Best Small Business Resources in the Kearney Area

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Starting a business is a life-changing experience. Nebraska has dozens of great resources to help entrepreneurs get started. Our team researched and vetted organizations in the Kearney area and compiled our list of recommended resources in this article.

You can also read our guide to starting a business in Nebraska.

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NBDC Kearney

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Financial

Offers Free Service

Description

The greatest strength of the SBDC is their free, confidential, 1-on-1 business mentoring for anyone who seeks it. Sometimes in order to be considered for mentoring from one of their professional business advisors, you may have to attend a class/workshop or at least present your business plan. SBDC's are located all throughout the state and you should use the SBDC closest to your location if possible, but you can often transfer to a different location if they do not fit your needs.


Kearney Public Library

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Business Planning
  • Research

Offers Free Service

Accepts Walks In

Description

The public library has books and databases to help you learn about starting a small business. Book one-on-one sessions with a librarian if you need additional guidance using library resources. Their online services offer legal information, legal forms, business videos and more.

Restrictions

Library card required for most services.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

2020 1st Ave.
Kearney, NE 68847
308-233-3215
mbenes@kearneygov.org

HOURS OF OPERATION:

MON - THU: 9 am - 9 pm

FRI - SAT: 9 am - 5 pm

SUN: 1 pm - 5 pm


Kearney SCORE

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Networking

Offers Free Service

Description

SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) is a leading, nation-wide organization that has assisted millions of entrepreneurs over its 50+ years of operation. SCORE is a resource partner of the SBA that offers access to a network of experienced business leaders who donate time to mentor entrepreneurs and small business owners. They also host free or inexpensive workshops online and at 300 local chapters around the United States. Mentoring can be conducted either in person or remotely and is always free and confidential, no matter how often you take advantage of this service.