Small Business Development Center – Nebraska Business Development Center – Southeast – Lincoln

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program of NBDC is a resource for small business creation and expansion in Nebraska. The Nebraska SBDC offers confidential consulting services to entrepreneurs and small business owners looking to start and grow their enterprises or to transition companies to the next generation of ownership. SBDC consultants are credentialed business advisers with academic degrees and professional certifications. SBDC consulting services are offered at no or low cost to those interested in operating a for-profit business in Nebraska.


The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a program of the Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC). NBDC is a department of the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha with offices in Omaha, Lincoln, Wayne, Norfolk, Kearney, North Platte, Scottsbluff, and Chadron. Our partners throughout the State include the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Wayne State College, and Chadron State College.

NBDC helps strengthen Nebraska businesses for a healthy economy and prosperous communities. Certified consultants provide confidential, impartial business planning services for established and start-up businesses.

NBDC will help a business develop a business plan as well as detailed financial projections covering three years of operations, information that is essential for successful financing applications.

NBDC can also provide Exit & Succession Planning, as well as low-cost, high-quality business valuation reports for small businesses with values from $100,000 to $10,000,000.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Forming a Business

Buying or Selling a Business

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

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Obtaining Equity Funding
  • Tax Credits
  • Technology Grants

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data


  • One-on-One Counseling

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Startup Business Counseling

Business Planning

  • Market Research

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Obtaining Government Funding

Business Planning

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets

Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance

Import and Export Assistance

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Locating Foreign Distributors
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting


  • Competitive Analysis
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research

Operations and Logistics

  • Locating Freight Forwarders/Customs Brokers

Regulatory Compliance

  • International Regulatory Compliance

Starting a Business

  • Site Location


  • International Trade Training
  • Marketing Plan Development and Training
  • Trade Education and Training
Primary Contact
Craig Boesch
University of Nebraska Lincoln-College of Business Center for Entrepreneurship
730 North 14th Street, Suite 315
Lincoln, NE 68588