GROW Nebraska™ is a non-profit organization, whose mission is focused on creating sustainable economic development. We do this by supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses through promotion, access to markets and education.
GROW Nebraska™ is the only program that is providing market entry and market access in the state. Since the start of the Nebraska Microenterprise Development Act, GROW Nebraska has helped create and retain over 2,200 jobs. Currently GROW Nebraska™ has over 300 members and offers 20 business building services. It is our goal to bring Nebraska products and services to the global marketplace, and we have been successfully accomplishing that throughout our history. GROW has received numerous awards and achieved many accomplishments. The Annual Report outlines these successes.
The success of GROW can be attributed to its dedicated staff and statewide Board of Directors and from the generous funds of our partners and donors. If you are interested in joining our team through volunteering, interning, or financially contributing, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We believe in the talents and skills of the entrepreneurs and small businesses in Nebraska. We continuously promote ethical shopping and encourage you to buy Nebraska products. We also encourage green practices and have many natural products.
Every month, GROW Nebraska offers a FREE training, open to the public, on a topic of interest for entrepreneurs–known as Third Thursday Training. Whether they're seeking to draw more tourists to their retail store or revamp their website, we provide opportunities for them to learn. Other workshops with more focused and dedicated assistance are also offered across the state, with our largest being our annual MarkeTech conference that highlights the largest ways to integrate marketing and technology into business strategy. GROW members also have access to one-on-one assistance.
If a business owner has passion and know-how, we want to see them succeed. Because of this, GROW Nebraska offers scholarships to business owners in need, to help them get the resources necessary to grow into a self-sustaining business. We also partner with other organizations to provide them with additional funding opportunities.
Why not make every day "Small Business Saturday" by supporting Nebraska's small businesses? You can shop locally at our GROW Nebraska retail stores, or online at BuyNebraska.com, GROW Nebraska's Amazon Store, or GROW Nebraska's eBay Store.
GROW Nebraska supports social entreprenuers. For example, we've helped Pacha Soap give hundreds of bars of soap to impoverished communities and third world countries.
We're growing Nebraska–one business at a time. Explore GROW Nebraska members across the state.