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.

REAP Activities:

Online Marketing Strategies - West Point, Neb.
Cost: Free!
When: Monday, Jan. 29, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Nielsen Community Center, 200 Anna Stalp Ave., West Point, NE 68788
About: During this free session, we’ll discuss building your online relationships using websites, email marketing, and social media. We've blocked out time to answer your business specific questions. If you want to learn more about Facebook, Twitter, and other online marketing tools, this interactive session is for you! Presented by Diane Siefkes, social media consultant. 
Registration (required): Kelly Gentrup at or 402.372.6001
Sponsored by: Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women's Business Center, Cuming County Economic Development, Inc., and Louis and Abby Fay Dinklage

Related Events:

Friday, Jan. 19 to Saturday, Jan. 20“Biz Launch Weekend,” McCook, Nebraska. Turn your business idea into your business venture. The event is free and open to residents of Chase, Dundy, Frontier, Hitchcock, Hayes, Red Willow, and Furnas counties in southwest Nebraska. Nancy Flock, southwest loan specialist with Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project, will teach a short session on financing. Dena Beck, senior project leader and south central loan specialist with Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project, will serve as a business mentor. Registration is required and is due Jan. 12. To register, call 308.345.8124 or email For more information, check out our events page.

Saturday, Jan. 20“Recipe to Reality” seminar, University of Nebraska Food Processing Center, 1901 North 21st Street, #228, Lincoln, Nebraska. The University of Nebraska Food Processing Center is offering a one-day seminar for all individuals interested in exploring the idea of starting a food manufacturing business. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. The registration deadline is Jan. 5, 2018. Contact Jill Gifford at 402.472.2819 or for an information packet.

Thursday, March 15, "MarkeTech Conference," at the Younes Center in Kearney, Nebraska. Featuring Instagram guru Jenn Herman from San Diego. Registration will open Jan. 1, 2018, at this link. Presented by GROW Nebraska.

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!


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.