Business owners, entrepreneurs invited to free consultations

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

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA – Free one-on-one small business consultations are available by appointment on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Kim Preston, Women’s Business Center director with the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project, will be available at the Lincoln Community Foundation Building, 215 Centennial Mall S #100, in Lincoln. In 2018, appointment dates are Oct. 23, Nov. 13 and 27, and Dec. 11.

Center for Rural Affairs provides business training, technical assistance, microloans, and networking to small businesses in Nebraska. The program is designed to assist businesses with 10 or fewer employees, self-employed, full-time, part-time, home-based, startup, and store-front businesses.

The Center for Rural Affairs also participates with the Alice Integrity Loan Fund, founded by Alice Dittman of Lincoln. These small business loans are available to businesses located in Butler, Cass, Colfax, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Lancaster, Otoe, Platte, Saline, Saunders, and Seward counties.

Appointments are required by contacting Preston at 402.687.2100 ext. 1008 or by calling 402.477.0015.

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