REAP News

Business Plan Basics Class Completed at Venture Center

Local entrepreneurs are putting their ideas on paper! Entrepreneurial people have great ideas in their heads, but to move these ideas forward, they need to write them down. A recent Business Plan Basics Course at the Venture Center in Central City gave 10 people that chance.

2010 Governor’s Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop

Explore a fun way to network, learn and cross-promote business at this year’s Nebraska agri/eco-tourism workshop at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Kearney on February 3 and 4, 2010.

Session topics include experiential travel opportunities, marketing, business start-up basics, social networking, a meet the media panel, nature and wildlife viewing and group tour basics.

Award Offers Boost for Entrepreneur

Connie Harvey has witnessed how inefficiency can take down a small business. While working at a bank in rural Nebraska, she watched many small businesses struggle and fail because of inaccurate recordkeeping and management.

Health Insurance Coverage for Small Employers

Ann Frohman, Director of the Nebraska Department of Insurance, recently presented information regarding Health Insurance for small employers at an IRS-sponsored Small Business Forum. Ms. Frohman provided insight to the services rendered by her department, and provided the following tips for small employers who are seeking health insurance for themselves and their employees.

Know the Needs of Your Target Market

When REAP staff work with business owners or potential business owners, one of the first questions we ask is, “Who is your target market? What is your niche?” It is imperative for a business owner to know who their main consumers will be and how to reach them. They also need to know if there are enough consumers to have a viable business.

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