incubator
  • Lease Review
  • Commercial Kitchen Facilities
  • Site Location
  • Coworking Space
  • Accelerators
  • Maker Space

Economic and Site Development

  • Lease Review
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits
  • Watershed Planning
  • Revitalization
  • Economic Forecast

Regulatory Compliance

  • Bonding
  • Codes
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Government Requirements
  • Registration, licenses and permits
  • Patent Information
  • Insurance Requirements
  • International Regulatory Compliance
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Tax Services

  • State Tax Credit Information
  • Tax Credits
  • Tax Registration
  • State and Federal TaxTraining
  • Tax Preparation Assistance

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Technology Transfer
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Website Development
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training

Training

  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Human Resources Training
  • Trade Education and Training
  • Business Management Training
  • International Trade Training
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Marketing Plan Development and Training
  • Startup Classes
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Budget, Financial Statements and Cash Flow Training

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development
  • Product Assembly and Packaging

Nonprofit Development

  • Technical Services
  • Board Development
  • Funds Development
  • Organizational Audits
  • Strategic Planning
  • Accounting
  • Human Resources

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Valuation
  • Purchasing an Existing Business

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)
  • Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Commercialization
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Technology Transfer
  • Wet Lab Incubator
  • Science/Bioscience Seminars
  • Manufacturing Development
  • High Tech Development
  • Life Sciences Development

Human Resources

  • Retention
  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies
  • Workforce Incentives

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Research Projects
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Home-Based Business Training

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Formal Mentoring Programs

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Augmented / Virtual Reality (AR/VR) and / or Holographic
Primary Contact
Lisa Tschauner
Address
1917 West 24th Street
Suite #E127
Kearney, NE 68849