5:06 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Rural Small Businesses Remain Concerned about Finance, Training and Business Planning


Taking on more debt and raising capital are two of the biggest concerns for rural small businesses, according to a new survey.

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5:06 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Nebraska Tourism Commission's Strategic Plan Recommendations

The Nebraska Tourism Commission recently released their statewide strategic plan to grow and promote tourism.

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5:06 am
Thu August 9, 2012

UNO's College of Business Administration and Sensiple Host Social Media Summit

Helping businesses better leverage their social media presence is just one goal of UNO’s Social Media Summit.

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5:06 am
Mon August 6, 2012

International Conference on Marxian Theory Holds Symposium at Creighton

Creighton University

"The Current Economic Crisis and its Roots: Perspectives from the USA and Europe" is the title of a symposium taking place at Creighton on Wednesday night.

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5:06 am
Fri July 27, 2012

The SBA says this is a good time to start your own business

Michael Foutch is the Economic Development Specialist for the Nebraska District Office of the US Small Business Administration. 

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1:00 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Omaha City Council to vote on TIF district in Old Mill area

The Omaha City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a tax increment financing district in the area surrounding TD Ameritrade’s new headquarters.

The headquarters is in Omaha’s Old Mill area, south of 114th and Dodge Streets. TD Ameritrade officials say the TIF is needed for five-million dollars worth of infrastructure improvements. City Councilmen previously declared the area blighted.

Douglas County Commissioners oppose the TIF district, saying the revenue will only benefit the city of Omaha.

The City Council meets at 2pm.

9:01 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Douglas County Board: deny TIF for area near TD Ameritrade's new headquarters

Douglas County Commissioners want the Omaha City Council to reject tax increment financing for improvements in west Omaha.

Commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday opposing the TIF District proposed for an area around TD Ameritrade’s new Omaha headquarters.

Commissioner P.J. Morgan introduced the resolution, saying there should be more scrutiny of how TIF districts are used. 

9:18 am
Thu May 24, 2012

C4K On Display focuses on life skills, leadership

An Omaha educator says he hopes the College for Kids program can expand and offer more opportunities to young men.

Paul Bryant is the former executive director of Wesley House. He also leads an organization called the Leadership Institute for Urban Education. For the past two years, Bryant has worked with young black men from north Omaha on leadership, business, etiquette, and public speaking. Saturday, the 25 young men in the College for Kids program at UNO will present financial portfolio proposals to a panel of business experts.

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8:36 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Big Omaha conference focuses on entrepreneurship, collaboration

courtesy Silicon Prairie News


A conference bringing together entrepreneurs, innovators, and ideas begins today in Omaha.

Omaha-based Silicon Prairie News began Big Omaha in 2009. Now in its fourth year, the conference has grown to a three-day event with more than a dozen speakers.

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12:56 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Berkshire meeting brings national, global exposure to Omaha


The annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting brought visitors from all over the U.S., and the world, to Omaha.

Berkshire Hathaway hosted a series of events in Omaha for shareholders during the meeting weekend. Saturday’s meeting brought at least 35,000 shareholders to downtown.

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