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:

Computer Basics Four-Part Class (Spanish) - Fremont, Neb.
Cost: Free
When: Tuesday, Oct. 9, Wednesday, Oct. 10, Tuesday, Oct. 16, and Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Keene Memorial Library, 1030 N. Broad St., Fremont, NE 68025
About: Join us for a four-part class to go over the basic use of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office. This class will be offered in Spanish by instructor Abel Rivera.
Registration (required by Oct. 5): Veronica Spindola at veronicas@cfra.org or 402.942.1113
Hosted by: Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project and Keene Memorial Library

Basic QuickBooks Workshop - Crofton, Neb.
Cost: Free
When: two-day course: Monday, Oct. 22 and Monday, Oct. 29, 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: City of Crofton, 1210 W 2nd Street, Crofton, NE 68730
About: Small business owners can learn to track income and expenses; set up a company file; work with customers and vendors; generate reports and other QuickBooks features. Diann Ballard from db-Consulting, LLC, of Pender, Nebraska, will instruct the course. The use of laptops and software will be provided.
Registration (required by Oct. 20): Marla Wortmann, City Clerk – City of Crofton, at 402.388.4766​
Hosted by: Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project and City of Crofton

Basic QuickBooks Workshop - Wayne, Neb.
Cost: Free
When: two-day course: Thursday, Oct. 25 and Thursday, Nov. 1, 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Wayne Public Library, 410 N. Pearl St., Wayne Nebraska 68787
About: Small business owners can learn to track income and expenses; set up a company file; work with customers and vendors; generate reports and other QuickBooks features. Diann Ballard from db-Consulting, LLC, of Pender, Nebraska, will instruct the course. The use of laptops and software will be provided.
Registration (required by Oct. 23): Heather Headley, at Wayne Public Library, at 402.375.3135
Hosted by: Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project and Wayne Public Library

Basic QuickBooks Workshop - Lyons, Neb.
Cost: Free
When: two-day course: Monday, Nov. 5 and Monday, Nov. 12, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Lyons Library, 305 Main St., Lyons, Nebraska 68038
About: Getting started in Quickbooks, setting up vendors and customers, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and bank accounts. The class will be led by Kelly Abrahams, of ASK Bookkeeping. 
Registration (required by Nov. 2): Kelly Abrahams, askbookkeeper@gmail.com or 402.720.7684
Hosted by: Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project and ASK Bookkeeping

Advanced QuickBooks Workshop - Crofton, Neb.
Cost: Free
When: Monday, Nov. 5, 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: City of Crofton, 1210 W 2nd Street, Crofton, NE 68730
About: QuickBooks users will learn to customize templates; filter reports; run payroll; track fixed assets; and set up loans. Diann Ballard from db-Consulting, LLC, of Pender, Nebraska, will instruct the course. The use of laptops and software will be provided.
Registration (required by Nov. 3): Marla Wortmann, City Clerk – City of Crofton, at 402.388.4766​
Hosted by: Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project and City of Crofton

Advanced QuickBooks Workshop - Wayne, Neb.
Cost: Free
When: Thursday, Nov. 8, 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Wayne Public Library, 410 N. Pearl St., Wayne Nebraska 68787
About: QuickBooks users will learn to customize templates; filter reports; run payroll; track fixed assets; and set up loans. Diann Ballard from db-Consulting, LLC, of Pender, Nebraska, will instruct the course. The use of laptops and software will be provided.
Registration (required by Nov. 6): Heather Headley, at Wayne Public Library, at 402.375.3135
Hosted by: Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project and Wayne Public Library

Advanced Excel Workshop - Crofton, Neb.
Cost: Free
When: Monday, Nov. 12, 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: City of Crofton, 1210 W 2nd Street, Crofton, NE 68730
About: Users will get a better understanding of formulas; quick tips and tricks to be more efficient; link cells; group worksheets; and much more. Diann Ballard from db-Consulting, LLC, of Pender, Nebraska, will instruct the course. The use of laptops and software will be provided.
Registration (required by Nov. 10): Marla Wortmann, City Clerk – City of Crofton, at 402.388.4766​
Hosted by: Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project and City of Crofton

Advanced Excel Workshop - Wayne, Neb.
Cost: Free
When: Thursday, Nov. 15, 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Wayne Public Library, 410 N. Pearl St., Wayne Nebraska 68787
About: Users will get a better understanding of formulas; quick tips and tricks to be more efficient; link cells; group worksheets; and much more. Diann Ballard from db-Consulting, LLC, of Pender, Nebraska, will instruct the course. The use of laptops and software will be provided.
Registration (required by Nov. 13): Heather Headley, at Wayne Public Library, at 402.375.3135
Hosted by: Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project and Wayne Public Library

Basic QuickBooks Workshop - Bancroft, Neb.
Cost: Free
When: two-day course: Monday, Nov. 19 and Monday, Nov. 26, 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Bancroft Public Library, 103 East Poplar St., Bancroft, Nebraska 68004
About: Small Business Owners should attend both sessions to 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. 
Registration (required by Nov. 17): Bancroft Public Library at 402.648.3350
Hosted by: Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project and Bancroft Public Library

Advanced QuickBooks Workshop - Bancroft, Neb.
Cost: Free
When: Monday, Dec. 3, 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Bancroft Public Library, 103 East Poplar St., Bancroft, Nebraska 68004
About: We learn to filter reports / customize templates / run payroll / work with loans and fixed assets and much more.
Registration (required by Dec. 1): Bancroft Public Library at 402.648.3350
Hosted by: Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project and Bancroft Public Library

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

Related Events:

Wednesday, Oct. 24​, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., "Trademarks: Putting the ® in Startup" at Southeast Community College Entrepreneurship Center, 285 South 68th Street Place, Lincoln, Nebraska. Student attorneys from the UNL Weibling Entrepreneurship Clinic will discuss the basic steps of filing a trademark application, legal and financial benefits of trademarks, and ways to overcome hurdles throughout the registration process. Check out the Facebook event here. Space is limited. RSVP here.

Thursday, Oct. 25, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Social Enterprise & Your Startup: The Legal Basics of Disrupting While Doing Good, at The Foundry, 214 14th St., Lincoln, Nebraska. Learn more about legal structures for social enterprises, associated benefits and legal obligations, and whether forming a social enterprise is right for your startup. Free lunch provided by our generous sponsor Baylor Evnen, LLP. For attorneys, we are working to certify this session 1 hour of CLE credit. Check out the Facebook event here. Space is limited. RSVP by Oct. 23 for a free lunch.

Wednesdays, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, noon to 1:30 p.m. Veteran Small Business Series, at Bellevue University, Military Veteran Service Center, 2108 Harvell Drive, Bellevue, Nebraska 68005. Registration required, open to the public. Hosted by U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE, and Nebraska Business Development Center.

  • Nov. 7 - Veteran Small Business Resources. From free start-up assistance to getting into franchising, this workshop covers all kinds of resources, including those specific to veterans. Register here.
  • Nov. 14 - Basic Business Economics. What's a break-even point? How do you price your goods and services? This workshop covers the basics. Register here.
  • Nov. 21 - Federal Contracting. Learn about how and why to get into federal contracting, what set-asides your small business may qualify for, and where to go to get free assistance. Register here.
  • Nov. 28 - Business Incorporation & Registration. If you are looking to start a small business, this workshop is the place to start. We'll cover the basics of business incorporation and how to register your business. Register here.

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.