Sidney, Nebraska –
Nebraska Small Business Development Center (SBDC), a program of Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC), is excited to announce a new video series, Entrepreneurial Journey.
In 2016, Bass Pro Shops purchased Cabela’s in Sidney, Nebraska. Unfortunately, this left the region with significant job loss. A 3-year grant from the Small Business Administration provided the resources for NBDC to provide consulting and training to Sidney residents to choose entrepreneurship as their next chapter in life. NBDC met with leaders in Sidney, Nebraska to look for additional ways to help residents see themselves as small business owners.
NBDC decided to create a video series that highlights the success of small business owners, specifically in western Nebraska. The industries featured in the Entrepreneurial Journey video series are businesses Sidney residents considered desirable for continuing economic growth in their community.
“Deciding to take the leap to start a business brings about numerous questions,” said Sarah Bennett, SBDC Associate Center Director. “The stories shared in the Entrepreneurial Journey video series are intended to help prospective Sidney business owners gain a greater understanding of what small business ownership is like from peers who are already owners.”
Videos will be released at 11:00 AM CDT/10:00 AM MDT for viewing with the following schedule:
- April 20th Flyover Brewing Company of Scottsbluff
- April 27th Double Dips Ice Creamery of North Platte
- May 4th Noyes Irrigation/Route 61 Roller Dome of Grant
- May 11th Nexgen Outfitters of Sidney
The videos can be viewed on the following page: nbdc.unomaha.edu/journey
To help take the guesswork out of starting one of the featured businesses in Sidney, NBDC includes links to additional resources at the bottom of each video. Bennett hopes the videos provide motivation to prospective entrepreneurs to take advantage of the no-cost, confidential consulting NBDC provides to help individuals start their Nebraska small business.