Charlie Cusick
Nebraska Department of Labor-Fremont Career Center


Cindy Slykhuis 
First State Bank & Trust Company 


Tuesday September 24, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM CDT

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First State Bank & Trust Company Education Room 
1005 East 23rd Street
Fremont, NE 68025

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Keys to Success in Business Growth
Part 1:  Position Your Business for Success
Part 2:  Sell to the Government to Expand Your Business 

Presented by Roger Johnson, Certified Procurement Technical Assistance Counselor, Nebraska Business Development Center and Aretha Prodjinothos, Omaha Center Director, Nebraska Business Development Center

Part 1:  Position your Business for Success (11 a.m. - 12 p.m)
Lunch: (12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Part 2:  Sell to the Government to Expand your Business (12:30-1:30 p.m.)

Part 1:  Position your Business for Success (11 a.m. - 12 p.m)
The NBDC small business consulting program helps you start up a new business or improve an existing one. Services include assistance with business loan applications, planning, and developing strategies.

Aretha Prodjinotho, NBDC business consultant, will present some basic things you should know before getting started on your venture and how NBDC can help you:

  • Develop a business plan including detailed financial projections
  • Refine your target market
  • Define your business goals
  • Structure the administrative and operational aspects of your business
  • Compare your financial estimates to industry standards 
  • Conduct a cash flow analysis for your business
  • Complete a financing package using your financial data

Part 2:  Sell to the Government to Expand your Business (12:30-1:30 p.m.)
NBDC helps Nebraska businesses generate new business by locating opportunities for selling goods and services to local, state and federal government agencies. NBDC provides free assistance with the registration, bidding and compliance procedures needed to compete for government contracts. Roger Johnson, an NBDC contracting counselor, will discuss basics of government sales and how NBDC can help you:

  • Identify the best federal, state and local agencies for your products/services
  • Develop marketing strategies
  • Become a qualified government contractor
  • Navigate the government registrations process
  • Locate opportunities matching your capabilities
  • Review and respond to those opportunities

Reservations are due by Monday, September 23rd.  You can register for one or both sessions.  Lunch is included with either session.

 This workshop is sponsored by: