LYONS, NEBRASKA – Rural community members and business owners in Nebraska have a new opportunity to boost their leadership skills. The Entrepreneurship and Community Coaching Network has been launched by the Center for Rural Affairs.
This network is for aspiring and existing small businesses, as well as community organizations supporting small businesses, who may also engage with BIPOC or immigrant communities.
“If you are a part of an organization and community that would like to increase your business and leadership savvy to engage with more diverse members of your community in more meaningful ways, we provide coaching,” said Sandra Renner, Farm and Community Director with the Center for Rural Affairs.
The network focuses on:
- Conversations as a starting point to effectively support businesses and organizations.
- Clearing out clutter, confusion, or stress and the most important needs first.
- Meeting small businesses where they are at, learning where they most need support, and designing goals that fit their unique needs and interests.
- Working with communities to design and meet community-specific needs. Both emerging and established businesses and community leaders are invited to apply.
- Connecting community organizations and small businesses to timely, relevant tools, training, resources, or mentors that will aid in successfully meeting goals or needs.
This network has been made possible by support from U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development and Marion Ewing Kauffman Foundation’s Heartland Challenge.
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