Small business owners invited to Business Plan Basics workshop in Ogallala

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Nancy Flock, Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) loan specialist,, 308.534.3508; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager,, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

Ogallala Nebraska - Existing, transitioning, and startup small business owners have an opportunity to examine their ventures in “Business Plan Basics,” a workshop organized by the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women's Business Center.

Five sessions will be held on Tuesdays from Sept. 26 to Oct. 24, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Keith County Area Development, 10 N Spruce St., Ste. C, in Ogallala, Nebraska.

The workshop series will focus on marketing, promotion/advertising, financial management, customer relations, and goal setting. REAP uses the Business Plan Basics NxLevel Guide for microentrepreneurs curriculum.

"Planning is 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, REAP Women’s Business Center director. “Sessions will cover important information to complete a business plan.”

The course will be facilitated by Kathy Bourque, a business leadership consultant based in Ogallala.

To register, contact Nancy Flock at 308.534.3508 or

Visit for more information. Center for Rural Affairs’ REAP provides business training, technical assistance, microloans, and networking to small businesses in Nebraska.