Business Assistance News

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.

Bookkeeping Basics Sessions Held at New Venture Center

The Merrick County Foundation and REAP joined forces to facilitate training for entrepreneurs with the assistance of a grant from the Building Entrepreneurial Communities Act (BECA). BECA funds allow communities to provide assistance to small businesses and potential business owners at an affordable cost.


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