For Business Owners and Entrepreneurs.

Micro-businesses include self-employed, start-up, home-based, and other small businesses. They play a crucial role in powering our local, state, and national economies.


NEF provides flexible lending products to businesses and programs across Nebraska and Southwest Iowa to support your capital needs.


Trainings like our Credit Building Program are designed to help assist clients and provide more learning opportunities.


Along with training, NEF also offers one-to-one mentoring covering a variety of business, marketing, and financial planning and analysis.

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You could go it alone.
You don’t have to.

Nebraska Enterprise Fund | We envision a vibrant small business eco-system where every small and micro business has the opportunity to start, grow, and prosper.


“I found in a short time that NEF’s value to the business community goes far beyond the amazing financial/loan programs because they value the growth and sustainability of the businesses they work with.”

Shannon Filing

Owner, Transformation Marketing

Nebraska Enterprise Fund helped us in the early stages of our business in a time when we needed them most. We’re grateful for the support NEF has provided us since. Jim and his team have been wonderful to work with. They always offer educational and support opportunities for businesses like us to become more successful..”

Jade Jensen

Owner, Appsky

“Thanks to NEF, I’m able to continue increasing my knowledge of how to run my business more efficiently.”

Raymond Heisser

Owner, H.H.E.R.S

Credit Building Program

This program assists you in working with clients to setup payments with past due and collection accounts. As part of building credit, the loan program is an installment loan designed to help build credit faster. It allows clients to begin building a better credit score while clearing up the past due and collection accounts.

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Support NEF

Partnering for What’s Possible | By donating to NEF, you are investing in Nebraska’s economic future and the success of its hard-working small and micro business owners.

We envision a vibrant small business ecosystem where every small and micro business has the opportunity to start, grow, and prosper. 

Upcoming Events

NEF offers various workshops, classes, and events each month to help small businesses grow and prosper. 

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Contact NEF Today

Get the support you have been looking for. Business Mentoring • Training • Funding

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330 North Oakland Avenue
Oakland, NE 68045
Phone: 402-685-5500

Fax: 402-260-8355

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