Business Plan Basics Training for Local Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

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Glennis McClure, Gage Area Growth Enterprise,, 402-228-5869
or Monica Braun, REAP WBC Director, 402.643.2673

Beatrice, NE -  The Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women’s Business Center in collaboration with Gage Area Growth Enterprise (NGage) is planning a five-week Business Plan Basics course starting March 1, 2016.  The course will be held on Tuesday evenings in March from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Building Conference Room in Beatrice.  

The workshop series includes the following key topics: Marketing, Promotion/Advertising, Financial Management, Customer Relations and Goal Setting. REAP collaborates with the University of Nebraska EDGE Program in utilizing the NxLevel Micro-Entrepreneurs curriculum called "Business Plan Basics."
 "Planning is a key to success in business, and the five hands-on exploratory sessions are designed for those thinking of starting a business and for small business owners that want to create a business plan or update one.  Sessions will cover important information that can assist in completing a business plan," commented Monica Braun, REAP Women’s Business Center Director.
Previous Business Plan Basics participants have said this about the workshops: "So informative for starting a business. Covers all aspects!" "The best parts were the conversations, networking and best practices shared!" "Information on Product and Price was the most helpful to me." "Recordkeeping information was what I found most helpful."
A registration fee per business is required for the course and includes the course materials and other resource materials.   The deadline to register is Tuesday, February 22.  To register, please contact Gage Area Growth Enterprise (NGage) at 402.228.5869. Or Monica Braun, REAP WBC Director, at 402.643.2673,  Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested in advance.

The Rural Enterprise Assistance Project provides lending, training, networking, and technical assistance opportunities for start-up and existing small businesses. 

More information about REAP, a program of the Center for Rural Affairs, and its services can be found at  REAP receives funding from the Nebraska Business and Innovation Act, Community Development Block Grants through the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Small Business Administration, United States Department of Agriculture, Peter Kiewit Foundation and other sources. The REAP WBC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Support for this program was made possible through a grant from the Lincoln Community Foundation on behalf of the Alice M. Dittman Advised Fund. REAP is a resource partner of NGage.