Small Business News

REAP Achieves Top 10 Position in National Lending

The Center for Rural Affairs’ small business development program, REAP, ranked #7 in the United States for the number of Small Business Administration Micro loans placed. REAP was #21 for the dollar value of Micro loans closed.

The ranking was done by the SBA’s Office of Economic Opportunity at the close of fiscal year 2015, just completed. Here's what Jeff Reynolds, REAP director, had to say about the accomplishment (heads-up, Jeff is a big sports fan!):

Ric Camacho Turned Tough Times into a Successful Business

The year was 2009 and as always, history seemed to repeat itself. This was evident to Ric Camacho Sr; just a year before he was employed by a large construction and mechanical firm. He worked for a company that was now busy eliminating departments and reducing jobs, including his. Ric worked in the mechanical division of the company, leading the plumbing, HVAC and sheet metal fabrication departments. 

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.

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