Business Plan Basics available to entrepreneurs in Macy

Small Business

Lori Schrader, Center for Rural Affairs northeast Nebraska loan specialist,, 402.870.7070; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager,, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

MACY, NEBRASKA – Existing, transitioning, and startup small business owners have an opportunity to examine their ventures in “Business Plan Basics,” a workshop organized by the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) and Nebraska Indian Community College.

Five sessions will be held on Thursdays starting Aug. 8 to Sept. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Nebraska Indian Community College, 1111 U.S. 75, in Macy, Nebraska.

The workshop series will focus on marketing, promotion and advertising, financial management, customer relations, and goal setting.

“Planning is key to success in business, and these five hands-on exploratory sessions are designed for those thinking of starting a business, businesses that need a boost, and business owners considering exiting the business,” said Lori Schrader, northeast Nebraska loan specialist with the Center for Rural Affairs. “Sessions will cover important information to complete a business plan."

Diann Ballard from db-Consulting, LLC, will instruct the course.

Registration is required by Aug. 7. Contact Suzi French at or 402.922.1063. To learn more, visit

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