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Recent posts by Monica Braun

Relationships, Technology, Business Basics Help You Get Ahead

What do you get in a room filled with Business Women? Networking and Learning! That’s what filled the YWCA of Grand Island when the Center's REAP Women's Business Center and the SBA District Office hosted the Women Entrepreneurs Conference on March 19, 2014.

Ann Martin, IdeaBank Marketing, shared the 10 Missteps of Marketing and How to Avoid Them. She encouraged us to know our customers, know our competition, and know how we do it better. Relationship marketing is key.

REAP Women's Business Center Entrepreneur of the Year

Stacy Chingren identified the need for a contemporary bakery and café in North Platte and returned home from Omaha to fill that void. In 2009, Gracie Mae’s Bakery and Café opened its doors and offered the community a fresh new place to order baked goods, grab a latté and even order lunch!

Gracie Mae’s is a unique bakery and café where everything is prepared fresh daily, and the ambiance is welcoming to people of all ages.

Women’s Entrepreneur Conference Is Tailor-made for You!

March is Women’s History Month! One way to celebrate is to attend the Women Entrepreneurs Conference at the YWCA of Grand Island on March 19, 2014. It’s an event created especially for women in business.

At the conference, learn about small business legal issues, 21st century marketing, accounting and taxes, government contracting, and more. A panel of entrepreneurs will include three women business owners located in rural Nebraska.

REAP Women’s Business Center Year in Review

The REAP Women’s Business Center (WBC) has just entered our 13th year of funding. Through three-quarters of the year, REAP business specialists provided 1,750 hours of business counseling (including preparation hours) to 472 clients. We organized 132 trainings, and 1,271 people have received training. Of those trained, 63% were women. Approximately 80 start-up businesses received assistance.

Business Boot Camp

Are you starting a business and have no idea where to begin? Our Business Boot Camp will take you through six essential steps in six hours, and it's free! Camp will be held at the Kearney Public Library in Kearney, Nebraska. It runs from 9am to 3pm, with lunch included.

Come and learn how to:

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