A Basic QuickBooks Guide for Small Business Owners

Virtual

If you’re a small business owner, chances are you’ve heard about QuickBooks. That’s because QuickBooks is the most popular accounting software on the market. In this webinar, our expert presenter will walk you through the basic features of QuickBooks and explain how to use it to streamline your financial management. Whether you're new to QuickBooks or looking […]

Free

Creating a Capture Plan for a Small Business in the Government Marketplace

Virtual

Capture planning is a critical process that involves identifying opportunities, evaluating the landscape, and implementing effective strategies to secure a specific business opportunity. While there is abundant information on capture planning, much of it is tailored toward large organizations with substantial human resources and established government contracts. This webinar focuses on how small businesses, despite […]

Free

Make a Difference in Your Community – Volunteering Can Help Small Businesses Grow

Virtual

In this engaging webinar with a panel of experts, learn why volunteering is a way to give back as a mentor to share your business knowledge with small business owners and entrepreneurs. Webinar will cover: How Volunteerism Impact Our Communities Benefits of Volunteering with Your Local SCORE Chapter What It Means to Volunteer as a […]

Free

Boots to Business | Reboot Two-Day Virtual Session

Virtual

Join us for our Boots to Business | Reboot program! This program is there to help you dive into the world of business ownership or self-employment. We’ll walk you through the important steps of checking out your business ideas and give you the basics to whip up a solid business plan. You’ll get the lowdown […]

Free

Summer Hiring – Compliance Considerations and Tips for Success

Virtual

Experiencing an increase in demand during the summer can be exciting for small business owners, but finding the right hire to meet that demand can be challenging. In this webinar, we’ll dive into the fundamentals of hiring a seasonal worker and the strategies you can use to hire the right employee fast while staying compliant […]

Free

SEO Bootcamp: Turning Your Website into a Lead-Generation Machine

Virtual

Optimizing your website for Search Engines to generate leads for your business is a strategy used by millions of companies around the globe. With all of the information (and misinformation) out there, it can be difficult to know where to start with SEO, and if it’s even a viable strategy for your business or not. […]

Free

Submitting Compliant Offers to Government Agencies

Virtual

It can be frustrating for both contractors and government agencies when a winning offer gets the axe simply because of missing details or a tardy submission. In this introductory course, you will delve into the fundamentals of submitting “compliant offers” to government agencies. You will explore the three main types of offers – quotes, bids, […]

Free

Decoding CMMC: A Compliance Roadmap

Virtual

Unpack the complexities of CMMC compliance with a clear, step-by-step roadmap. From scoping to certification, this session lays out each phase, helping you navigate the path to compliance with confidence. When you register for this event, answer "Nebraska APEX Accelerator" for the question: "What MEP or Apex Accelerator are you associated with?"

Free

Creating a Culture of Support

Virtual

Join us as we bring together women leaders in STEM for a panel discussion about how to effectively use women employee resource groups (ERGs) and committees to support one another and make organizational change. Our panelists will share what has worked for their organizations and lessons they learned along the way. Panelists Elizabeth Cain – Scrum […]

Create Your Operations Blueprint

Virtual

Move your company forward with tools that help you see the big picture and plan for next steps in staffing, processes, product offerings, and more. The first 75 registrants will receive a free workbook from our speaker.

Driving Sales in Your First 90 Days as a New Seller

Virtual

Are you a Brand Owner who is new to Amazon*? In this session, learn the five programs that Amazon sellers utilized in the first 90 days of launch to attain healthy levels of sales growth over time. Amazon data scientists have found that sellers who have successfully achieved the Perfect Launch are 5.2x more likely to […]

Free

ALLO’s Growth and Leveraging Social Media to Find New Teammates

Virtual

Get an overall social strategy that emphasizes audience targeting, platform selection, A/B testing, creativity, content calendar creation, and simplicity. It focuses on tailoring content to various demographics, utilizing suitable platforms, testing content performance, repurposing successful posts, and utilizing free or low-cost creative tools. It also underscores the importance of consistency and authenticity in content creation, […]

Free

Past Performance: A Critical Factor For Success in the Government Marketplace

Virtual

Past performance management holds significant weight in the success of government contractors. Government agencies now place a premium on a contractor’s ability to deliver on promises, emphasizing the adage that “actions speak louder than words.” Contractors with a strong track record of past performance gain a competitive edge in the government contracting arena. This webinar, […]

Free

NMotion Pitch Contest

Virtual

Five founders selected. Five minutes to pitch your startup. Five minutes for Q+A with a panel of investors. 1st Prize: $250 + Opening Pitch Slot @ May 21 NMotion Showcase 2nd Prize: Set of Steak Knives (metaphorically speaking) Runner-Ups: Expert Feedback and Coaching Open to any founder or prospective founder. Whether it is your first […]

