My goal is to break barriers and build futures by teaching the importance of financial literacy. It’s not about how much money you make, but managing the money you do make. I am the community favorite financial coach that promotes to have those uncomfortable conversations surrounding money.
Key takeaways include
Budgeting, savings, and credit
Teaching people how to change their relationship with money focusing on the importance of budgeting, savings, and credit.
Don’t go work a 9 to 5 and don’t pay yourself first.
Understanding what is credit, what makes up credit, and how to use credit as leverage.
Nicka Johnson is the owner and founder of Budget to Success, LLC that teaches the importance of financial literacy to help bridge the economic gap focusing on budgeting, savings, and credit. Over five years ago she began using her social media platform to help educate others about their relationship with money. This was once something she did often amongst friends and family that soon widespread to captivate a brand within itself. Growing up in poverty Nicka became no stranger to overcoming adversity. She grew up in a single parent home and quickly learned that her family dynamics may shape who she is, but they won’t determine who she will become. As she continues to break barriers and build futures, she supports individuals by helping them define their level of success they desire through budgeting, savings, and credit.
Meet The Trainer | Amanda Miller, Member Relations Coordinator for the GROW Nebraska Foundation
Amanda was born and raised in Kearney, Nebraska. She has always had a passion for entrepreneurship and small business. Working at GROW Nebraska a few years now has increased her passion for small business even more! She loves helping entrepreneurs and is a big advocate for having the right resources and connections to help businesses thrive and grow.
She has been the in house Google expert for GROW Nebraska for over a year and strives to help entrepreneurs understand Google and other marketing topics with ease.
GROW Nebraska Foundation launches Google Training Series in English and Spanish
Kearney, NE – The GROW Nebraska Foundation along with the Nebraska Enterprise Fund is thrilled to announce starting Wednesday, February 2, 2022, a monthly Google training series will be offered in English and Spanish. The trainings will be presented by certified Google Grow Your Business trainers Dave Meyer and Sixica Devine. The trainings will also be training on demand so even if you are unable to make the actual training time the recording will be sent out to all registered participants.
“Our board continues to push the GROW Nebraska team to offer training opportunities that will make a difference for our Nebraska businesses. If we can help businesses become more indexed in Google, it is a win for everyone” – Janell Anderson Ehrke GROW Nebraska CEO. To help make these trainings possible we have partnered with the Nebraska Enterprise fund. “Partnering with Nebraska Enterprise Fund makes this opportunity even stronger. The trainings are open to the public; anyone who wants to learn more about Google should sign up. “The GROW Nebraska Foundation Board of Directors could not be happier with our newest training series”
– Kent Grisham, GROW Nebraska Foundation board member.
The Google training in English will be offered from noon to 1:00 pm CST
Topic Name: Get Your Local Business On Google Search & Maps
The Google training in Spanish will be offered 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. CST
Topic Name: Ponga Su Negocio En Google Search Y Maps
Sixcia Devine and Dave Meyer are the Google experts who will be presenting our training series. They are exhilarated to work with GROW Nebraska and had this to say about our upcoming training series.
“Digital education for learners and small business owners is essential for professional and personal growth. The key to implementing those tools is simplicity and that is what I hope to share with the attendees who join my workshops.”
“La educación digital para estudiantes y propietarios de pequeñas empresas es esencial para el crecimiento profesional y personal. La clave para implementar esas herramientas es la simplicidad y eso es lo que espero compartir en los talleres de Google.”
“I’m excited to kick off our Grow with Google training series with our first event: Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps,” said Dave Meyer, speaker/trainer for Grow with Google. Showing up when customers are searching online is more important than ever. Ensure customers can find accurate, updated information about your local business on Google Search and Google Maps, no matter which device they use.”
About the GROW Nebraska® Foundation
The GROW Nebraska® Foundation helps entrepreneurs get the resources they need to live in Anywhere, NE and make a sustainable living. Since the inception of GROW Nebraska® in 1998 our vision and mission has never wavered: to create viable economic development through business training, technical assistance, promotion, and access to markets. We create impactful opportunities for small business owners and entrepreneurs to live in “Anywhere”, Nebraska and make a sustainable living.
October 14 | GROW with Google Watch Party: Sell Online This Holiday Season with E-Commerce Tools
Learn how to sell online to customers as they kick off their holiday shopping this season. We’ll walk through the benefits of setting up an online store with Shopify and how to list your products on Google Shopping so that you can sell from anywhere. Plus, learn about more helpful tools to stand out online, such as Local Opportunity Finder and Grow My Store.
Did you miss the in-person MarkeTech conference? No worries! With our NEW Virtual Pass option you can still receive access to the keynote presentations! The virtual pass is perfect for those who are still quarantining or who are far away and weren’t able to attend in person.
“This virtual pass is a great option for those who couldn’t make the trip to Kearney. It allows us to expand our reach to a much greater audience than just the midwest,” said Jessie Harris, Director of Marketing and Business Development at GROW Nebraska®. “Our keynotes are extraordinary and we really wanted to be able to share their knowledge with many more small businesses.”
The virtual pass is $59 and includes:
The ROI of Why – Video Recording
Get Your Business Online with Google – Video Recording
Get Your Business Online with Google – Handout
Use Data to Drive Business Growth with Google – Video Recording
Use Data to Drive Business Growth with Google – Handout
Why Leads Go Into a Blackhole and What to do About It – Video Recording
GROW Nebraska® Foundation is a statewide non-profit training and marketing organization. Serving over 400 Nebraska small businesses, the organization provides marketing opportunities, education, and training to launch and connect Nebraska businesses to the global marketplace. GROW Nebraska’s educational programs receive federal and state funding, along with generous support from foundations and individual donors.