Update: REAP Training Opportunities

The REAP Women’s Business Center collaborated with the St. Paul Economic Development Corporation in February to host Dave Buchholz and his How to Get Big Results from a Small Advertising Budget presentation. Dave always presents practical ideas with a humorous touch.

During February and March, the REAP Women’s Business Center partnered with Western Nebraska Community College to present Bookkeeping/QuickBooks sessions. REAP Business Specialist Jerry Terwilliger conducted sessions in Gordon, Bayard, Alliance, Sidney and Scottsbluff. In other REAP regions, Connie Harvey, Efficiency Counts, conducted sessions in David City and Broken Bow with REAP staff Monica Braun and Dena Beck, respectively. Sessions are being planned for the Holdrege and Minden areas as well as the North Central region. Approximately 30 businesses have been assisted so far.

WBC co-sponsored a Business Succession seminar in Oakland with Burt County Economic Development on March 3. Frank Haverkamp, Sunbelt Advisors, presented tips on Finding a Buyer and preparing for transition to 15 participants. Start with the end in mind – business exit planning should be part of the early stages of a business.

Several REAP staff assisted with MarketPlace: Opening Doors to Success conference sessions (see MarketPlace article in this issue) in North Platte on February 25. It was great to see some familiar faces taking advantage of the networking and educational opportunities.

The 5-week Business Plan Basics course was held in Creighton during March and April. Fourteen area businesses participated in this opportunity. It is great to see businesses planning for their success!

For more information, contact Monica Braun, REAP WBC Director, at monicab@cfra.org or 402.643.2673.