2024 National Small Business Week (NSBW) 2 Day Virtual Summit – Day 1

Virtual

As part of the National Small Business Week (NSBW), the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE will co-host the NSBW Virtual Summit that includes a variety of educational webinars, exhibit booths, free business resources, multiple peer-to-peer networking rooms, and expert business advice from SCORE mentors. The 2-day event is free to attend, but registration is […]

Free

Food Safety Lunch Hour | Practical Aspects of HACCP Plan Development and Implementation

Virtual

This series of webinars will provide a refresher of each of the seven HACCP principles as well as practical aspects for the successful design and implementation of HACCP plans, with an emphasis on small and medium food operations. There are no pre-requisites to attend these webinars, but HACCP training within the last five years is […]

2024 National Small Business Week (NSBW) 2 Day Virtual Summit – Day 2

Virtual

As part of the National Small Business Week (NSBW), the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE will cohost the NSBW Virtual Summit that includes a variety of educational webinars, exhibit booths, free business resources, multiple peer-to-peer networking rooms and expert business advice from SCORE mentors. The 2-day event is free to attend, but registration is required to access all the value the virtual […]

Free

Food Safety Seminar

Virtual

Marion W. Shepherd Jr., Microbiologist at the Coca-Cola Company The Food Safety Seminar Series is offered monthly, every fall and spring semesters with invited speakers to highlight current research and industry advances in food safety. All seminars are free and open to the public.

Use YouTube to Grow Your Business

Virtual

Learn how to use YouTube and the power of video to promote your business or brand. In this workshop we’ll cover: – How to create a YouTube channel – Adding videos and organize your channel – How to promote your business with video ads Can’t attend? Register anyway and we’ll send you the recording!

DCAA Cost Reimbursable Requirements Series Part 1 – Incurred Cost Submissions / Contract Briefs

Virtual

The National APEX Accelerator Alliance (NAPEX) and your local APEX Accelerator are excited to announce the upcoming DCAA Cost Reimbursable Requirements Series. Part 1 of the Cost Reimbursable Requirements Series includes Incurred Cost Submissions and Contract Briefs. At the end of a defined accounting period, federal government contractors must submit actual costs incurred to DCAA. […]

CMMC: Unraveled

Virtual

Companies handling Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) will be required to obtain a third-party assessment from an Authorized CMMC 3rd Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO) to maintain or bid on DoD contracts. This presentation, “CMMC: Unraveled”, will go into detail on common NIST SP 800-171 pitfalls, DoD Assessment Methodology pitfalls, DFARS 252.204-7012 pitfalls, top five 'Other than […]

Free

Rural Rendezvous

Virtual

Join us on the second Wednesday of each month to discuss what’s going on in Rural Nebraska. Speakers cover topics from entrepreneurship and leadership, as well as community health and well being. Plus, there’s time for networking and some Q&A.

Countdown to Launch

Virtual

Develop a simple but impactful go-to-market strategy that gets customers excited about your newest product or service

How to Write a One-Page Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Guide

Virtual

In this webinar, you will learn how to write a one-page business plan for your business. We'll also discuss how writing a one-page business plan can help you organize your ideas and allow you to be focused and concise about your business goals. Our expert presenter will show you each element of the one-page business […]

Free

How to Capitalize and Monetize Artificial Intelligence Opportunities – Explore Trends and Opportunities with Artificial Intelligence – Entrepreneurs Education Collaborative (EEC)

Virtual

The Entrepreneurs Education Collaborative (EEC) creates, promotes, and encourages educational opportunities for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs in Omaha and the surrounding Nebraska region. AI is not going anywhere, learn tips and tricks to keep your business up to speed.

Creating a Marketing Plan That Works: A Step-by-Step Guide for Startups

Virtual

Step into the world of strategic marketing with Josefina Loza as she guides startups through the process of developing a comprehensive marketing plan. Learn to set clear objectives, identify your target audience, select the most effective marketing channels, and measure your success to ensure your startup’s growth. Key Takeaways: ● Define clear marketing objectives aligned […]

How to Create a LinkedIn B2B Marketing Strategy for Your Business

Virtual

LinkedIn is the world's largest professional networking platform and marketing on LinkedIn can generate more leads than some of the top social media platforms, especially for for B2B marketers. If you want to grab the attention of top-level executives, then you should work on your LinkedIn marketing strategy. In this webinar, our expert presenter will […]

Free

Decoding CMMC: A Step-by-Step Compliance Roadmap

Virtual

Unpack the complexities of CMMC compliance with a clear, step-by-step roadmap. From scoping to certification, this session lays out each phase, helping you navigate the path to compliance with confidence.

Assortment Planning for Your Brick and Mortar

Virtual

Discover insider tips and proven techniques to curate winning product ranges in your physical store, decode sales metrics, and leverage data-driven strategies for success.

