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.

Family Needs Met by Entrepreneurship

Maria Alvarado opened Alvarado’s Tax Services in 2006. Driven by the need for a more flexible schedule, Alvarado has built a successful business and won the Women and Company Microenterprise Boost Program award from the Center’s REAP program.


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