REAP Update Winter 2017

Inside this issue

REAP ranks ninth nationally: Center for Rural Affairs’ small business development program ranked ninth in the United States for the number of Small Business Administration microloans placed in fiscal year 2016.

Marketing assistance, startup capital identified as top small business needs: Nebraska businesses and those who serve them have once again provided vital information about their operations. The results are included in “Their needs and thoughts: Results of the fifth biennial Small Business Needs Assessment,” a report by Dena Beck, senior project leader and loan specialist with the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project, or REAP. 

Groomin’ Room is a spa for your favorite canine: Sydney, a 200-pound Newfoundland, and Beatrixx, an American Staghound, get the royal treatment. Their owner, Rachel, is a dog groomer. Rachel Pittner, owner of the Groomin’ Room in Minden, Neb., has always loved dogs. That led her to move to Rapid City, SD, to study dog grooming.

Women's Business Center update: The Women's Business Center continues to offer Online Marketing Strategies sessions across the state. 

Latino Business Center update: New Year’s resolution: be more efficient and increase capacity: The New Year’s resolution is a common tradition around the world. In the new year, many of us look to our past experiences and strive to better ourselves.

Tips: social media for small businesses: Remember that social media is a dialogue and conversation. Small businesses can leverage platforms to expand visibility, increase sales, or inform their audience.

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