UNL Extension Entrepreneurship
We provide research-based programs and education to support the development of Nebraska's communities, businesses and youth entrepreneurs.
For more information about the UNL eShip workgroup, current programming, and webinars - go to http://etraining.unl.edu.
Here's a new tool for value-added producers who are interested in online marketing of their specialty food products. Flip through the 52-page online tutorial to get great ideas, hear vides clips from successful producers, and learn how to better market your products. Chances are you already know many of these successful producers. Produced by UNL, NDSU Extension.
Join other producers across Nebraska who are combining their marketing efforts through a Buy Fresh/Buy Local membership. For a small membership fee, members are listed in a beautiful, professionally designed directory with listings of producers, restaurants, stores, farmers' markets & institutions that sell locally produced food. Check out the BFBL membership page for more benefits.
COMING SOON - 2012 Broadband Connecting Nebraska Conference, October 2 at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, NE. Vint Cerf, Google Vice President & Chief Internet Evangelist will be the keynote speaker.
Check out the new Broadband Map and who all provides Internet service to your location. Go to http://broadbandmap.nebraska.gov
Teams of volunteers across Nebraska are working to identify issues and develop plans for their areas. If you want to learn more about the Nebraska Broadband Initiative, contact the Coach for your region. Join other Nebraskans in the efforts to bring vital high speed Internet access to all Nebraskans.
Upcoming Recipe to Reality Seminars
The one-day “Recipe to Reality” seminar is the first step in developing a food business. It is specifically designed to provide entrepreneurs with an understanding of the key issues they will need to consider when starting a food business. Seminars are provided throughout the year. Visit the UNL Food Processing Center website for seminar dates and locations.
eXtension Webinar Series Focused on Online Presence
If you missed the eXtension Entrepreneurs and Their Communities Webinar Series focusing on your Online Presence - you can still view them. Please feel free to listen at your convenience!
- Landing Pages - https://learn.extension.org/events/787
Ever wonder why some online businesses seem to have all the luck - well it may not be luck after all! Their content marketing payoff may be because their 'landing pages' encourage the customer to take 'action'. Your landing pages can mean the difference between profit and loss! Learn how to send your customers to the right page and create the appropriate call to action! Join Jay Jenkins, UNL Extension.
- Cool Tools and Top Ten Trends - https://learn.extension.org/events/788
Julie Fox, Ohio State University joins us again this year for a popular session on what's new in social media. This fast moving session goes beyond the latest statistics to demonstrate what's working and show you how to benefit from the latest social media trends and tools.
- Pinterest for Your Business - https://learn.extension.org/events/789
Learn how to better utilize Pinterest for your business when you attend!
Just when you thought you’d gotten a handle on social media by getting on Facebook and maybe giving Twitter a try, along comes Pinterest. Pinterest is now the number three most-popular social network in the U.S., behind only Facebook and Twitter, according to Experian’s Digital Marketer Trend and Benchmark Report.
Presenters Tara Gross and Connie Hancock will introduce what Pinterest is and why you should use it for your business. They will also discuss setting up a Pinterest account, how to interact, and how to create pin boards. Gross is a young entrepreneur and owner of Country Drawers in Cambridge, Nebraska and Hancock is an Extension Educator from UNL Extension.
For more information contact:
UNL Extension Educator
Community Connections -Building a bridge between youth entrepreneurs and their communities
Broadband Initiative - Planning Internet access for the future
EntrepreneurShip Investigation (ESI) – Education youth, ages 10-19
NebraskaEDGE® - Business education
Nebraska Cooperative Development Center - Education & Technical Assistance for Cooperatives
Food Processing Center - One-Stop Resource for Food Manufacturers
Nebraska SARE Program - Sustainable Education and Assistance for Farming & Ranching
Red Carpet Services - Online Education for Customer Service
eXtension.org — Entrepreneurs and Their Communities - National eXtension Resources