SCORE Congratulates REAP on 25 Years of Service

Thanks to guest author Gene D. Knapp, with SCORE, for the kind words about the Center for Rural Affairs' REAP program.

SCORE has worked very successfully with REAP in Nebraska to jointly help entrepreneurs succeed. SCORE is a 50+ year old not-for-profit, 501(c)3, resource center of the US Small Business Administration (SBA). Our mission is to help entrepreneurs succeed in starting small businesses and in growing their small businesses.

SCORE in Nebraska has worked very successfully with REAP to further both your and our missions. In particular Juan Sandoval has been working very successfully with our Columbus, Nebraska, and Norfolk, Nebraska SCORE chapters to better coordinate our joint efforts in providing one-on-one mentoring leading to strong business models, business plans, and financial projections.

Over the years we have been trying to be more active in the Latino community as you have with the REAP Latino Business Center. In particular our Greater Omaha Chapter has had a number of initiatives in the south Omaha community.

In the future if there is any way that you think SCORE in NE can be more effective in helping entrepreneurs or working with REAP, please contact me.


Gene D. Knapp
SCORE District Director Nebraska and SW Iowa