Online marketing workshop set for Jan. 29 in West Point

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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

West Point, Neb. - Small business owners are invited to learn about online marketing tools in an interactive setting during an upcoming workshop, “Online Marketing Strategies.” This free event is organized by the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women’s Business Center in collaboration with Cuming County Economic Development, Inc. and Louis and Abby Faye Dinklage.

This session will be held Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Nielsen Community Center, 200 Anna Stalp Ave., in West Point, Nebraska.

The workshop will focus on building online relationships using websites, email marketing, and social media, including Facebook and Twitter.

“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, REAP Women’s Business Center director. “Eighty-one percent of shoppers conduct online searches before buying. This session will help potential clients see only the best of your business in those searches.”

Diane Siefkes, owner of dkSolutions, and an online marketing consultant from Lincoln, Nebraska, will present the session. Siefkes specializes in demystifying social media and email marketing for small business owners.

Pre-registration is required. Contact Kelly Gentrup at 402.372.6001, or

Visit for more information. Center for Rural Affairs’ REAP provides business training, technical assistance, microloans, and networking to small businesses in Nebraska.