Explore business ownership models in free workshop

Release Date: 



Monica Braun, Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women’s Business Center director, monicab@cfra.org , 402.643.2673; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext. 1025

Discover Independence Through Business Ownership, a hands-on workshop, will be held on Thursday, March 23, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Building Conference Room, 210 N. Fifth St., Beatrice.

The workshop is presented by the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project Women’s Business Center, NGage and FranNet of the Heartland.

“Attendees will have the opportunity to explore different ownership models, including semi-absentee ownership which allows owners to keep their current day job while investing in a business on the side,” said Monica Braun, Women’s Business Center director.

Other topics will include determining if business ownership is the right path to pursue; financing options; and recognizing, and avoiding, common pitfalls that can lead to failure in business ownership.

There is no cost to attend, but space is limited. Interested participants are encouraged to register by Tuesday, March 21. To RSVP, contact Glennis at glennism@ngagegroup.org, Monica at monicab@cfra.org, or call NGage at 402.228.5869.

For more information about this event, please visit www.cfra.org/events.


Established in 1973, the Center for Rural Affairs is a private, non-profit organization working to strengthen small businesses, family farms and ranches, and rural communities through action oriented programs addressing social, economic, and environmental issues.

More information about Rural Enterprise Assistance Project and its services can be found at www.cfra.org/reap. Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project Women’s Business Center receives funding from the Small Business Administration (SBA Microloan Program and SBA Women’s Business Center), United States Department of Agriculture, Nebraska Business and Innovation Act through the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, United States Department of Treasury, Peter Kiewit Foundation and other sources. Rural Enterprise Assistance Project Women’s Business Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All Small Business Administration funded programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and/or persons with limited English proficiency will be made if requested in advance.


Get the Newsletter