Small business owners must compete and succeed in a rapidly changing environment. The Rural
Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP), a program of the Center for Rural Affairs, is a small business
development program that can help!
Many banks have either steered away from small business lending or have severely tightened their credit standards. It’s no secret small business lending is very risky in normal times. Programs like REAP assist entrepreneurs in finding traditional and non-traditional sources of income.
Are you starting a new business or do you need help taking your business to the next level? The Small Business Administration has developed an “app” to help smart phone users find SBA-affiliated advisers located near them and to get free, personal, one-on-one help with starting and growing the business.
REAP WBC laptops have been making the rounds in Southeast Nebraska. QuickBooks sessions have been held in Tecumseh, Auburn and Nebraska City in collaboration with the Five Rivers RC&D. More sessions are planned, possibly in the Crete and Fairbury areas.