The Microbusiness and Asset Development Program offers a wide range of services tailored to help entrepreneurs and small business owners.
We help create independence and self-sufficiency by promoting and supporting the development of small business enterprises.
The Community CONNECT - Investing in Small Business 2020
Request for ProposalsThe Community CONNECT is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) from eligible small businesses and entrepreneurs with the goal of providing one-time funding support to help alleviate the impact of the COVID–19 pandemic on their business. The Community CONNECT is a collaboration of Catholic Charities, Omaha Economic Development Corporation, Mutual of Omaha, and CIT Bank for the purpose of supporting entrepreneurs and economic growth in the North and South corridors of the Omaha community.
NOW ENROLLING for Microbusiness Training Program and The Cleaning AcademyWe are currently accepting pre-registrations for Microbusiness Training Program and The Cleaning Academy. Classes are forming now. Complete the online pre-registration form and we will contact you soon. Click here to download a program brochure.
Microbusiness Training Program
Coursework includes: Creating Business and Marketing Plans - Financial Projections - Branding and Messaging - Target Markets - Taxes/Accounting - Insurance - Human Resources Daytime and evening classes are offered at least 4 times a year in both Spanish and English.
The Cleaning Academy
8 classes / 8 weeks / 1 day per week / 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Coursework includes: Best practices and Industry standards - Health and safety regulations - Floor and carpet cleaning - Chemical labels, safety and exposure - Bathroom maintenance and more! Classes are offered in both English and Spanish throughout the year.
Financial Education Classes
9 classes/9 weeks/1 day per week
Coursework includes: Budgeting - SMART goals - Debt Management - Credit Scores - Cash Flow - Banking and Savings - Predatory Lending - Insurance Classes are offered in the afternoons or evenings. Please call for current class hours.
Basic Computer Classes
6 classes/6 weeks/1 day per week
Coursework includes: Functions of a Computer - Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, Excel)- Web Browsing/Internet - Outlook - Social Media Classes offered in the mornings and evenings.
6 classes/6 weeks/1 day per week Coursework includes: Accounting applications - Payroll functions - Payment functions - Invoices and Reports - Tax filing
Micro loans of up to $5,000 are available for clients who have successfully completed the training program, submitted a feasible business plan, and completed a loan application. For higher loan amounts, our team is able to provide referrals for third party financing.
The Microbusiness computer lab offers access, training, and support services. Clients can utilize the lab to advance their basic computer skills, perform accounting and operations support activities, develop plans, and refine business processes.
CONTINUOUS LEARNING AND NETWORKING
We offer a variety of continuous learning opportunities, including quarterly workshops, networking activities, and alumni events.
We've created a Wish List of items we are currently in need of. If you can find it in your heart to make a donation, please contact us today. Thank you for your consideration!
certificate paper ~ copy paper ~ digital camera ~ gift cards (Walmart; Target; Bakers) ~ graduation caps ~ pens ~ portfolios ~ stamps
5211 S 31st Street
Omaha, NE 68107
Director, Microbusiness & Asset Development Program
Karol Gonzalez Rivera