Small business trainings set in Pender

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Anna Pratt, Center for Rural Affairs Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women's Business Center director,, 402.687.2100 ext. 1024; 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: Wednesday, Aug. 14, and Wednesday, Aug. 21, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Advanced QuickBooks: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Advanced Excel: Wednesday, Sept. 4, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

“There is always something new to learn about QuickBooks and Excel,” said Anna Pratt, Center for Rural Affairs’ Women’s Business Center Director. “These classes will provide attendees with skills necessary to maintain accurate records of business financials, a crucial component of sound business management.” 

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 Ann Bachman at 402.385.2521.

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