Nebraska Business Facts
Nebraska is a flourishing urban center where corn and beef abound. As a matter of fact, the cattle outnumber the population of the people by three-folds. The leading industry in Nebraska is agriculture.
Major Companies Headquartered in Nebraska
Nebraska is the headquarters of many major companies including Berkshire Hathaway, Union Pacific, Home Instead Senior Care, Nebraska.gov, and Nebraska Medicine.
Startup businesses in Nebraska are currently on the rise. The low cost of doing business and the business-friendly environment are two of the contributing factors to this development. At 2.9%, the unemployment rate in Nebraska in 2017 was considered the lowest in the United States.
There are 3 basic options: a Corporation, LLC or DBA. Click here to learn more about business entities.
Choosing a business name is easier said than done – many legal and business problems can arise from picking the wrong name (you can always change it later but the less times you have to do that the better). In Step 3 we’ll show you how to search for the name in Arizona, but we highly recommend you do the following before searching Arizona state databases:
Note: Familiarize yourself with the Nebraska naming guidelines. LLC entity names need to contain the words Limited Liability Company or the abbreviation LLC, and certain words are restricted or prohibited.
Restrictions on Nebraska Business Name & Business Purpose
Each state has its own requirements for registering a business. Now that you’ve chosen a business structure and selected your business name, here are the requirements to register your business in Nebraska.
How to form an LLC in Nebraska
How to Incorporate in Nebraska
Note: When registering a new company the Secretary of State can take several weeks to file the paperwork. You can expedite the process by hand delivering the documents directly to them or one of their field offices and paying an additional fee.
TIP: Check our order form to see how long Nebraska is currently taking to process regular and expedited orders.
How to File a DBA in Nebraska
Considerations when registering a Nebraska business
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To keep business and personal expenses separate, you should open a separate account for your business. In addition, getting business credit cards is how you begin to build a company credit profile (corporation or LLC required) and can later qualify for larger loans and lines of credit. To open the account simply call your chosen bank and inquire on the steps to open a business bank account. Typically you’ll need a) your filed paperwork b) your EIN c) a company resolution authorizing your company to open the account (signed by the owners, members, officers or directors, etc.).
Top 5 Major Banks in Nebraska
TIP: Our business formation service includes a free banking resolution for your use.
Now that you’ve registered your business name you need to obtain a business license for your company – this authorizes your company to do business in your city or county. Typically this also involves registering for state taxes and permits (the city may require them as part of the business licensing process).
TIP: We work with a company that can obtain and prepare business licenses and permits for you. Click here to learn more.
DBA: Your Fictitious Business Name should be valid for 5 years (unless you change company name or other information listed on the FBN) at which point you’ll need to renew it with the county.
LLC: Nebraska corporations are required to file a Periodic Report with the Nebraska Secretary of State on or before April 1 every odd year, in addition to general taxation. The filing fee is $13. Information on your business’ taxes can be found here.
Corporation: Business in Nebraska should file a report on or before March 1 every even year with the Secretary of State of Nebraska. The filing fee is $29.
Nebraska Secretary of State
Business Services Division (for Corporation and LLC filings)
Corporate, P.O. Box 94608,
Lincoln, NE 68509-4608
Metro Area Phone: (402) 471-4079
Nebraska Taxation Departments
Nebraska Labor and Employment Departments
Nebraska Startup Resources
1. Small Business Administration (SBA) Nebraska District Offices
2. SCORE Nebraska
3. Nebraska Legal Statutes
6. Angel.co Nebraska Startups
7. Nebraska Business News
9. Nebraska Small Business Development Center
10. Cleaner Greener Lincoln
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