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CCC Foundation Capital Loan Fund/Entrepreneurship Center

Small businesses represent a high percentage of all employers in the U.S., and are critically important to the ongoing growth of our nation’s communities. In 1990, the CCC Foundation received specific donations, micro loan funds, and grants to establish the Small Business Institute (SBI) to encourage the formation of new small businesses and to assist existing small businesses with growth opportunities. The following are two resources available to interested individuals:

Capital Loan Fund – Entrepreneurs who may require financial help with startup costs or additional cash for growth may apply for a low interest loan through this fund.

Entrepreneurship Centers – CCC campuses in Columbus and Grand Island both have Entrepreneurship Centers where small businesses can rent space at an affordable rate for new small businesses and/or for small business owners who wish to grow and expand. The incubator serves as an affordable place to start a business until they are able to graduate to a market-rate location.

The College also provides individuals for business and startup coaching as well as classes, workshops, seminars and other events to educate and promote business ownership. For more information about the CCC Entrepreneurship Centers, please contact:                                                


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