Finding resources to help support your business during the current COVID-19 crisis can be challenging. The Ponca Economic Development Corporation (PEDCO) can point Ponca small business owners to the appropriate small business service providers for assistance during this challenging time.

The Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, the Iowa’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and the South Dakota Small Business Development Center (SBDC) have resources available to small business owners to help cope with the COVID-19 crisis. If your business is in Nebraska or Iowa, please see the information below:



Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) Business Resiliency Resources

NBDC seeks to provide you the information you need right now to support you and your business. These Business Resiliency Resources have been reviewed by our consultants to assure that these resources may be helpful to you during this difficult time. Each resource includes a short description of each resource and how we believe it provides value to you. NBDC will continue to update this page regularly as new information becomes available. Experienced business consultants are ready to provide one-on-one, confidential consulting during this ever-evolving situation. We are available to assist you by email, phone, or videoconferencing.

To request services, please visit our staff directory to contact a consultant or call 402-554-NBDC (6232) and leave a message.



Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) COVID-19 Resources

SBDC counselors are your first stop for navigating through the COVID-19 crisis. SBDC offers one-on-one counseling that can be done through zoom (skype or hangout) meetings or phone conference calls. We can help you through loan application process or other business issues that this crisis is causing including distribution, sales, buying, marketing, HR Issues and more.

For emergency questions email


South Dakota:

South Dakota Small Business Development Center (SBDC)


  • One-on-one, confidential no cost business consulting
  • Assist existing businesses in remaining competitive in the complex marketplace of an ever-changing global economy
  • Research & industry benchmark comparisons
  • Development and improvement of business plans creating a roadmap for the business
  • Financial analysis and projections used to understand current conditions and plan for future expansion


Thank you,

Melissa Trueblood, PhD

Executive Director

Ponca Economic Development Corporation (PEDCO)

2756 “O” Street

Lincoln, NE 68510

402-892-7945 (Office)

402-434-2127 (Main Office)

402-499-1202 (Cell)