First Five Academy - North Platte, Neb.

Small Business

About: Join this hands-on learning experience for businesses just starting out or in their first five years of operation.

This workshop builds on each week and targets the top three subjects that can become a primary concern for entrepreneurs.

Light refreshments will be provided.

  • Session One: Identifying Your Brand 
    Building brand loyalty is an essential step for any business. This course explores identifying your business’s brand and defining your target audience. 
  • Session Two: Building Your Digital Presence
    Consumers rely on your online presence to build trust and interact with your business. During this session, we will walk through an audit of your search engine optimization (SEO), digital marketing, social media, and website. 
  • Session Three: Becoming Growth-Minded
    Increasing the size and growth of your business is sometimes not easy. This last gathering will examine strategic development, business to business (B2B) marketing, and business growth evaluation.

Cost: Free

When: Tuesdays, March 7, 14, and 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Mid Plains Community College, North Campus Room 204, 1101 Halligan Drive, North Platte, Nebraska 

Please register by March 3: Click here to register.

For questions or assistance in registering: Contact Becky Parker at, 308.534.3508: Brissa Borjas Esparza at or 402.870.2749

Sponsored by: Center for Rural Affairs, Mid Plains Community College, and North Platte Area Chamber & Development Corporation

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Center for Rural Affairs and all SBA-funded programs 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. Both the Center for Rural Affairs and the U.S. Small Business Administration are equal opportunity providers and employers.

Fully vaccinated people are not required to wear a mask or maintain social distance. Those who are not yet fully vaccinated are asked to either take a self-administered COVID-19 test (with a negative result) prior to leaving for the event or mask and maintain distance while at the event. If you are feeling ill in any way, please refrain from attending.