Business Coaching, Training, and Lending Exceed Expectations

Business Coaching or Technical Assistance is a great tool for your business. You can evaluate your procedures, identify potential problems, plan in advance, or look for best practices. We can offer ongoing support to small business owners to make sure you are taking the right steps to build a stronger business, and handling it correctly and efficiently.

Our REAP Hispanic Business Center exceeded even our expectations in coaching and assistance as 2013 came to an end. Imelda Catalan, our Hispanic Loan Specialist for Grand Island, Hastings, and Southeast Nebraska, played a big part.

Imelda’s region is made up of several counties highly populated with Hispanic residents. These include Hall (23%), Adams (8%), Clay (8%), Saline (20%), Johnson (8%), and potentially Sarpy (7%), and Douglas (11%). Population figures are according to the US Census Bureau.

Across the state, we held 26 educational and informational sessions. 1,221 individuals received general information, participated in REAP trainings, or received technical assistance. 92 people reached out to us for one-on-one help in developing their businesses.

We provided six loans totaling $70,000, and leveraged two more loans totaling $75,000. It was a great way to welcome in 2014.

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