5th annual Women Entrepreneur Conference - Kearney, Neb.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Insights. Inspiration. Growth.

An event dedicated to growing women entrepreneurship in Nebraska.

Sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women’s Business Center and the Small Business Administration, the conference features resources for entrepreneurs and includes lunch.

When: Wednesday, April 11, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Holiday Inn Convention Center, 110 2nd Ave., Kearney, NE 68848

Cost: $35, includes lunch

Registration: Registration deadline is April 4. Click here to register.


8 to 8:30 a.m. – Registration and Networking

8:30 to 8:50 a.m. – Welcome and Table Introductions; Resource Providers with Elizabeth Yearwood, economic development specialist, Small Business Administration Nebraska District and Monica Braun, Center for Rural Affairs Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women's Business Center director

8:50 to 9:05 a.m. – Opening Remarks with Kathleen Piper, deputy district director, Small Business Administration; and Tom Salisbury, Region VII Administrator, Small Business Administration

9:05 to 10:15 a.m. – Marketing in a Small Town: Online and Offline with speaker Deb Brown

10:15 to 10:30 a.m. – Break

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. – Want to Increase the Odds for Business Success? Call Your Accountant with speaker J’Nan Ensz

11:30 a.m. to Noon – Networking Activity                    

Noon to 12:45 p.m. – Lunch          

12:45 to 1:45 p.m. – Small Business Legal Issues with Weibling Entrepreneurship Clinic

1:45 to 2 p.m. – Break

2 to 3 p.m. – Panel of Women Business Owners featuring Stef Brown, Kate Hopkins, Lisa Mahin & Ana Armstrong

3 to 3:15 p.m. – Question and Answer Session

3:15 to 3:30 p.m. – Closing Remarks

This conference is sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs REAP Women's Business Center and the Small Business Administration. The REAP WBC is a program funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All SBA funded programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.  Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and/or persons with limited English proficiency (LEP) will be made if requested in advance.