Posts Tagged ‘Nebraska Department of Economic Development’

Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop Can Help Entrepreneurs Start or Expand Business

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop Can Help Entrepreneurs Start or Expand Business

Plus plenty of quality offerings for established businesses

LINCOLN, NEB. (January 24, 2010) — Thinking about starting an agri/eco-tourism venture or expanding your farm or ranch to include a tourism component? Then don’t miss the 2011 Governor’s Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop.

The workshop, Feb. 1-2 at the Ramada Inn & Conference Center in Kearney, will include advice on starting or expanding a business from Business Development Consultant Steve Williams of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development. Williams will review business plan development resources, business counseling services and entrepreneurial training programs available in Nebraska. He also will outline business financing and incentives available.

If you have a business idea you’re not quite ready to run with, the “Discover How to Do Your Own Feasibility Study” session will help you determine if the idea has sufficient market viability and if it makes sense for you and your family.

New entrepreneurs will get to hear from and network with those experienced in the industry and listen to keynote speaker Stan Meador talk about what’s worked and what hasn’t throughout his 15 years in agritourism.

Established business operators will gain insight from sessions on the benefits of value-added marketing and on building relationships with the news media.

So check out the conference agenda and register online today at http://industry.visitnebraska.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9&Itemid=56. Online registration ends at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28.

Nebraska Tourism Launches Mobile Version of VisitNebraska.gov Website

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Nebraska Tourism Launches Mobile Version of VisitNebraska.gov Website

New site gives mobile users the ability to search for events, attractions and more

Lincoln, Neb. — Oct. 20, 2010 — To make it easier for travelers to get information while they’re on the move, the Nebraska Department of Economic Development’s (DED) Division of Travel and Tourism has developed a mobile version of the VisitNebraska.gov website. The new functionality allows users of mobile devices to search the Nebraska Tourism database of recreation, events and attractions. Travelers can also view podcasts of Nebraska’s Byways.

“Travelers are increasingly turning to Wi-Fi–enabled mobile devices or smartphones as a source of information as they travel,” said Christian Hornbaker, director of DED’s Division of Travel and Tourism. “By giving these travelers a mobile site that allows them to quickly find the events, attractions and recreational opportunities they’re looking for, we’re empowering them to be able to be flexible with their planning. And the ability to be flexible can be the difference between merely a good vacation and an absolutely unforgettable trip.”

VisitNebraska.gov visitors using mobile devices will be automatically routed to the new mobile site. It is also available through a link on the main VisitNebraska.gov home page. The site can be accessed by all types of mobile devices and smartphones including the iPhone and Android handsets. Specific support of the iPhone means the site contains no Flash or use of HTML5.

For more information or to view the new mobile site, go to VisitNebraska.gov and click on the Take Us With You icon.



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