REAP and Women's Business Center Training Events Calendar

REAP Activities:

May 16, 2017, 6 to 7:30 p.m, Sales Tax Affects Everyone - Steve Drzaic with the Nebraska Department of Revenue will cover the basics of Nebraska sales and use tax. If you are a business owner or considering starting your own business, this information is a must for you, or anyone who handles your bookkeeping. SCC Entrepreneurship Center, 285 S. 68th Street Pl., Lincoln, Neb. There is no cost to attend. Please register here.

InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Business Challenge - REAP Women's Business Center is hosting a local competition. Five finalists will be selected to participate in a marketing pitch competition in Lincoln on June 2, 2017. Applications are due May 19, 2017. Contact monicab@cfra.org or 402.643.2673 for more information and an application packet. Find additional details at cfra.org/innovateher2017. 

May 17 and 24, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., QuickBooks Training - Diann Ballard, owner of db Consulting, and Juan Sandoval, REAP Latino Business Center director, will lead a free two-part training for small business owners and entrepreneur offered at the Hartington Public Library, 106 S. Broadway Ave., Hartington, Neb. Computers with QuickBooks software will be available. There is no cost for the class. Pre-registration is required by contacting Sandoval at juans@cfra.org or 402.371.7786. The classes are offered through the Latino Business Center and Women’s Business Center, both programs of Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project.

June 6, 2017, 6 to 9 p.m., Online Marketing Strategies, Mid-Plains Community College, 715 E. Hwy 20, Valentine, Neb., Building your online relationships using websites, email marketing, and social media. Learn more about online marketing tools in this interactive session with Diane Siefkes, a social media consultant from Lincoln. There is not cost to attend, but pre-registration is requested by contacting Mid-Plains Community College at 402-376-8033 or valstaff@mpcc.edu.

June 7, 2017, 1 to 4 p.m., Online Marketing Strategies, Ainsworth Conference Center, 606 E. 4th St., Ainsworth, Neb., Building your online relationships using websites, email marketing, and social media. Learn more about online marketing tools in this interactive session with Diane Siefkes, a social media consultant from Lincoln. There is not cost to attend, but pre-registration is requested by contacting North Central Development Center at 402-387-2727 or debbieb@threeriver.net.

June 12, 2017, 5 to 8:30 p.m., Online Marketing Strategies, Simmy's, 819 W. Main St., Alma, Neb., Building your online relationships using websites, email marketing, and social media. Learn more about online marketing tools in this interactive session with Diane Siefkes, a social media consultant from Lincoln. There is not cost to attend, but pre-registration is requested by contacting Alma Chamber of Commerce at 308-928-2888 or almachamber@gmail.com.

Related Activities: 

March 15 - May 9, Spring 2017 Nebraska Tax Seminars - The Nebraska Department of Revenue has posted a new schedule for Spring 2017 seminars. To register for a particular seminar, call the the number listed on that seminar in the schedule. The seminars are offered as a free service by the Nebraska Department of Revenue. For topics, dates, times registration information, please visit their website here.

At Your Convenience:

Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights, an SBA webinar. What is intellectual property and how do you protect your ideas? This course gives an overview and explains how and why to protect your intellectual property. (30 minutes)

Government Contracting Classroom, a 3-part SBA course. Did you know the federal government buys nearly $100 billion worth of goods and services from small businesses each year? Government contracts can offer opportunities. But selling to the government requires a different approach.

REAP Online Training Classes, a varied slate of courses to fit your small business learning needs!

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The REAP Women's Business Center (WBC) is a program funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All SBA Programs and Services are open to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities and/or persons with limited English proficiency (LEP) will be made if requested in advance.