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May Power of Business Newsletter

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Let's Do BusINEss Video Series
Going Into Business

Judy Pederson, ProPrinting, North Platte Nebraska has been in business for 4 years buying an existing business. Judy shares how they have changed their business and the type of services they are able to offer today. Going into business has it's challenges but also it's rewards - listen to tips from a real entrepreneur!



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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In the News

NEW Ag and Food Website

Today's food consumers are increasingly interested in knowing where their food comes from, how it is grown or raised, what practices are in place to ensure it is safe, and how it may be impacting the environment.   To learn more about the relationship of agriculture and your food - go to UNL Ag and Food website - food.unl.edu/ag-and-food

Nebraska Broadband

Young people from across Nebraska share the value and importance of high speed Internet technology in their lives - http://youtu.be/NDKZJ6x5vvI

Power of Business - for up to date information on how to effectively make wise decisions about your small business - check out the new blog -  http://powerofbusiness.net

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