2010.02.25 > For Immediate Release
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NBDC Receives Grant to Help Veterans
Omaha - The Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) has received a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration to assist veterans, National Guard members and reservists start or expand small businesses.
NBDC is a department of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) College of Business Administration.
“We are very excited about this opportunity to help veterans succeed in small businesses in Nebraska,” said Robert E. Bernier, assistant dean of the UNO College of Business Administration and state director of NBDC. “We shouldn’t forget that small business ownership is a viable career option for our veterans.”
UNO was one of 10 universities to receive the grant among the 67 with small business development centers that were eligible. The program is scheduled to begin by April 1. All assistance is free. Persons interested may call NBDC at (402) 554-2521.
The program will include a course on entrepreneurship to be developed and delivered by Tim Donahue, the NBDC consultant at Chadron State College. Omaha counseling assistance will be delivered by Cliff Mosteller and Andrew Alexander, both NBDC consultants at UNO. Donahue and Alexander are Army veterans. Mosteller is an Air Force veteran.
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