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  • Columbus Area Business Incubator Center

    Central Community College and  the Columbus Entrepreneurship Center would like to announce the opening of the Columbus Area Business Incubator Center. Both the Columbus Area Business Incubator Center and the E-Ship Center are located at 1415 17th Street.  They are housed in the North West corner of the 1st floor in the NPPD Building (The old Hamilton Communications area).  The Columbus Area Business Incubator Center has 5 openings for start up businesses to move in and build their businesses while getting advice and help from the E-Ship Center.  There is a nice training room, and a conference room that is available for the Incubator / Affiliate Businesses to use.

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    Mission Statement: The mission of the Central Community College Entrepreneurship Center is to develop and provide access to quality entrepreneurial education opportunities, entrepreneurship resources, and assistance for existing and start-up business.

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    What Is The Columbus Area Business Incubator Center?

    The Columbus Area Business Incubator Center is intended to provide support to new businesses and businesses that are in the early stages of development.  The goal of the program is to facilitate the successful growth and development of emerging businesses.

    Who Is Eligible For This Service?

    Participants must be able to demonstrate the potential to create local enterprises through attending this Become an Entrepreneur Workshop or completing the Introduction to Entrepreneurship college course, submit a business concept/plan, and financials.  Applicants present their application and business concept/plan for acceptance into the program.

    What Is Business Coaching?

    The coaching process provides information to help guide you through your start-up process or take your business to the next level.

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    Affiliate Business

    The affiliate business will be located outside the Incubator Center.  The Affiliate Business will work with the Business Coach for a length of time or until the specific project is completed.  The Affiliate Businesses physical location is away from the Business Incubator Center.

    Incubator Resident Business

    The Incubator Business is located within the Business Incubator Center.  The business has completed entrepreneurship training, written a business concept/plan and has completed the interview process.

    Currently the Center houses 3 businesses.

    1. Nebraska Computer Center (computer repair, networking and part sales)
    2. Creative Collectible Quilts and Crafts (longarm quilting services, fabrics, custom sewing services, and crafts)
    3. REDI Engineering (civil, mechanical and forensic engineering for buildings and machines)


    Member Benefits

    • Business Coaching Services (1-4 sessions monthly)
    • Introduction to resources
    • Business Networking
    • Business Plan Review
    • Financial Evaluation
    • Professional Services Contacts
    • Use of Conference and Training Rooms (once per week)
    • Invited to Entrepreneurship Center Activities:
    • Workshops, brown bag topics, etc.
    • Display business cards and brochure at the Business Incubator Center

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    Resource Library

    A large selection of entrepreneurial materials, books and resources are available for check out.  These resources can be used in-house for research and business development.

    Conference Room

    The Conference room is a private location that you can use to meet with clients.  The conference room is also set up for SCORE to consult with you and an affiliate or business incubator in the Center.  The conference room has a white board for brain storming or designing techniques. 

    Training Room

    The Training room is designed to provide current business training with computers available.  Extended Learning Services utilizes the training room to provide educational opportunities for the general public and entrepreneurs.

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