REAP Business Plan Training Coming to Creighton

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Adriana Dungan,, Phone: (402) 494-1013
Lyons, Nebraska- What’s in Your Business Plan? Answering this question will be the focus of the Business Plan Training course (English version) to be held in Creighton beginning Tuesday, October 2. The Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP), a program of the Center for Rural Affairs and home to the only Women’s Business Center project in Nebraska, is working with the Knox County Development Agency and Creighton Economic Development to bring its basic business plan training course to the Knox County area for small business owners / managers or those interested in developing a business idea.
The course will run for five consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning October 2 and ending October 30, 2007. The training will be held from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Creighton Public Library, 701 State Street, Creighton, Nebraska.

The business planning workshop series will include the following main topics: Marketing, Promotion/Advertising, Financial Management, Customer Relations and Goal Setting. Andriana Dungan, REAP’s Northeast Nebraska Business Specialists, hope small business owners or potential new businesses can take advantage of this opportunity, especially since it isn’t offered locally that often.  If interested in learning more about the workshop series or in registering, contact: MaryAnne Block, Economic Development Director,, 402-358-5154 or Andriana Dungan, REAP Business Specialist,, 402-494-1013.

Registration for the Basic Business Plan Course includes the course manual and a membership to RCBDA / REAP. REAP’s technical assistance services and micro-loan program are available through membership in this association.  Based on income eligibility, scholarships are available to waive the materials part of the registration fee. Registration deadline is September 28.

The Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project was selected by the Small Business Administration to create a rural Women's Business Center, currently the only such program in Nebraska.  For REAP, the Women’s Business Center provides an opportunity to enhance its outreach to potential women entrepreneurs and its work with small businesses across Nebraska.  Course outline and additional information can be found at the REAP website:

This U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Cooperative Agreement is partially funded by the SBA.  SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.


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