REAP and Women's Business Center Training Events Calendar

The REAP Women's Business Center hosts various workshops including marketing workshops, business plan workshops, social media workshops, and more. This page is updated frequently so check back for updates.

Office Hours:

West Point, Nebraska
Third Thursday of each month - Lori Schrader, loan specialist, will be available at the West Point Chamber of Commerce, 200 Anna Stalp Ave., West Point, Nebraska, from 2 to 4 p.m. Contact Schrader at 402.687.2100 ext. 1026 or loris@cfra.org to set up an appointment.

REAP Activities:

Online Marketing Strategies - Nebraska City, Neb. (and via distance learning)
Cost: $39 payable to Southeast Community College
When: Tuesday, May 21, 2 to 5 p.m.
Where: Southeast Community College Learning Center, 819 Central Ave., Nebraska City; and via distance learning technology from Nebraska City to Falls City, Plattsmouth, Wahoo, and Hebron.
About: Many small business owners get caught up trying to use social media but then forget the basic necessity of having a broader online presence. 81 percent of shoppers conduct online searches before buying. What will your potential clients find out about you? During this session, we’ll discuss building your online relationships using websites, email marketing, and social media. If you want to learn more about Facebook, Twitter, and other online marketing tools, this interactive session is for you. Diane Siefkes will instruct the course.
Registration (required): Cindy Meyer at 402.323.3636 or cmeyer@southeast.edu
Hosted by: Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project and Southeast Community College

Prepará​ndome Para Inciciar Una Guardería - Crete, Neb. (en Español)
Costo:
 Gratis
Fecha: Miércoles, 26 de Junio, 2019, 6 a 7:30 p.m.
Lugar: UCC Church, 440 E 12th Street, Crete, NE 68333
Sesión: ¿Ha pensado en abrir un centro de cuidado infantil y no sabe cómo comenzar? Mis amistades me piden que cuide a sus hijos. ¿Necesito obtener licencia? ¿Qué otros requisitos debo cumplir para abrir una guardería? ¿Dónde puedo conseguir más información? Este taller educativo​ puede ayudar a contestar algunas preguntas sobre el cuidado de niños.
Inscribirse (Se require inscribirse antes del 24 de Junio): Nancy Tellez al 402.826.6405, nancy.tellez@crete.ne.gov o Mabel Alarcon-Craven al 402.598.2731, mabelcraven@cox.net.
Patrocinar: Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project and City of Crete​

Online Marketing Strategies - Nebraska City, Neb.
Cost: $39 payable to Southeast Community College
When: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2 to 5 p.m.
Where: Southeast Community College Learning Center, 819 Central Ave., Nebraska City
About: Understand the importance of an online presence and the various tools that can be used to achieve that. Diane Siefkes will instruct the course.
Registration (required): Cindy Meyer at 402.323.3636 or cmeyer@southeast.edu; registration is limited to 16 individuals
Hosted by: Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project and Southeast Community College

Related Events:

"Winning Federal Contracts for Your Small Business," Thursday, May 16, 8:30 a.m., Small Business Administration (SBA) Nebraska District Office, 10675 Bedford Ave., Suite 100, Omaha, NE 68134. Free. This overview of selling to local, state and federal governments will help you decide if this is a good target market for your small business. Learn from the experts: the steps you need to take to get started in government contracting, where and how to find bidding opportunities on the Internet, how to utilize the Federal Business Opportunities website, how to register your business in the System for Award Management (SAM) and the Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS), how to market your business to the government and large prime contractors, and what certifications your business may be eligible for. Hosted by the Small Business Administration. Click here to register.

"Understanding SBA Certifications - 8a, HUBZone and the ED/WOSB Programs," May 29, 9:30 a.m., Small Business Administration (SBA) Nebraska District Office, 10675 Bedford Ave., Suite 100, Omaha, NE 68134. Free. You will learn: the basics of federal government contracting, what are the SBA Certifications and do I qualify, how to look for federal contracting opportunities using those certifications, and how to apply. Hosted by the Small Business Administration. Click here to register.

At Your Convenience:  

Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights, an SBA webinar. What is intellectual property and how do you protect your ideas? This course gives an overview and explains how and why to protect your intellectual property. (30 minutes)

Government Contracting Classroom, a 3-part SBA course. Did you know the federal government buys nearly $100 billion worth of goods and services from small businesses each year? Government contracts can offer opportunities. But selling to the government requires a different approach.

REAP Online Training Classes, a varied slate of courses to fit your small business learning needs!

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The REAP Women's Business Center (WBC) is a program funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All SBA Programs and Services are open to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities and/or persons with limited English proficiency (LEP) will be made if requested in advance.