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:

Advanced Excel Workshop - Bancroft, Neb.
Cost: Free
When: Monday, Dec. 10, 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Bancroft Public Library, 103 East Poplar St., Bancroft, Nebraska 68004
About: We review quick tips and tricks to using Excel; formulas; charting; linking and much more. 
Registration (required by Dec. 8): Bancroft Public Library at 402.648.3350
Hosted by: Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project and Bancroft Public Library

Basic QuickBooks Workshop - Kearney, Neb.
Cost: Free
When: Wednesday, Dec. 12, 4 to 7 p.m.
Where: Economic Development Council of Buffalo County, 1007 2nd Avenue, in Kearney​
About: Small Business Owners can learn to track income and expenses; set up a company file; create customers and vendors; generate reports; and other beneficial Quick Books tips and tricks. Yetzira Cavillo Bermudez will lead the course. Computers will be provided.
Registration (required by Dec. 11): Elizabeth Roetman at Limited to 5 attendees.
Hosted by: Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project and Economic Development Council of Buffalo County​

Social Media - Find Out Why You Should Be Online - Norfolk, Neb.
Cost: Free for top tier members, $25 for others
When: Thursday, Dec. 13, noon to 3 p.m.
Where: Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce, 609 W. Norfolk Avenue, in Norfolk
About: At this lunch and learn, we'll discuss why you should be online. Then, we'll get into the nitty gritty of what being "online" means in regards to business websites, email and social media. Presenter is Diane Siefkes, owner of dkSolutions and an online marketing consultant from Lincoln, Nebraska, who specializes in social media and email marketing for small business owners.
Registration (required by Dec. 11): Jenni Canham at 402.371.4862 or
Hosted by: Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project and Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce

Basic QuickBooks Workshop - Plainview, Neb.
Cost: Free
When: Wednesday, Dec. 19, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Plainview Public Library, 209 N. Pine Street, in Plainview
About: Small business owners will learn how to utilize the software for tracking their income and expenses, set up company files, create customers, vendors, run reports, and utilize the banking features. Diann Ballard will lead the course. Computers will be provided.
Registration (required by Dec. 17): Susan Norris at, or call or text 402.992.2535
Hosted by: Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project and Plainview Economic Development

Related Events:

Thursdays, Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, and 21, noon to 1:30 p.m. New Year, New Business, various locations of the Omaha Library. Registration required, open to the public. Hosted by U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE, and Omaha Public Library.

  • Jan. 3 - Start-Up Business Basics at Milton R. Abrahams Branch, 5111 N. 90th St. Register at 402.444.6284.
  • Jan. 10 - Create a Business Plan at South Omaha Library, 2808 Q St. Register at 402.444.4850. 
  • Jan. 17 - Building a Budget for Your Business, at Benson Branch, 6015 Binney St. Register at 402.444.4846.
  • Jan. 24 - Pricing Goods & Services, at Charles B. Washington Branch, 2868 Ames Ave. Register at 402.444.4849.
  • Jan. 31 - Facebook for Business, at Millard Branch, 13214 Westwood Ln. Register at 402.444.4848.
  • Feb. 7 - Guerilla Marketing, at A.V. Sorensen Branch, 4808 Case St. Register at 402.444.5274.
  • Feb. 14 - Social Media for Business, at W. Clarke Swanson Branch, 9101 W. Dodge Rd. Register at 402.444.4852.
  • Feb. 21 - Federal Contracting, at Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch, 2100 Reading Plz. Register at 402.289.4367.

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.