Owning a business is the dream of many Americans.  Starting that business converts your dreams into reality. However, your dreams can only be achieved with careful planning.  As an entrepreneur you will need a plan to avoid pitfalls to achieve your goals and to build a profitable business. Key components to consider before starting a business include:

  • Indentifying Your Reasons
  • Self Analysis
  • Personal skills and Expericence
  • Finding a Niche, Providing a Service/Product Needed
  • Planning Your Startup
  • Finances

The Fillmore County Development Corporation offers three seminars to help a person turn their dream into a reality and help them look at themselves to determine if they are ready to own a business.  The seminars can be offered individually or in a group.  

Are You Ready to Own a Business?
Steps to Starting a Business in Nebraska.
How to Write a Business Plan

There are a multitude of resources on the Internet to help a person through all those components. Research and careful planning are important to starting a business and growing a business.



Center for Rual Entrepreneruship
EDGE-Business Training
Heritage Nebraska
NBDC -Nebraska Business Development Center
REAP -Rural Enterprise Assistance Program
SCORE  Counselors to America's Small Business

                     UPCOMING EVENTS​​​​

 APRIL 18:  Fillmore County Hospital Basket Auction and Bake Sale. Hosted by the Tumor Tacklers with proceeds going to FCH's HOPE Cancer Rehab Program.  FCH Conference Room 7:30 am - Noon

APRIl 20:  Geneva Rotary Pancake Feed with the Easter Bunny at Jill's Sweet Shop in Geneva 8 - 11 am

APRIL 20:  Geneva Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt  10:30 am  - Courthouse Lawn

APRIL 22:  Fortify Group's Shred Day to celebrate Earth Day - Free paper shredding at Fortify Group, Geneva Office 209 South 10th Street from 4 - 6 pm

APRIL 25:  Blueprint for Summer - Check out all activities available to Fillmore County youth this summer at the Geneva Public Library 5:30 - 7:30 pm

APRIL 27:  BLT Club 5K Donut Run starting at the Shickley Community Center - 7:30 am registration, race starts at 8 am.  Registration forms available at 5 Loaves, Shickley Village office and Heartland Bank Shickley branch

MAY 18:  Milligan Community Shred Day.  9 am - Noon at Farmer's and Merchant's Bank  501 Main Street, Milligan

May 18:  Shickley Community Garage Sales and Hazardous Waste Clean-up.  For more information contact the Shickley Village Office

JUNE 1: "Country Market" at All Things Consignment Shop in Geneva. Vendors can reserve a spot by calling 402-768-8635

JUNE 7-9:  Milligan June Jubilee

JUNE 15:  Ohiowa Days

JUNE 21-23:  149th Old Setts Picnic, Fairmont

JUNE 22:  Longhorn Days Celebration - Shickley 

JUNE 29:  Rock and Roll Under the Stars - Proceeds benefit the American Freedom Defenders Veteran's Memorial fund.  Fairmont Pool Park  7 - 10 pm 

JULY 4-6:  Geneva Days Celebration - Parade Theme:  #NebraskaStrong

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