Now That’s Impressive: Entrepreneurs Build their Businesses

Small business activity in Western Nebraska has been very brisk for the REAP Program over the past year. It seems that maybe things might start to slow down, but the telephone rings with small business owners, banks, economic development administrators, and chamber executives wanting to know more about the REAP program that is offered through the Center for Rural Affairs. They are seeking help or have been contacted by existing business owners wanting to know where to go for help with business plans, financing, or bookkeeping and accounting questions.

REAP Organizing 2009-2010

In the past year, REAP group formation activities have taken place in several communities. A REAP Hispanic Roundtable was formed in Lexington. A REAP Roundtable has also been formed at Columbus. And that's not all.

Small Business Survey Results Coming Soon

Did you take the 2010 Small Business Needs Assessment survey? If so, your results are being tallied. In 2008, the greatest needs were bookkeeping and marketing/advertising. What will they be in 2010?

Remarkable Year for Enterprising Couple

It has been quite a year for the owners of Sandhills Glass and Garage Doors, Brad and Gina Babb from Ord, Nebraska. From receiving a major award in February, to starring in a documentary video (as one of four businesses chosen nationwide), to addressing over 600 people at a national conference in Washington DC – it’s been a whirlwind start to 2010.

Why Do I Need the Internet?

Approximately 20 people gathered at Central Community College Columbus Campus last May to learn more about Social Media Marketing. Sally Cohen of eGrowth Marketing ( ) shared information about the Social Media venues (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube) and how they can increase sales for your business.


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