Business Plan Basics offered to entrepreneurs in Loup City

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Monica Braun, Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women's Business Center director,, 402.643.2673; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager,, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

Loup City, Neb. - 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 Wednesdays from Oct. 4 to Nov. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Loup City Community Center, 803 “O” St., in Loup City, 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 Judy Petersen, executive director of the Central Nebraska Economic Development District.

To register, contact Dawn Skibinski at 308.745.5040 or

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