How to Create a Market-Dominating Position | GROW Nebraska’s FREE Online Training

How to Create a Market-Dominating Position | GROW Nebraska’s FREE Online Training

GROW Nebraska’s® FREE Online Training

How to Create a Market-Dominating Position

How to Livestream Your Business to New Customers

What’s holding you or your business back from improving profitability? Do you want to grow your business? How has COVID-19 impacted your business results?

If these questions sound familiar to you or maybe you’re asking yourself these questions, this webinar is for you.

Join Dave Gregory as he shares some simple NO COST strategies that immediately increase sales and profits. This training will cover:

  • The 5 Step Profit Formula
  • The Buyer’s Journey
  • The Advertising Formula

Dave Gregory, a co-founder of Conatus3, helps leaders acquire the talent management data they need to make the best people development decisions. His expertise includes integrating talent management data across the spectrum of the employee life cycle including: Attracting & Hiring Talent, Deploying Talent, and Developing & Retaining Talent. Dave’s experience includes serving as Alorica’s Vice President of Global Human Resources Organizational Performance, supporting the world’s most valuable brands across more than 140 contact centers in 16 countries supporting more than 100,000 employees. Dave received his formal education at Creighton University’s School of Law where he earned a Juris Doctor. His Bachelor of Science in Business Administration was conferred by the University of Nebraska at Omaha. 

This training is brought to you in part by the Center for Rural Affairs. Its mission is to “Establish strong rural communities, social and economic justice, environmental stewardship, and genuine opportunity for all while engaging people in decisions that affect the quality of their lives and the future of their communities.”

BC Clark joins GROW Nebraska board as newest advisor

BC Clark joins GROW Nebraska board as newest advisor

BC Clark joins GROW Nebraska board as newest advisor

The GROW Nebraska Board of Directors is excited to welcome BC Clark, a longtime champion for small businesses in Nebraska, as its newest advisor. 

Clark joined the GROW Nebraska team earlier this year, stepping in as the Program Director for the new GROW Nebraska Women’s Business Center. However, her history of helping small businesses long predates this role. 

“BC is well-known in Omaha, and we’re thrilled to bring on this local celebrity as an advisor to our board,” said Janell Anderson Ehrke, GROW Nebraska CEO. “She has a wealth of knowledge that will help guide the board, bring in new ideas, and ultimately help GROW become an even better organization.”

Currently the Director of Training and Client Development for the Nebraska Enterprise Fund, Clark has been sharing her business expertise for almost two decades. 

Most notably, Clark’s contributions include founding the Metro Omaha Women’s Business Center in 2008 and co-founding Leading Edge Consulting in 2003, where she also served as the Chief Executive Officer. 

She is also an active member of the Nebraska Business Development Center Advisory Board, a Nationally Certified SCORE Business Mentor, and certified by Credit Builders Alliance as a Master Trainer in building credit as an asset.

“It’s the combination of passion and expertise that make BC such a perfect fit for this role,” Anderson Ehrke said. “We can’t wait to see what great things come from adding her to the team.”

8 Mistakes E-Commerce Business Owners Make & How to Fix Them | GROW Nebraska’s FREE Online Training

8 Mistakes E-Commerce Business Owners Make & How to Fix Them | GROW Nebraska’s FREE Online Training

GROW Nebraska’s® FREE Online Training

8 Mistakes eCommerce Business Owners Make & How to Fix Them

How to Livestream Your Business to New Customers

This training webinar will cover 8 mistakes I’ve seen e-commerce business owners make when building their business. We’ll go over why these are important and how to fix them. No matter your background knowledge, you’ll be able to take away some useful ideas for your business. We won’t dive too far into technical things (although we may dabble), and instead we’ll focus more on some overarching qualities that can determine the success of your store/business.

In addition to the 8 mistakes, this webinar will cover these 3 main ideas:

1. If you build it, they will come is the WRONG mindset for e-commerce.

2. What the must-have elements are for your online store.

3. The keys to building a solid foundation so you can grow from there.

DATE: August 26th

TIME: Noon – 1:00 p.m. CST

LOCATION: Live Stream

COST: Free! Must register to receive call-in details and recording.

This webinar is presented by Stacy Tamerius. Stacy loves helping people grow their small businesses – particularly in the e-commerce space. She has served as the Marketing Director for Nebraska Bison, a company which she helped build, since 2011. For most of those years she has also taken on selective freelance work helping others who want to launch or grow their online businesses.

