Are you planning to start a business or transact business in Nebraska?
If you're thinking about starting a business, you're already planning. The following resources can help you help yourself in developing a proper business plan. This is essential, not only if you need financing or investors, but for any business you intend to make your livelihood.
Links to Nebraska and other state governments' department web sites; Nebraska business web sites; nationwide business licensing directory...
Links to Nebraska and federal laws and regulations addressing many types of businesses and business activities; legal information, self-help legal guides and attorney directories to help you find qualified legal advice when needed.
Checklist of employer/employee registrations and requirements, federal and state; information for independent contractors; job and employee search resources; labor statistics.
All known public business financing programs including loan, loan guarantee and grant programs are listed below. If you do NOT yet have a business plan it is strongly recommended you write one before contacting a bank or program listed below for a loan. With the exception of the programs listed under the Grants' section, there are NO grants for the general startup and operating costs of a for-profit business.
Business tax registration and other tax forms, tax guides and toll-free hotlines to Taxpayer Assistance offices in the Nebraska Dept. of Revenue and the IRS.
Complete information on Nebraska's competitive tax incentives for business locating in and growing in Nebraska.
How to become a non-profit and tax-exempt organization; organizational management guides and resources to help your organization accomplish its goals and objectives.
Intellectual property can be a crucial business asset. Comprehensive information on trade names, trademarks, patents copyrights, links to intellectual property attorneys in Nebraska as well as the SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) funding program for new technologies and products is provided here.
Federal, state and local governments represent an enormous potential market for a wide range of products and services. Here you can learn about those opportunities, how the PTAC (Procurement Technical Assistance Program) can help you find opportunities to qualify and compete for government contracts.
Resources for and directories of women- and minority-owned businesses and resources.
There is a world of opportunity in the global marketplace. Here you will find people and resources that can help you explore and develop these opportunities.
A collection of the most frequently requested maps, statistics and research in and about Nebraska, ranging from detailed census data to industrial opportunity studies to... just plain interesting.
Selected resources that respond to questions we get that just didn't fit in the other categories.
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Links to hundreds of Nebraska community and school web sites
Links to over 1,000 Nebraska food, manufacturing, bioscience, retail and service business web sites
- Extensive Nebraska economic & demographic statistics, charts and tables