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.

About

The Microbusiness and Asset Development Program offers a wide range of services tailored to help entrepreneurs and small business owners. Catholic Charities offers microloans up to $10,000, technical assistance, continuous learning, and networking. In addition, Catholic Charities provides business consulting that covers assistance registering the business entities, obtaining EIN, permits and licenses with the city and any other agency. 

The Microbusiness Training Program consists of 16 classes over 8 weeks. Daytime and evening classes are offered at least 4 times a year in both Spanish and English. Coursework includes: Creating Business and Marketing Plans, Financial Projections, Branding and Messaging, Target Markets, Taxes/Accounting, Insurance, and Human Resources. 

The Cleaning Academy consists of 8 classes over 8 weeks. Classes are offered in both English and Spanish throughout the year. Coursework includes: Best Practices and Industry Standards; Health and Safety Regulations; Floor and Carpet Cleaning; Chemical Labels, Safety and Exposure; Bathroom Maintenance; and more. 

Financial Education Classes consist of 9 classes over 9 weeks. Coursework includes: Budgeting, SMART Goals, Debt Management, Credit Scores, Cash Flow, Banking and Savings, Predatory Lending, and Insurance.

Basic Computer Classes consist of 6 classes over 6 weeks. Coursework includes: Functions of a Computer, Microsoft Office, Web Browsing/Internet, Outlook, Social Media, and QuickBooks.

Classes are currently being offered virtually.

 

Services Provided

Business Planning

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

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Loan Providers

Legal Services

  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information
  • Forming a Business

Management Issues

  • Professional / Leadership Development

Marketing/Sales

  • Website Development
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Market Research

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking Organizations

  • Industry Specific
  • Geographically Based
  • Demographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit Development

  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services

Product Development

  • Patent Information

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Native-American Business
  • Nebraska Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy
  • Women’s Business Issues
  • African-American Business
  • Latino Business

Regulatory Compliance

  • Government Requirements
  • Patent Information
  • Registration, licenses and permits
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Certification
  • Registration Assistance
  • Subcontracting Opportunities

Starting a Business

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

Tax Services

  • Tax Preparation Assistance
  • Tax Registration

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Website Development

Training

  • Human Resources Training
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Financial Statements and Cash Flow Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Marketing Plan Development and Training
  • Startup Classes