Free online marketing strategies for small business offered April 13

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

O'Neill, Neb. - A free online marketing strategies workshop for small businesses and entrepreneurs will be offered on Thursday, April 13, 2017, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Holt County Economic Development office, 429 S. Fourth St. in O’Neill.

During this workshop, participants will learn about building online relationships using websites, email marketing and social media. Time will also be given for specific business questions.

“Many small business owners get caught up trying to use social media but then forget the basic necessity of having a broader online presence,” said Monica Braun, Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women’s Business Center director at the Center for Rural Affairs.

Diane Siefkes of Lincoln, Neb., a social media consultant and owner of dkSolutions, will present. Siefkes specializes in demystifying social media and email marketing for small business owners.

“I would definitely recommend this workshop to anyone who has started or is planning to start a business,” commented a past participant. “Last spring, I attended an online marketing and social media workshop that quickly helped me realize just how imperative and beneficial strategic marketing plans are.”

There is no charge for this workshop but pre-registration is requested so organizers have adequate materials. To pre-register, contact Darby Paxton at or 402.336.1504.

Holt County Economic Development, REAP Women’s Business Center, Small Business Administration and GROW Nebraska are sponsors of this event.

Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project Women’s Business Center receives funding from the Small Business Administration, 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. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and/or persons with limited English proficiency will be made if requested in advance. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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