Nebraska State Fair once-a-year opportunity for GROW members to get statewide exposure

Nebraska State Fair once-a-year opportunity for GROW members to get statewide exposure

Nebraska State Fair once-a-year opportunity for GROW members to get statewide exposure

State Fair GROW Nebraska Store Entrance

Grand Island, Neb – “There’s nothing more Nebraskan” than the Nebraska State Fair, and there’s no better way to support the state than helping its small businesses thrive. 

That’s why the GROW Nebraska Foundation is bringing back the Buy Nebraska Store to the 2021 fair for the 17th year in a row. 

The more than 300,000 attendees who typically show up to the event in Grand Island, hosted this year Aug. 27 – Sept. 6, will have the chance to stop by the store at the Pinnacle Bank Expo Center and support more than 40 local Nebraska businesses who will be showcasing snacks, wearables, soaps, seasoning, meats and more.  

On select days, entrepreneurs will also be setting up sampling stations, so anyone who stops by can get a taste of their product. Some artisan businesses will also be crafting their wares live on site. 

“Every year, our store is a big hit with the crowds. Everyone loves trying some popcorn or watching jewelry being made,” said GROW Nebraska CEO Janell Anderson Ehrke. “This provides a great opportunity for our members to form new relationships and get exposure for their brands.”

The goal of this year’s store is to generate more than $150,000 worth of sales for these businesses, a boon to their Q3 quotas and a banging start to the holiday shopping season. 

All products featured at the Buy Nebraska store will also be available at the website, so the products sampled or seen at the event can be enjoyed well beyond the State Fair. 

“For many of these businesses, eCommerce is the area where they have the most potential for growth,” said GROW Product Marketing Coordinator Clarissa Feldman. “We’re getting dozens of orders every day for our members through our ecommerce site, as well as Amazon and eBay.”

By the year 2040, 95% of all purchases will be facilitated by eCommerce, according to research from NASDAQ. It’s GROW Nebraska’s goal to make sure its member businesses are ahead of that curve. 

As an educational 501c3, GROW Nebraska strives to provide both marketing opportunities like the state fair store, as well as business training opportunities. A purchase at the store not only directly supports the business who made the product, but also helps GROW provide educational opportunities like its annual MarkeTech Conference, monthly webinars and one-on-one training. 

“Our goal is to help these business owners make a sustainable living, no matter where they live in the state,” Anderson Ehrke said. “The state fair store is a step toward that goal for them, but we’re doing whatever we can to help these entrepreneurs all year long.”

Questions about the GROW Nebraska Foundation or its Buy Nebraska store can be directed to


David McBee to headline MarkeTech 2021 as keynote speaker

David McBee to headline MarkeTech 2021 as keynote speaker

David McBee to headline MarkeTech 2021 as keynote speaker


Baker's Candies Nebraska box

An internet marketing expert will be the keynote speaker for GROW Nebraska’s 2021 MarkeTech Conference focused this year on helping entrepreneurs digitally pivot their businesses.

David McBee is an author, trainer, and professional speaker who will deliver two keynote addresses during the conference July 15 at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney, NE. 

McBee works with sales representatives and business owners around the world teaching and creating a curriculum about the intricacies of internet marketing as well as relationships and personal development. Considered an expert in his field, he is known for his passion, sense of humor, and talent for making the complicated simple while also helping people to become better versions of themselves.

Born and raised in the suburbs of Kansas City, this Eagle Scout earned a BFA in Theater from Avila University and spent his twenties as a salesperson and entrepreneur. Today he writes, trains, and speaks on everything from online marketing to personal development and relationships.

McBee is married to his best friend and they have a son and a daughter. His passions include family, travel, barbecue, jeeps, the outdoors, and reading.

In addition to McBee’s keynote addresses on topics related to digitally pivoting, MarkeTech 2021 will also feature speaker panels with directly applicable advice for navigating the evolving online marketplace. 

One panel will showcase Nebraska businesses who successfully re-framed their marketing strategies to reach audiences online after the COVID-19 pandemic shook up marketing norms. This time will be filled with real-life examples and tangible strategies other business owners can apply.

Another panel will feature experts in digital marketing. From this panel, attendees will get tips and tricks on everything from selling on Amazon to creating videos that engage your customers. 

As always, MarkeTech 2021 will also include loads of networking time, including the networking plaza, where businesses and organizations can set up booths that feature their products and their mission. 

Registration is now OPEN for MarkeTech 2021. Register now to secure your spot and the early bird rate!

If you have questions about this year’s conference, please contact GROW Nebraska CEO Janell Anderson Ehrke at or Director of Marketing and Business Development Tiffany Stoiber at