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Assessment Services

Meet one-on-one with an NBDC consultant of an initial assessment of the future course of your business while reviewing business opportunities and threats. The initial consulting session is free to you. Available services may vary at each NBDC office location. To apply for any of these NBDC consulting services please call the service center nearest you.

Basic Start-up Package

Individuals needing assistance with starting a business or those who wish to investigate an idea they have starting a business will be given a package of business start-up materials to complete with guidance from an NBDC consultant.

Business Planning

NBDC consultants help you write a business plan to define your company, determine its focus in the marketplace, get needed financing, and to operate successfully.

Marketing Research

NBDC consultants conduct market research to help companies:

  • recognize and exploit new and existing market niche opportunities
  • introduce new products
  • locate markets for products near the end of the product life cycle
  • determine product mixes
  • establish pricing guidelines
  • make location decisions

Market Planning

NBDC's market planning helps your company develop strategies to focus on the niches and opportunities identified through the market research process.

Strategic Planning

NBDC's strategic planning helps existing firms scan their internal and external environments to develop a vision for the future as well as core strategies to reach specific measures of success.

Loan Packaging

NBDC consultants will help you complete all the necessary forms for a business loan and with the numerical data you provide, present you with a set of financial projections (cash flow statement, balance sheet, income statement) to include in the loan package that you are submitting to your bank.

Financial Analysis and Business Review

NBDC consultants will analyze your company's current financial statements, create new financial projections for your firm, and comprehensively review other aspects of your business to suggest ways to improve your business's profitability.

Export Assistance

Businesses needing help finding international markets for their products, or investigating some other aspect of exporting, can request help from an NBDC consultant. Export assistance services are available through the Omaha Office.

Procurement

NBDC consultants offer you assistance in locating government procurement contracts for you business and will help you complete the paperwork necessary to obtain such contracts. Procurement services are available through the Omaha and Lincoln offices.

Nebraska Manufacturing Extension Partnership

NBDC provides assistance to manufacturers through its partnership in the Nebraska Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Nebraska MEP). In this program NBDC (UNO) teams with the Engineering Extension (UNL), the Food Processing Center (UNL), and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development to provide assistance in employee training, productivity, technology, regulatory compliance, quality standards, marketing, business planning and feasibility analysis, workflow process, and supplier relationships. NBDC consultants in the Nebraska MEP are in Omaha and Lincoln.

Contact Us

Visit our Chadron Office at:
    Burkhiser Technology Complex, Room 120
    Chadron State College
    1000 Main Street
    Chadron, NE 69337
Phone Number: 308-432-6282

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