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The Enlighten courses are grouped into tracks that reflect the interest of small business owners. You can sign up for any one of the courses or all of them by following these links. This on-demand training is free with zero obligation. New content & enhancements are being added as they become available, so check back often.

  1. Click on the link of the course you’re interested in.
  2. You will be directed to a registration form that will ask you a few basic questions.
  3. The system will send an email to the email address you put into the form.
  4. Follow the link in the email to access the training.

If you have previously enrolled and would like to return to your course, CLICK HERE.

Starting a Nebraska Small Business:

  • Overview Basics & Definitions
  • Asking the Right Questions
  • Planning
  • Funding
  • Taking Off

Financial Information:

  • Meeting with Investors

Legal Considerations:

  • Meeting with Investors
  • Legal Considerations
  • Entities
  • Understanding Leases
  • Franchises
  • Employee or Contractor?


  • Bienvenido a los módulos Enlighten que te ayudarán a comenzar tu negocio!



  • Is my business on the map?
  • Your business needs a website
  • Using email to stay in touch
  • Using eye-catching photos


  • Is Facebook Shop right for your business?
  • You need e-commerce
  • Using titles that sell
  • Shipping 101
  • Third-party selling


  • Building your personal brand
  • Marketing in times of crisis
  • Market Research


Protecting your Business:

  • Legal Entities
  • Intellectual Property
  • Bankruptcy: Chapter 7: Liquidation
  • Bankruptcy: Chapter 11 Reorganization

Working with Employees:

  • Employee or Contractor?
  • Nebraska Unemployment
  • Nebraska Worker’s Comp.


Cybersecurity for All:

  • Anti-Virus
  • Email
  • Encryption
  • Passwords
  • Physical Security
  • Worst Case Scenarios

Cybersecurity Policies:

  • Bring your own devices
  • Content filtering
  • Incident response
  • Offboarding employees
  • Remote work

Can I be my own I.T. department?

  • Data backup
  • Firewalls
  • Patch management
  • Privileged access
  • Securing WiFi

Business Continuity:

  • Risk
  • Planning
  • Assessing the 4 P’s
  • Putting it all together

OSHA Basics:

  • Introduction to OSHA
  • Record keeping

Protecting Your Employees:

  • Ergonomics
  • Excavation safety
  • Fall protection
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Lockout/tagout
  • Ladder safety
  • Machine guarding
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Power tool safety
  • Slips, Trips and Falls

Protecting Your Community:

  • Bloodborne pathogens
  • Emergency Action Plans
  • Hazard communication
  • Health threat strategies


Growing your business:

  • Meeting with investors
  • Project management
  • Problem-solving for business
  • Pivoting your business
  • Process improvement
  • Selling to the government

Working with People:

  • Coaching your employees
  • Managing change
  • Resolving workplace conflict
  • Running productive meetings
  • Customer Service


  • Getting things done
  • Strategic thinking
  • Negotiating skills for business owners
Technical issues or questions? Contact Jerry Parriott at jparriott@unomaha.edu.