Small Business News

My Experience at the Energy Fair

On July 24, I attended the Nebraska Renewable Energy Fair, held in my hometown of Lyons, Nebraska. That morning, as I drove through Lyons, I couldn’t help but notice the buzz of people throughout town. There was a new energy about Lyons on that Saturday morning.

Across the Nation

Montana: Bozeman Business Finds Value in Damaged Wood
Forestry experts estimate that at least 1 million acres of Montana forests have succumbed to the mountain pine beetle, leaving enormous amounts of standing dead trees. Finish carpenter Neil Wilbert finds the distinctive blue streaks caused by a fungus introduced by the pine beetle beautiful.

Kansas MarketPlace Offers Exhibitor Opportunities

Connect, promote, and network! At 2010 Kansas MarketPlace, opportunities to expand and grow your business or organization are numerous. With a little over two months until the big day, it is now time to figure out how you can make the most out of this year’s conference!

Welcome Juan Sandoval!

This month we welcome Juan Sandoval to the Center for Rural Affairs’ staff. Juan is the new director of the REAP Hispanic Business Center. The Hispanic Business Center has shown remarkable growth since its inception in 2004, serving over 1,000 rural Hispanic entrepreneurs with loans, training and technical assistance.


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