Center for Rural Affairs to offer Business Plan Basics Training for small business

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Nancy Flock,, 308.534.3508, 
Monica Braun,, 402.643.2673, or 
Rhea Landholm,, 402.687.2100 ext. 1025

Broken Bow, Neb. - The Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project Women’s Business Center along with partnering organizations will host a five-week Business Plan Basics course beginning Monday, Feb. 6 through Monday, March 6. Each session will run from 6 to 9 p.m.

Sessions will be held at Custer Public Power District office, 625 E. South “E” St., Broken Bow, Neb. The instructor for the class is Mr. Rick Nelson, MBA.

The business planning workshop series will focus on marketing, promotion/advertising, financial management, customer relations and goal setting. Rural Enterprise Assistance Project collaborates with the University of Nebraska EDGE Program in utilizing the NxLevel Micro-Entrepreneurs curriculum called "Business Plan Basics."

"Planning is a key to success in business, and these five hands-on exploratory sessions are designed for those thinking of starting a business, businesses that need a boost and business owners considering exiting the business," said Monica Braun, Rural Enterprise Assistance Project Women’s Business Center director. “Sessions will cover important information to complete a business plan.”

There is a registration fee that includes the course materials. Scholarships are available to those who qualify. The deadline to register is Thursday, Feb. 2.

To register, contact Donnis Hueftle-Bullock, Broken Bow Chamber Director, or 308.872.5691. For questions about the course, you may contact Nancy Flock at 308.534.3508 or or Braun at 402.643.2673 or

Partner organizations for this course include the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce, Custer Economic Development Corporation and Sargent Economic Development Corporation.

The Rural Enterprise Assistance Project provides lending, training, networking and technical assistance opportunities for startup and existing small businesses. Business owners that complete the course and the business plan are eligible for Rural Enterprise Assistance Project’s Business Plan Basics Boost Loan of up to $1,000 at 5.75 percent.

More information about Rural Enterprise Assistance Project and its services can be found at Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project receives funding from the Nebraska Business and Innovation Act, Community Development Block Grants through the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Small Business Administration, United States Department of Agriculture, Peter Kiewit Foundation and other sources. The Rural Enterprise Assistance Project Women’s Business Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All Small Business Administration funded programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and/or persons with limited English proficiency will be made if requested in advance.  

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