REAP to Present at Hastings Entrepreneurs Meeting
The Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) and its services are available to rural communities across Nebraska. REAP's work centers around four components: technical assistance which includes business planning and trouble shooting consultations, financial and cash flow budgeting, loan packaging assistance; a micro loan fund, networking, and business management training.
Small self-employment businesses are at the core of the economic activity in rural Nebraska. REAP is the largest full service micro-enterprise program in Nebraska and is one of the largest rural based programs in the nation. REAP is designed to assist all types of small businesses, including businesses with 5 or fewer employees, self-employed full-time, part-time, home-based, farm-based, start-up, and store-front businesses.
More information about REAP can be found at www.cfra.org/reap, or by calling 402.656.3091 or 308.528.0060. The Center for Rural Affairs receives funding for REAP from the Nebraska Microenterprise Development Act, Community Development Block Grants through the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Small Business Administration, United States Department of Agriculture and other sources.