Entrepreneurship Center Home | Entrepreneurship Center | Business Incubation and Coaching Business Incubation and Coaching Featured Video Incubation A business incubator is exactly what the name implies - a place for a business to grow during its beginning stages. Incubation is designed to provide support, access to resources, and a community environment for entrepreneurs.In our resident Incubator, business owners have their own offices, shared use of copy/fax/scan machine, and access to our business coaches and peer networking - all in a professional setting. During the three-year period, Incubator business owners are required to continue their education and or training, meet with our business coaches, and write a comprehensive business plan. A business owner may also choose to participate in our virtual incubation track. Business owners enjoy the same benefits and are held to the same commitments as in the resident Incubator but do not lease office space on-site. Coaching appointments can be done on-site, over the phone/video conference, or at the owner’s place of business. Need an office for an afternoon? A day? Contact our staff for more details about our drop-in options! Benefits Attractive Rental Rates Business Coaching and Assistance on site Business Plan Assistance Access to Resources (legal, accounting, taxes, etc.) Use of Conference Rooms and Facilities 24/7 Access to the Facility Attendance to Free Educational Workshops Provided by Center Staff Community Environment Professional Setting and Credible Reputation Workshop Discounts Copy and Fax Service Administrative Assistant Services (hourly fee) Application Process Initial Meeting with Entrepreneurship Center staff (approximately 1 hour) Interview with Assistant Director & Director Complete Business Design Coaching (through Session 5) or be a graduate of a Nebraska-based Accelerator program and be able to present and explain a completed Business Model Canvas Submit Application Documents Completed Business Model Canvas Resume or Management Team summary Entry Questionnaire SCC Vice President Approval SCC President Approval Incubation Plan Meeting Review coaching plan and focus areas for Year 1 as defined by the Center staff Applicants agree and sign Incubation plan Orientation and Lease Signing Handbook and policy details with Assistant Director Lease details with Director Applicants sign Incubator Commitment and Lease Move-In! Coaching Services Our Center business coaches offer one-on-one, professional coaching designed to address specific business development and growth needs of individual businesses and business owners. Entrepreneurs at any stage in their venture can meet with our coaches to brainstorm, work through short-term problems, or get their questions answered. Business Design Coaching For more in-depth, on-going coaching we offer the Business Design Coaching series. The 10-session coaching series focuses on three main principles: maximizing your personal strengths and leadership domains as they relate to your role in owning and growing your business, a business planning and management tool called the Business Model Canvas, and creating systems so you can work on your business and not in your business. Fee - $375 (split into two installments) Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) Business Coaching The Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC), located in the SCC Entrepreneurship Center, is staffed with professional consultants who assist start-up or existing small businesses in Lincoln and the surrounding area. Some areas of specialization are loan packaging, market research, marketing plans, business plans, strategic planning, financial planning, cash flow budgeting, and capital budgeting. Service is provided on a one-on-one basis and all information is kept confidential. Contact Zack Zimmerman at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free consultation. Disclaimer:The Nebraska Business Development Center operates in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The support given by the U.S. SBA through such partnerships does not constitute an express or implied endorsement of any of the co-sponsor(s)’ or participants’ opinions, products, or services. The services of the Nebraska Business Development Center are provided on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made with sufficient advance notice.