Business Plan Basics offered to entrepreneurs in Cozad

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Nancy Flock, southwest loan specialist,, 308.534.3508; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager,, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

Cozad, Neb. - Existing, transitioning, and startup small business owners have an opportunity to examine their ventures in “Business Plan Basics,” a workshop organized by the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women’s Business Center and Cozad Development Corporation.

Five sessions will be held on Wednesdays starting May 2 to May 30, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Cozad Development Corporation, 121 W. 9th St., Cozad, Nebraska.

The workshop series will focus on marketing, promotion/advertising, financial management, customer relations, and goal setting. REAP uses the Business Plan Basics NxLevel Guide for microentrepreneurs curriculum.

"Planning is key to success in business, and these five hands-on exploratory sessions are designed for those thinking of starting a business, businesses that need a boost, and business owners considering exiting the business," said Monica Braun, REAP Women’s Business Center director. “Sessions will cover important information to complete a business plan.”

The course will be facilitated by Lorre McKeone, who has a background in business, finance, and communication. She is the founder of The Executive Extra, which specializes in customized training and facilitation services tailored to the specific needs of their clients.

To register, visit or Cozad Development Corporation. For more information, contact Nancy Flock at 308.534.3508 or

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