From a business idea to the expansion of an existing business, Omaha has a variety of organizations that can help take your business to the next level. The following list provides a few of these local business resources.
Carver Legacy Center
Black-owned Financial Institution and Wealth Building System
2416 Lake Street
CARVER LEGACY FINANCIAL SERVICES
The Carver Legacy Financial Services Center, a joint venture with American National Bank, will bring banking services to 24th and Lake, and provide increased access to credit and capital for Black businesses and North Omaha residents.
With the joint venture with American National Bank, individuals, families, organizations, churches and businesses can open accounts and make deposits at any American National Bank location by designating a Carver Legacy Account. American National Bank is a member of the FDIC which means deposits are insured.
HUB AND ACCELERATORS
The Hub will be the new home for Revive Omaha and the Revive Black Business Network. It will also feature shared office and meeting space for the DreamBusiness Accelerator and other business collaborators.
REVIVE OMAHA STORE AND POP-UP INCUBATOR
Another key component to the Center is the Revive Store and Pop Up Incubator. The space where Big Mama’s sandwich shop operated now features products created by African-Americans and North Omaha residents. The space will also serve as a pop-up incubator for businesses that would like to introduce their products to the community.
Mission: To accelerate businesses through a dynamic network of successful entrepreneurs and trusted business leaders.
Dream Business is the premier platform to train and equip business leaders to achieve groundbreaking results using proven industry best practices that promote scalability and growth.
If you’re looking to accelerate your business you’re at the right place. We are passionate about connecting people to their purpose and destiny by establishing systems and operations that generate sustainable income and growth. We provide guidance through a network of successful business entrepreneurs and trusted business leaders.
Women’s Business Center
The GROW Nebraska Foundation launched the GROW Nebraska Women’s Business Center (GNWBC) in the Omaha Metro area to serve Nebraska’s critical need in leveling the playing field for entrepreneurs while providing real-time resources, education, and training.
The GROW Nebraska Women’s Business Center (GNWBC) is focused on intentionally creating a community of aspiring and established women entrepreneurs to connect, grow and prosper together. The GNWBC will represent the programs and resources available thru the SBA in addition to face-to-face, 1-on-1, and online technical training and business counseling (live and on-demand) to support entrepreneurs looking to start, sustain and grow businesses.
Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Diversity Council
The Council helps minority businesses connect with and develop contracts with private corporations. They help minority companies do millions of dollars in business with local, regional and national corporations. The Council offers a wide range of services starting with a needs assessment to help entrepreneurs better understand and document what they have to offer.
Nebraska Enterprise Fund
The Nebraska Enterprise Fund (NEF) provides business development services and financing to micro and small businesses across the state. They offer business acceleration training, business acumen workshops and one-to-one mentoring and coaching. NEF has the ability to lend up to $150,000 to businesses and is making a concentrated effort to extend services and opportunities in North Omaha.
The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce
The REACH program was originally launched by The Omaha Chamber and is focused on ensuring certified small and emerging businesses (SEBs) are ready to bid and capitalize on new projects and reach their strategic goals.
Free and open to all existing and potential small and emerging businesses.
The Omaha Chamber of Commerce also consistently offers networking and educational opportunities for small businesses.
Small Business Administration
10675 Bedford Ave. Suite 100
The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides business financing, entrepreneurial development through face-to-face and internet counseling, technical assistance and training.
No More Empty Pots Entrepreneur’s Journey
8501 North 30th Street, Omaha, NE 68112
402-933-3588 | email@example.com
No More Empty Pots (NMEP) is a grassroots non-profit organization connecting individuals and groups to improve self-sufficiency, regional food security, and economic resilience of urban and rural communities through advocacy and action. NMEP strives to support communities in becoming self-sufficient and food secure through collaboration and adherence to our core values of: Education, Stewardship and Sustainability.
The Entrepreneurs Journey
When you participate in the program, a No More Empty Pots staff member works with you to learn where you are on your journey, what your goals are, and identify what resources you need to reach your goals. Each participant is paired with a Coach to help you along your Journey. We have learned that Coaches are a critical factor in the success of every business owner, regardless of how long you’ve been in business.
The Start Center for Entrepreneurship
6825 Pine St., Ste. 144
The Start Center takes you from the idea phase to the execution of your vision and beyond.
They offer various programs, courses, and opportunities for entrepreneurs to fine tune their vision, develop a business plan, find coaches from their industry and seek financial investments.