NBDC Business Resiliency Resources
NBDC seeks to provide you the information you need right now to support you and your business. These Business Resiliency Resources have been reviewed by our consultants to assure that these resources may be helpful to you during this difficult time.
Each resource includes a short description of each resource and how we believe it provides value to you.
NBDC will continue to update this page regularly as new information becomes available.
Experienced business consultants are ready to provide one-on-one, confidential consulting during this ever-evolving situation. We are available to assist you by email, phone, or videoconferencing.
What can NBDC help with?
- Help small businesses rethink their operations so they can try to adapt to the current environment
- Conduct a cash flow analysis and advise owners on how to preserve cash during this crisis
- Provide assistance with disaster loan applications
To request services, please visit our staff directory to contact a consultant or call 402.554.NBDC (6232) and leave a message.
NBDC and NU Connections produced a three-part video series, Disaster Preparedness. Each session will equip you with the information necessary to build your business continuity plan. Sign up today to watch these free, on-demand videos!
NBDC Lincoln SBDC Director, Craig Boesch, discusses optimism during this current crisis and how businesses can thrive.
State of Nebraska Resources
Governor Pete Ricketts website. Small business owners will find the latest news, declarations and restrictions regarding COVID-19 and the impact on the state of Nebraska.
The Department of Economic Development is partnering with Governor Ricketts to inform and assist businesses during Nebraska’s ongoing response to COVID-19. The links listed below provide an overview of these efforts from our agency, as well as the Departments of Labor, Insurance and Health and Human Services.
This will be beneficial as a resource for employers to assist employees that have reduced hours and are losing compensation due to the impact on the business from the Coronavirus. This also has links to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) as well.
The CARES Act has established several funding programs to support small businesses and other eligible organizations during the Coronavirus outbreak. Visit the U.S. Small Business Administration website to learn more about these programs:
The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the Coronavirus.
For small businesses that are federal grant recipients and applicants performing essential research and services necessary to carry out the emergency response related to COVID-19 and are experiencing a loss of operational capacity and increased costs due to the COVID-19, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued M-20-11 "Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)", that will provide short term relief for associated administrative, financial management and audit requirements.
In Omaha, the Blackstone District Business Association is developing a fund for employees of their members. “All Business Association Member Employees in the service industry can apply for up to $1000 of assistance every 30 days during this time as long as we can.”
The Sarpy chamber is developing a new fund in partnership with Midlands Community Foundation. “The fund is designed to complement the work of local public health, nonprofit, and government entities, and to expand local capacity to support individuals and families experiencing hardship because of the outbreak and related closures and disruptions.”
The Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Kearney Area Community Foundation, has set up a Kearney Area Employee Emergency Relief Fund to help those in our community suffering loss and hardship from the
COVID-19 outbreak. To show your support for the KAEER (pronounced Care) Fund, click on the link below or go to www.kearneycoc.org/covid19 and click the “Donate” button.
Derek Rusher, President & CEO of the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce, said “100% of donations will be used to provide emergency cash to people who have experienced hardship.” Kearney area employees that would like to apply for a grant can select from the links below and fill out the online form. Approved applicants are eligible for up to $500 every 30 days.