GROW Nebraska to kick off Training Tip Tuesdays April 6

The GROW Nebraska Foundation and the new GROW Nebraska Women’s Business Center in Omaha are partnering with the University of Nebraska – Lincoln Center for Entrepreneurship to bring established or aspiring entrepreneurs short, approachable training sessions through social media.

These Training Tip Tuesday sessions will be held live at noon through Grow Nebraska’s Instagram, @buynebraska, every first and fourth Tuesday of the month.

The first Training Tip Tuesday event will kick off at 12 p.m. Tuesday, April 6.

Designed to easily flow into the lunch break of a busy small business owner, these sessions will bring highly-relevant and easily applicable advice to anyone who tunes in.

By using Instagram Stories as the training platform, the information will not be limited to GROW Nebraska members or even users located within the state. Anyone who follows @buynebraska will be able to view the training, either live or in the 24 hours following the event, reaching a potentially endless audience. The sessions will also be saved on Instagram TV. 

“GROW Nebraska is thrilled to be working with business development experts like Umeda Islamova and Candice Price. These women are experts in their field, and will surely bring a wealth of knowledge to Training Tip Tuesday in an easily-digestible format as viewers munch on lunch,” said Tiffany Stoiber, Director of Marketing and Business Development for GROW Nebraska.

Umeda IslamovaIslamova is the Director of Business Consulting at the Center for Entrepreneurship in Lincoln, Neb. There, she provides guidance, mentorship and resources to students, staff, faculty, and community businesses including strategy, marketing, financial management, sales growth and HR resources.

Prior to her current role, Islamova coached more than 300 businesses as the Center Director for Nebraska Business Development Center and was awarded the America’s Small Business Development Center State Star. She also has worked in product management and operations management at ISoft Data Systems, commercialization and marketing at NUtech Ventures, and research assistantship at the Center for Entrepreneurship. She has also ran a few retail businesses and currently owns a global online retail shop.

Candice PricePrice is the Director of GROW Nebraska’s new Women’s Business Center in Omaha, Neb. In addition to that role, she is the proud owner of two businesses in Omaha: Home Team Auto Sales, an auto dealership, and Sapphire Grill, a local food service company. She is also a licensed Real-Estate Broker in the state of Nebraska, an independent insurance adjuster licensed in six states, and a Notary Public commissioned in the state of Nebraska.

Price is a member of the New Leaders Council, a national organization, and Leadership Omaha. She also sits on the boards of several non-profit organizations including the Omaha Municipal Land Bank; Omaha 100; Family Housing Advisory Services; and the Metro Omaha Women’s Business Center.

“We are so excited about announcing our expansion with the GROW Nebraska Women’s Business Center in Omaha and delivering training tips that are right on the mark,” said GROW Nebraska CEO Janell Anderson Ehrke. “We know people are on their social media numerous times during the day. Why not provide them with a quick training tip to help build their business?  We are so grateful to our innovative board and sponsors that continue to help us create opportunities like Training Tip Tuesday.” 

No registration is necessary to view Training Tip Tuesday. Participants only need to follow GROW Nebraska on instagram, @buynebraska. Open the app at noon on each training day and look at the top of the Home tab to find the live feed.

The first session with Islamova on April 6 will focus on social media demographics.

To suggest a topic to be covered on a Training Tip Tuesday, email [email protected].