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Divine Living

Divine Living: Providing Person-Centered Care for children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities in Nebraska and Iowa How NEF helped Divine Living establish a brick-and-mortar location “If we learned anything from the pandemic, it’s that we’re better...

Appsky

Appsky is a human-centered creative agency that specializes in the design, software, & consulting. They are based in Omaha, NE, and focus on building custom solutions for hybrid mobile apps and progressive web apps (PWAs), WordPress websites and e-commerce, and...
Prescription Pyro, LLC

Prescription Pyro, LLC

Prescription Pyro, owned by Robert (Bob) Harrold, has been in business for 22 years. His business was born after he began fighting wildfires in 2010, following his trip to Idaho to fight fires with the US Fish & Wildlife Service. Prescription Pyro, LLC is a...

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The Relationship Corner

The Relationship Corner

  I have been in business for about 6 years now. I've always had a vision and a dream of how I wanted to expand my business, but I also knew my dreams were bigger than my pockets. I spent months trying to figure out how I could make my dreams come true. I...

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The Occasional Collective

The Occasional Collective

With the help of Nebraska Enterprise Fund's extended reach into SW Iowa, Alysia Hess, owner of The Occasional Collective in Treynor, IA was able to turn her small business dream into a reality. Hess purchased the old barbershop on Main Street in Treynor and did a...

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Appsky

Appsky

Appsky is a human-centered creative agency that specializes in the design, software, & consulting. They are based in Omaha, NE, and focus on building custom solutions for hybrid mobile apps and progressive web apps (PWAs), WordPress websites and e-commerce, and...

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Toximiche

Toximiche

Michelada mixes were quite new to the Omaha area, so we weren’t sure how well we would do. To our surprise we continued to grow month by month, tapping into new markets. The turning point for us was when we were asked to sell our products inside a popular liquor...

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Upper Room Brewery

Upper Room Brewery

Starting a business is an experience filled with so many emotions, both good and bad. The level of excitement when sharing the story on how the business came to light, and to see and feel this energy being reciprocated from others who share your joy and believe in...

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Valor General Store

Valor General Store

Valor General Store, Hemingford Nebraska Lacy and John Covey are the new owners of Valor General Store in Hemingford, Nebraska.  Lacy and John took a jump out in faith, in the shaky “post-covid” economy to start up a business in rural Western Nebraska. Lacy and...

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