Discovering the Product for You with the Help of Bulu Box
After recently completing the San Francisco marathon, University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduates Paul and Stephanie Jarrett developed an idea for a vitamin supplement sampling company. As Paul Jarrett finished the marathon, he was approached from various companies giving away free samples to the runners. “I thought it was pretty interesting that nobody was taking down our information, (not even) our e-mail," Jarrett said. Being handed endless samples of nutritional supplements sparked an idea for the Jarretts. “We got back home and (recalled) a recent company called Birch Box. They do a similar thing that we do but only with makeup,” Paul Jarrett said. Inspired partly by ...
Video: Sam Featherston on manufacturing and acquisitions
Sam Featherston left his job of many years in management in plastics manufacturing and took a new role of ownership. He and a team of other investors from the industry have bought several companies now and have diversified beyond just plastics. In this video, Featherston shares about what went in to buying the first company and the others following. He also talks about the differences between starting your own company from scratch and buying an existing one.
Video: Khara Plicanic with KaBloom Studios
Khara Plicanic, owner of KaBloom Studios, joined Nebraska Entrepreneur to share about her journey with the evolving photography business she started a number of years ago. She talks about how the hardest decisions really have set her up for success. From moving from part-time to full-time, changing from shooting everything to shooting just weddings and now also moving into writing photography books, each pivot has been a victory for this lifestyle business.
Video: Boyd Ober Advice on Being a Serial Entrepreneur
Boyd Ober’s desire to help others achieve success inspired him to found Leadership Resources and continues to fuel his passion today. Serving as president of the company, he devotes his time to building relationships, coaching and consulting with clients, and strengthening the Leadership Resources team. His guidance and direction have enabled the company to experience steady growth since it began in 2002. Empowering leaders to plan their own paths to success, Boyd ensures that each client has the resources they need to measure the return on their investment. It was this foundation that Boyd used to then go on to start ...
Beka Doolittle long knew she wanted to start her own business. The actual concept came in 2007 when she was working as a personal banker. Beka Doolittle “Between my husband and sons, I had all of these...Read more of this articleMay 15, 2013
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Nebraska District Office will sponsor a free, one-hour seminar designed to take the mystery out of the process of applying for federally guaranteed small business...Read more of this articleMay 13, 2013
About 15 years ago, Hani Haider had an idea. Haider, a biomedical engineer and professor of orthopedic surgery research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, thought hip and knee replacement surgeries...Read more of this articleApril 26, 2013
University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken today announced the winners of two NU awards honoring extraordinary efforts in entrepreneurship in Nebraska: the Peter Kiewit Student Entrepreneurial...Read more of this articleApril 24, 2013
Ladies Who Launch is a new group in Lincoln with big goals. According to co-founder Amber Pankonin, the group’s mission is “to build a community among female entrepreneurs in Lincoln and be a resource...Read more of this articleApril 15, 2013
Grills fire up and the tailgating starts as early as 8 a.m. Memorial Stadium fills with the Sea of Red and the Tunnel Walk booms. Every Cornhusker fan knows what this means: It’s Game Day. Now, Husker...Read more of this articleApril 10, 2013