UNL Extension Entrepreneurship

State Entrepreneur Index is out

The New State Entrepreneur Index is out and according to Eric Thompson, director of UNL's Bureau of Business Research and co-author of the national index, Nebraska has improved significantly over the past two years!


Let's Do BusINEss Video Series
Entering the World of Retail and Wholesale

John Marquis was on a mission of creating a men's shaving lotion, after he created the perfect combination, he started Ogallala Bay Rum by selling on eBay! Soon John discovered he was in the world of retail and wholesale! John will share what he learned about marketing and selling!  To learn more about Ogallala Bay Rum go to  - http://www.ogallalabayrum.com/ Never miss a Friday 15 chat by registering for email reminders at https://go.unl.edu/friday15registration



Nebraska Businesses Say Broadband is Key to Growth and Success

Results of the Nebraska Broadband Initiative survey show that Nebraska businesses see broadband Internet service as a key to economic success and future growth. 

Thousands of Nebraska businesses were surveyed on their current use of broadband technology.  The survey revealed important information, highlighted in the summary report, Broadband Use by Nebraskans.

Key findings include:
• Nebraska businesses are creating jobs and increasing revenues through the use of broadband applications.
• Nebraska businesses on average are utilizing 13 Internet applications and processes.
• Mobile devices and access are becoming increasingly important to Nebraskans.
• Broadband utilization varies by employment size, region and community size and industry.

Participating businesses were scored on Internet usage and options were identified to help them expand their technology usage and improve business operations.

For the details, check out Broadband Use by Nebraskans.



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Other Resources

Community Connections -Building a bridge between youth entrepreneurs and their communities

Broadband Initiative - Planning Internet access for the future

Buy Fresh/Buy Local© - Supporting Local Food Producers

EntrepreneurShip Investigation (ESI) – Education youth, ages 10-19

Nebraska Cooperative Development Center - Education & Technical Assistance for Cooperatives

Food Processing Center - One-Stop Resource for Food Manufacturers

Nebraska SARE Program - Sustainable Education and Assistance for Farming & Ranching

Red Carpet Services - Online Education for Customer Service

eXtension.org — Entrepreneurs and Their Communities - National eXtension Resources