Business academies set for July and August


Jessica Campos, Women's Business Center Director,, 402.870.1521; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager,, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

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LYONS, NEBRASKA – Nebraska entrepreneurs and small business managers in the panhandle region are invited to attend a free, sector-specific virtual workshops sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs.

Academies will be offered in Spanish and held in multi-day events:

  • “Restaurant Academy: How to Start Your Business,” Mondays, July 12 and 19, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. MT.
  • “Restaurant Academy: Understanding Costs, Expenses, and Profits,” Mondays, July 26 and Aug. 2, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. MT.
  • “Restaurant Academy: How to Manage Your Business,” Monday, Aug. 9, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. MT.
  • “Cleaning Academy,” Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, and 31, and Sept. 2, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. MT.
  • “Restaurant Academy: Hygiene and Food Safety,” Monday, Aug. 16, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. MT.

“The academies bring education to entrepreneurs looking to establish a business in that sector,” said Jessica Campos, Center for Rural Affairs Women’s Business Center Director. “They turn their business idea into a plan while developing business skills and learning what is needed to succeed in that industry, such as financials, marketing, management, regulations, and permits and licensing requirements."

Advanced registration is required for each event; sign up at For more information, contact Raúl Arcos Hawkins at 308.833.0260 or

Center for Rural Affairs provides business training, technical assistance, microloans, and networking to small businesses in Nebraska.

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