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Do Your Homework to Avoid Costly Fines and Headaches

There is no secret about differences in opening a business in many Latin America countries and in the United States. Latinos decide to become micro-entrepreneurs in their own countries because of the lack of jobs. They need to provide for themselves and their families and move to what is known as the informal or grey economy.

Rapid Lending Pace: Good News for the Rural Economy!

Have you felt the buzz of entrepreneurship in your neighborhood? It is reverberating through the Center for Rural Affairs Lyons office as REAP staff are breaking all records.

As we head into the final month of this quarter (April, May, and June), our Loan Specialists have made 35 loans totaling $440,250. It's a sure sign Nebraska entrepreneurs are building and growing their businesses and the rural economy!

The big question: Can we reach the 50 mark before the end of June?

GROW Nebraska & REAP the Rewards!

Guest writer Sara Brownwood, GROW Nebraska Marketing Technology Director, contributed this article for our REAP 25th Anniversary celebration.

GROW Nebraska and the Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) have partnered for over 15 years to help make Nebraska’s businesses strong. GROW Nebraska’s™ mission is to create sustainable economic development by supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses through promotion, market access, and education.

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