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. “Between my husband and sons, I had all of these boys in the house, and I was the only girl,” she said. “I realized I needed girly stuff. So I [...]
Created out of a focus on health and nutrition, Omaha-based Little Red Barn Beef is sharing how it believes cattle should be raised and ultimately reach consumers using the power of eCommerce. Focused on preserving the famous “Heartland Steak” taste, Little Red Barn Beef is a family-owned provider of all-natural gourmet meats. Little Red Barn Beef adheres [...]
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 [...]
One keynote speaker at the upcoming Infotec conference in Omaha is Mark Carson. The co-founder of Omaha-based toy company Fat Brain Toys will share his experience with “embracing the mighty bootstrap.” “It will be part technical, part entrepreneurial, but 100 percent applicable to all attendees,” Carson said. “The core focus of the presentation will be [...]
Speaker Preview: 2012 Nebraska Summit on Entrepreneurship A self-described “girly girl,” Betsy Branscombe never thought she would be involved in the world of dirt-track racing and street rods. But that’s exactly where she landed in March 2009 when she took on the role of e-commerce manager at Lincoln’s Speedway Motors. A role at Speedway would [...]
No matter how brilliant an idea for a new business may be, without funds, an entrepreneur may find it hard to get that company going. In a paradox of needing money to make money, some turn to a venture capital company for that financial jump-start. Located in the Dundee neighborhood in Omaha, Neb., Dundee Venture Capital [...]
Skintactix is not only a successful family business, it’s a successful online, national and international business located in Nebraska. Like most businesses, the owners learned how to maintain positive sales numbers and how to adapt to an ever-changing online market. Tactix Enterprises, LLC is Skintactix’s official name. Skintactix sells mainly anti-aging, rejuvenating and acne skin care [...]
SIFE Sales was started in 2001 under the name UNL Surplus Online Sales. The program was started as a way to provide goods no longer useful to the University to the general public. In 2009 UNL Surplus began a transition to SIFE Sales. KOLN/KGIN recently did a story about the group.