PEDCO's small business development services include:
Online learning courses. Learn about the first steps towards starting a new small business - NOW AVAILABLE. Courses about operating and expanding an existing business will be available in the future. Online courses can be viewed and purchased on our E-Learning Courses pages.
Small business loans. PEDCO is in the process of seeking funds to create a small business loan program. Information will be provided when available. If you want to be added to our waiting list, please email Judi Meyer.
Information about other small business resources:
Small Business Development Centers - Norfolk office: 402-371-7786. They provide technical assistance and either have loan funds or can refer you to places that do, such as the Small Business Administration (SBA) Microenterprise Loan.
Nebraska Enterprise Fund - www.nebbiz.org, 402-685-5500. They provide small business loans.
Center for Rural Affairs dba Rural Investment Corp. - www.cfra.org, 402-687-2100. They provide technical assistance and small business loans.
Rural Enterprise Assistance Program (REAP) - 402-870-1521. They provide technical assistance and small business loans.
Native360 - Native360.org, 308-850-0303. They provide small business loans and technical assistance.
Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) - http://iowasbdc.org/. They offer one-on-one counseling that can be done through virtual meetings or phone conference calls; loan application process; or other business issues including distribution, sales, buying, marketing, HR Issues and more.
South Dakota Small Business Development Center (SBDC) - https://sdbusinesshelp.com/small-business-development-center/, (605) 367-5757. They provide one-on-one, confidential no cost business consulting; assist existing businesses in remaining competitive in the complex marketplace of an ever-changing global economy; research & industry benchmark comparisons; development and improvement of business plans creating a roadmap for the business; financial analysis and projections used to understand current conditions and plan for future expansion.