Small business trainings set in Pender

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Kim Preston, Center for Rural Affairs Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women's Business Center interim director,, 402.687.2100 ext. 1008; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager,, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

PENDER, NEBRASKA – Several free workshops are scheduled for local entrepreneurs and business owners in the Pender area. These events are sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs and House Memorial Library.

Each session is limited to 10 attendees, and will take place at House Memorial Library, 220 S. Thurston Ave., in Pender.

  • Basic QuickBooks: Thursday, Aug. 9 and Thursday, Aug. 16, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Advanced QuickBooks: Monday, Aug. 20, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Advanced Excel: Monday, Aug. 27, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

“Accurate recordkeeping can be beneficial to the success of a small business owner’s business,” said Kim Preston, Center for Rural Affairs’ Women’s Business Center interim director. “Recordkeeping can quickly identify past due accounts and help collect those accounts in a more timely manner. That helps cash flow and viability.”

Diann Ballard from db-Consulting, LLC, of Pender, Nebraska, will instruct the course. The use of laptops and software will be provided.

To register, contact Ballard at 402.922.1652 or

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