Founded by BC Clark, The Business Connection is on a mission to help educate and empower small business owners by offering resources, training, funding opportunities and coaching.

Bio - BC Clark

February 16 2016 – Present Nebraska Enterprise Fund Director, Business Development This position structures, analyzes, closes and monitors loans, as well as provides business with technical assistance, lending management, business plan development, program marketing, program research, market research, preparing reports and other duties as assigned for the Nebraska Enterprise Fund. Assist businesses in securing gap and direct funding. Teaching various workshops.

Co-Founded the Metro Omaha Women’s Business Center in 2008, after much research the organization was incorporated in the state of Nebraska in March 2008, BC is President of the organization. The organization hosts a monthly business forum, quarterly Success Series and holds various workshops, and trade shows to educate, inspire and encourage entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals to follow their dreams and get to the next level of success. The mission of the organization is to empower women to become economically self-sufficient by providing targeted business, professional and personal growth. BC is a Nationally Certified SCORE Business Mentor, where she assists small businesses with education that allows them to become more successful. Formerly on the BOD and member of the Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce. She assisted on the Ambassador’s Club and the small biz council BC is passionate about assisting women in their visions and dreams, she continues to inspire and encourage those monthly. She is former President of the Midlands Latino Community Development Center, encouraging and promoting Latino businesses. Former member for the International Women Day, held annually in March to celebrate women around the world. Women of Integrity, Professional Women with Vision and Professional Women Connect and many other non-profit groups. BC speaks to several community and minority business groups about how they can increase their profitability, operational efficiency, and consistently satisfy customer expectations through better business planning and implementing best practices to their core business processes.

BC facilitated a weekend retreat for the board of the 100 black men to layout strategic plans to better position the organization for growth and success. Speaker at the Coalition of 100 Black women Money Matters seminar and credit breakout sessions. Nebraska Business Development Center Advisory Board active member, 3 plus years BC has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Information Systems from Bellevue University, where she was on the Dean’s list. BC is a mentor for micro/minority business owners and is part of a reading program where she reads to inter city youth and teaches tips to read better. BC is a member of National Coalition of Black Women(NCBW) as an ambassador mentor for women. She facilitated a monthly sales and marketing seminar for minority and disadvantaged businesses for 3 years through her relationship with the Omaha Small Business Network (OSBN). BC was recognized 2012 by Honorable Lee Terry, in a speech to the 112th congress as one of 12 women in business impacting Omaha and Nebraska BC was mentor at Holy Name School in North Omaha, where she mentored 7th & 8th grade girls. Chosen as keynote speaker for Black History Month at Mercy High School, inspiring young women to follow their dreams and forget about a glass ceiling. “Don’t limit yourself by what others think and believe” . Other roles BC BC Clark was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Leading Edge Consulting, a growing business consulting practice headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. She co-founded Leading Edge Consulting in 2003 with the goal of helping homebased and small to midsize businesses win more sales, retain customers longer, and achieve sustainable growth. The company did this by showing minority business owners and other managers better ways to compete and win in today's dynamically-changing, global competitive environment. The company held a monthly seminar “Success Sales Series” showing businesses how to achieve greater sales success for 7 years. Through this opportunity many businesses experienced business growth and increased sales. 27 plus years at Conagra Foods 10/10/1977- 08/25/2005 She retired. was in management information systems, business process analysis and design. She has over thirty years of experience in this field. She spent twenty-seven plus years working in a wide variety of MIS management positions while at ConAgra Foods. She has experience with product launches and

partnership alliances. She also has several years of sales and marketing experience. BC Clark


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