REAP and Women's Business Center Training Events Calendar

REAP Activities:

QuickBooks Workshop - Mullen
Cost: $55 per participant, limited to five participants
When: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: TBD
About: Jerry Terwilliger of the Center for Rural Affairs teaches the basics of desktop QuickBooks, focusing on the record-keeping needs of farmers and ranchers. Participants will learn how to input transactions, use accounts, categories, inventories, invoices, and run common reports.
Register: Call Bethany Johnston at 308.645.2267
Brought to you by: Nebraska Extension in collaboration with the Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women's Business Center and Small Business Administration.

QuickBooks Workshop - Valentine
Cost: $55 per participant, limited to five participants
When: Thursday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Cherry County Extension Office, 365 N Main St, Ste. 3, Valentine, Nebraska 69201
About: Jerry Terwilliger of the Center for Rural Affairs teaches the basics of desktop QuickBooks, focusing on the record-keeping needs of farmers and ranchers. Participants will learn how to input transactions, use accounts, categories, inventories, invoices, and run common reports.
Register: Call Jay Jenkins at 402.376.1850​
Brought to you by: Nebraska Extension in collaboration with the Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women's Business Center and Small Business Administration.

QuickBooks Workshop - Scottsbluff
Cost: $55 per participant, limited to five participants
When: Monday, Nov. 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Panhandle Research & Extension Center, 4502 Ave. I, Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361
About: Jerry Terwilliger of the Center for Rural Affairs teaches the basics of desktop QuickBooks, focusing on the record-keeping needs of farmers and ranchers. Participants will learn how to input transactions, use accounts, categories, inventories, invoices, and run common reports.
Register: Call Jessica Groskopf at 308.632.1247
Brought to you by: Nebraska Extension in collaboration with the Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women's Business Center and Small Business Administration.

Online Marketing Strategies - Wood River
Cost: Free
When: Wednesday, Dec. 6, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Wood River Community Center, 108 W 10th St., in Wood River, Nebraska
About: The workshop will focus on building online relationships using websites, email marketing, and social media, including Facebook and Twitter. Diane Siefkes, owner of dkSolutions, and an online marketing consultant from Lincoln, Nebraska, will present the course. Siefkes specializes in demystifying social media and email marketing for small business owners.
Registration: Required. Contact Sara Arnett at 308.583.2262 ext. 17, or arnettsa@bankonheritage.com
Optional Supper: A brisket sandwich meal will be available for $10, if requested with advanced registration by Nov. 28.
Brought to you by: Nebraska Extension in collaboration with the Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women's Business Center and Small Business Administration.

Related Events:

Thursday, Nov. 16, noon to 1 p.m. Affiliate Marketing 101 with a focus on Influencer Marketing, free webinar. Samantha Morris, formerly from Pepperjam, will cover: how marketing is shifting, tools you can use, and how to measure the effectiveness of your efforts. Presented by GROW Nebraska, this webinar is sponsored in part by the Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP). Click here to register. 

Thursday, Nov. 30, 4:30 to 6 p.m. "Goal Digger," Entrepreneurship: Creating and achieving your goals, The Barnyard (basement of Nebraska Global), 151 N. 8th St., Lincoln, Nebraska. Many people work for most of their lives to become successful. A goal digger is someone who knows what she wants and is willing to put in the time and work to achieve success, no matter what. The Nebraska College of Law Weibling Entrepreneurship Clinic will introduce three of their favorite
“goal diggers” as they share their stories of designing, launching, and running their business. Panelists include Meghan Ehrke of Select Style, Angela Garbacz of Goldenrod Pastries, and Megan Magsamen of Paper Kite. Presenters Kara Fischbach, Paige Gade, and Emma Hybl will also present on legal issues that many startups face, including: entity formation, employment, and compensation. Contact Hybl with questions at emma.hybl@unl.edu.

Saturday, Jan. 20“Recipe to Reality” seminar, University of Nebraska Food Processing Center, 1901 North 21st Street, #228, Lincoln, Nebraska. The University of Nebraska Food Processing Center is offering a one-day seminar for all individuals interested in exploring the idea of starting a food manufacturing business. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. The registration deadline is Jan. 5, 2018. Contact Jill Gifford at 402.472.2819 or jgifford1@unl.edu for an information packet.

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.