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.

If you represent a community group - such as a chamber of commerce, economic development agency, library, etc. - and are looking to host an event in your community, contact our Women's Business Center at


Starting March 16, all in-person Center for Rural Affairs events are postponed to prevent spread of the coronavirus. We have moved several events online, those are listed below.

Office Hours:

POSTPONED - 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 to set up an appointment.

REAP Activities:

ONLINE - Academia de Restaurante (Spanish)
Cost: Free
When: Mondays, June 1, 8, 15, and 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Online
About: Through this online, multi-day academy, learn the basics of starting and managing restaurants, about profits and losses, as well as the importance of inventories, and responsibilities of the health code.​
Registration (required by May 29): Sign up here
Questions: Contact Raúl Arcos Hawkins at 308.833.0260 or
Hosted by: Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project

ONLINE - Academia de Marketing​​ (Spanish)
Cost: Free
When: Wednesdays, June 3, 10, 17, 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Online
About: This series will teach participants the basics of Facebook business pages, how to post, share your posts on community pages, drive posts, and how to use Facebook Live. Attendees will gain the ability to create their own promotions using Canva as well as gain the knowledge to market their business successfully.
Questions: Contact Raúl Arcos Hawkins at 308.833.0260 or
Registration (required by May 25): Sign up here
Hosted by: Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project

ONLINE - Using Video in Marketing
Cost: $99, payable to Southeast Community College
When: Mondays, June 9, 16, and 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Online; Participants will need to have access to the internet either through a computer or a phone.
About: Whether you're a new business owner or a veteran, this workshop will give you the knowledge and confidence to market your business through video. This class will introduce participants to the elements of using videos in marketing as well as how video can impact their business, website, or brand. Topics include the importance of knowing your audience, developing a budget for videos, storyboarding, and so much more. Instructed by Matt Sherman from Three Pillars Media, in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Registration (required by June 2): Contact Holly Carr at 402.323.3396 or RSVP as soon as you can, there is a 10-person limit to this class. If there is enough interest, more classes can be scheduled.​
Hosted by: Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project and Southeast Community College

ONLINE - Planeación Estratégica en tiempos de COVID (Spanish)
When: Tuesdays, June 9, 16, 23, and Thursdays, June 11,18, 25, from 9 to 11 a.m.
Where: Online
About: This workshop will teach attendees strategic planning during and after a crisis. The classes will focus on the current crisis at hand, COVID-19, as well as the possibility of similar events in the future. Instructed by Rodrigo Gamboa, Planeación Estratégica is offered in Spanish.
Registration (required by June 9): Contact Rodrigo Gamboa at or 308.380.5378
Hosted by: Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project

Related Events:

No events are planned at this time.

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. 

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