Best Small Business Resources in the Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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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NMotion

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Fundraising

Description

NMotion encourages entrepreneurs to grow their business idea through the NMotion Labs program. The NMotion Labs includes personalized workshops, dedicated staff help, coworking space, and more. NMotion also offers a 90-day accelerator with dedicated mentors and experts to help you grow.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

151 N. 8th St., Suite 517
Lincoln, NE 68508
402-875-4166
info@nmotion.co


FUSE Coworking

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Coworking

Description

FUSE Coworking offers office space with basic amenities, social events with other entrepreneurs who use the space, and educational lectures and workshops.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

151 N 8th St., 5th Floor
Lincoln, NE 68508
402-937-0026


Lincoln Public Library

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Business Planning
  • Research

Description

The local library has databases and books particularly for entrepreneurs, and you can make an appointment with a librarian to learn how to best utilize these resources. 

Restrictions

Library card required for most resources. 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

136 S 14th St.
Lincoln, NE 68508
402-441-8500

HOURS OF OPERATION:

MON - SATt: 10 am - 6 pm

SUN: 12 pm - 6 pm


Lincoln 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.


NBDC Lincoln

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.


Rural Enterprise Assistance Project REAP WBC

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Networking

Description

Women's Business Centers are nationwide programs established by the SBA to assist women in starting small businesses. Some of these centers are combined with other local organizations and use that relationship to offer even more services. Each Women's Business Center has counselors who can provide mentorship and assistance with business planning. Women’s Business Centers also provide a network of other businesses, and some have loan programs available

Restrictions

The Women's Business Centers are, as the name implies, meant for women primarily.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

422 Roberts Street
Seward, NE 68434
402-643-2673