Business Success & Economic Impact
NEBRASKA BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Vol. 2 Issue 2

NBDC helps specialized food exporter reach global markets
American Premium Foods is an international wholesaler and exporter of primarily halal processed meats to Middle East and Southeast Asia nations. Owner Sam Absy says he relies upon Josh Nichol-Caddy, NBDC export consultant, "to keep our eyes open to opportunities."

"We partner with processing plants, most of which are situated in Nebraska, to produce our products from our recipes," Absy says. "We currently export to seven countries where our products are served by restaurants, catering companies and hotels, and sold in some supermarket chains."

Nichol-Caddy provided international market research in preparation for the company's participation in Gulfood, an annual food exposition that attracts 90,000 buyers to the Dubai World Trade center. 


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Export consultant provides market research

Josh Nichol-Caddy, MBA, CGBP, assisted American Premium Foods in its international sales efforts. Nichol-Caddy received a an MBA from the University of Missouri and is a certified Global Business Professional. He was named the 2016 Nebraska State Star by the Association for Small Business Development Centers for outstanding work.

Free International Market Research

NBDC researchers identify markets with the most sales potential for its small business clients and leads for international sales calls. Available to Nebraska companies at no cost, the research is provided in conjunction with the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP), funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Complete a questionnaire to apply for free international market research:

UNO Announces New Consulting Office in McCook

The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) announces its sponsorship for the NBDC North Platte office and the opening of a new office in McCook. Charlie McPherson will continue to serve as business consultant and center director for the North Platte and McCook area, a position he has held since 2013. He will have office hours at both locations.

NBDC offers a full suite of business services:
  • Financial projections, planning and loan packaging
  • Market research and analysis
  • Export consulting
  • Technology commercialization consulting
  • Government sales consulting
  • Business valuation and transition planning
  • Project management and leadership training
  • Process improvement and sustainability training
  • Organizational development consulting
    and customized training
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