Spanish Business Plan Training in Lexington

Release Date: 

07/09/2008

Contact(s): 

Nancy Flock, npflock@msn.com, REAP Business Specialist, Center for Rural Affairs
Note: You will find the information in Spanish at the end of this release.

Lyons, Nebraska - The Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP), a program of the Center for Rural Affairs, along with the Lexington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Spanish Business Plan Basics training in Lexington, Nebraska. The training is for small business owners/managers or those interested in developing a business idea. Dora Vivas will be the instructor. The five-week training will be on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Lexington Public Library located at 907 North Washington, starting July 16th, 2008 until August 13th, 2008.

What’s in Your Business Plan?  Answering this question will be the focus of the Spanish Business Plan Basics training course. Nancy Flock, REAP Hispanic Business Specialist and the Southwest/Central Nebraska Business Specialist, hopes small business owners or potential new businesses can take advantage of this opportunity at this time, especially since it isn’t offered locally that often.  If interested in learning more about the workshop series or in registering, contact Nancy Flock at (308) 534-3508 or npflock@msn.com. Registration deadline for the course is Monday, July 14.
 
The business planning workshop series will include the following main topics: Marketing, Promotion/Advertising, Financial Management, Customer Relations and Goal Setting. REAP collaborates with the University of Nebraska EDGE Program in utilizing the NxLevel Micro-Entrepreneurs curriculum called “Business Plan Basics”.  
 
The course registration includes an annual membership to REAP and the NxLevel manual for micro-entrepreneurs which are excellent resources when the course is completed. “REAP members have ongoing access to business technical assistance services, and a micro-loan program for small businesses," said Flock. “These skills are essential in the 'make it or break it' early years of a business.”
 
Based on income eligibility, scholarships are available to reimburse the materials part of the registration fee.
 
More information about REAP can be found at, www.cfra.org/reap. The Center for Rural Affairs receives funding for REAP from the Nebraska Microenterprise Development Act, Community Development Block Grant program through the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Small Business Administration, United States Department of Agriculture and other sources.
  
REAP (Proyecto de Asistencia Rural Empresarial) ofrece un curso de Capacitación básica en Planeación de Negocios. Este curso es para dueños de pequeñas empresas, gerentes comerciales o todo aquél que desee comenzar un negocio. El curso comprende los siguientes temas: mercadotecnia, servicio al cliente, administración financiera, publicidad y promoción, y estableciendo metas. Las clases se llevarán a cabo cada Miércoles comenzando el 16 de Julio y hasta el 13 de Agosto, de 5:30 p.m. a 8:30 p.m en la biblioteca Pública de Lexington, localizada en el 907 North Washington, Lexington, NE.
El costo de inscripción es de $79.00 e incluye materiales y membresía al programa REAP. Tenemos becas disponibles para personas de bajos recursos económicos  por el costo de los materiales ($49).Para mayor información comuníquese con: Nancy Flock, 308-534-3508 o npflock@msn.com. En cooperación con REAP-Women’s Business Center esta clase es patrocinada por la Cámara de Comercio Hispana de Lexington. El Proyecto de Asistencia Rural Empresarial (REAP) del Centro de Asuntos Rurales está comprometido a fortalecer comunidades rurales a través del desarrollo de pequeños negocios y el autoempleo.

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