Business Assistance News

Third Annual MarketPlace Conference a Huge Success

Over 525 people gathered in North Platte, Nebraska, on Feb. 25, 2009, for the Center for Rural Affairs’ third annual MarketPlace, an entrepreneurial and small business conference. Entrepreneurs, business owners, service providers, students, teachers, farmers, ranchers and many others of all ages took part. Participants came from 11 states.

REAP Announces Women & Co.® Awardees

For the fifth year, the REAP Women’s Business Center has participated in the Women & Co.® Microenterprise Boost Program funded by Citi Foundation. Three entrepreneurs will receive cash awards of $3,000 or $5,000 as well as business skills training to help them grow and develop their businesses.

SBA Assistance: Surviving in a Down Economy

Tips on Revamping Your Business in Tough Economic Times

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering free online training courses to assist small business owners in the current economy. One has to register to take the courses, but there is no charge and you can go at your own pace.

Opportunity from Challenges!

The news these days is not very positive. The economy is bad and sounds like it will be for a long time; people are being laid off from long-time jobs in record numbers; on and on and on … . But could this be the opportune time for you to re-invent your business? Or at least look closely at how you are doing business?


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