Strengthening Cybersecurity Defenses

Virtual

We will begin with a quick overview of the incidents that have occurred in the past year in Kansas/Nebraska area and move on to tools and practices that can help and finish with ways to help prevent your organization from becoming the next victim. Key takeaways include: – A deeper understanding of the need for […]

Free

DCAA Cost Reimbursable Requirements Series Part 2 – Accounting System Requirements / Real-Time Labor Evaluations

Virtual

The National APEX Accelerator Alliance (NAPEX) and your local APEX Accelerator Program is excited to announce the upcoming DCAA Cost Reimbursable Requirements Series. Part 2 of the Cost Reimbursable Requirements Series includes Audits Under the SBIR/STTR Programs from a DCAA Perspective and Accounting System Requirements. Each year, over 5,000 contracts totaling well over $3.2 billion […]

Rural Rendezvous

Virtual

Join us on the second Wednesday of each month to discuss what’s going on in Rural Nebraska. Speakers cover topics from entrepreneurship and leadership, as well as community health and well being. Plus, there’s time for networking and some Q&A.

Leading Through Challenging Times

Virtual

Current events affect us all, for better or for worse. Explore strategies for leading and reassuring teams during challenging events. Plus, explore how–or if–your company will make a public response.

Kickstart Your Tax Prep

Virtual

Learn about the types of taxes that might impact your business, potential savings opportunities and how taxes fit into your plans, including growth and retirement.

Mastering eCommerce Shipping in 2024

Virtual

Join us for an insightful webinar designed for all those involved in shipping packages within the eCommerce landscape. As the digital marketplace continues to evolve, staying ahead in the shipping game is crucial for businesses of all sizes. In this webinar, we’ll delve into the latest trends, technologies, and best practices that will shape eCommerce […]

Strategic Scoping: Simplifying CMMC Compliance

Virtual

Uncover the art of ‘scoping’ to streamline your CMMC journey, focusing on defining the IT boundaries that contain CUI. This approach not only simplifies compliance but also makes it more cost-effective for small businesses.

Understanding Your Customer: Market Research for Small Businesses

Virtual

Gain valuable insights into your customers without breaking the bank. Join Josefina Loza in exploring accessible market research techniques for small businesses and startups. Learn how to collect and analyze customer data, understand market trends, and apply this knowledge to make informed decisions that drive business success. Key Takeaways: ● Conduct cost-effective market research to […]

Rural Rendezvous

Virtual

Join us on the second Wednesday of each month to discuss what’s going on in Rural Nebraska. Speakers cover topics from entrepreneurship and leadership, as well as community health and well being. Plus, there’s time for networking and some Q&A.

DCAA Pricing Series Part 1 – Elements of an Adequate Proposal / Cost and Price Analysis for Small Business

Virtual

The National APEX Accelerator Alliance (NAPEX) and your local APEX Accelerator Program is excited to announce the upcoming DCAA Pricing Series. Part 1 of the Pricing Series includes Elements of an Adequate Proposal and Cost and Price Analysis for Small Business. Proposals are contractor prepared packages made in response to government solicitations and include the […]

Mastering Market Research – Cutting-Edge Marketing and Social Media Ideas to Win New Customers – Entrepreneurs Education Collaborative (EEC)

Virtual

The Entrepreneurs Education Collaborative (EEC) creates, promotes, and encourages educational opportunities for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs in Omaha and the surrounding Nebraska region. Learn about free public resources that help you better understand your target market and competitors, such as SizeUp Nebraska.

CMMC 2.0: Navigating the Latest Updates and What They Mean for You

Virtual

Stay ahead of the curve with insights into the latest CMMC 2.0 updates, including the impact of the revision of NIST SP 800-171 (Rev 3). Understand the changes, anticipate new requirements, and learn how your business can smoothly transition to the updated standards.

Agritourism Through Farm Stores – Marketing

Virtual

Online and farm store locations (to be determined) Are you a military veteran interested in agriculture? Join us as we visit different farm stores through our 11-session series that will rotate between online classroom sessions and on-farm sessions with an online option. In our classroom sessions, participants will visit actual storefronts, online stores, and farm […]

DCAA Pricing Series Part 2 – Indirect Costs and Rates / Monitoring Subcontracts

Virtual

The National APEX Accelerator Alliance (NAPEX) and your local APEX Accelerator Program is excited to announce the upcoming DCAA Pricing Series. Part 2 of the Pricing Series includes Indirect Costs and Rates and Monitoring Subcontracts. Not sure how to build your indirect rates? Experts from DCAA will define direct versus indirect costs, what general indirect […]

Rural Rendezvous

Virtual

Join us on the second Wednesday of each month to discuss what’s going on in Rural Nebraska. Speakers cover topics from entrepreneurship and leadership, as well as community health and well being. Plus, there’s time for networking and some Q&A.

Building a Winning Team: W2 or 1099?- Entrepreneurs Education Collaborative (EEC)

Virtual

The Entrepreneurs Education Collaborative (EEC) creates, promotes, and encourages educational opportunities for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs in Omaha and the surrounding Nebraska region. Finding the correct employees will give your business an advantage. This session dives into the benefits and costs associated with employee and independent contractor models.

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