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REAP Newsletter Summer 2014

Exit Planning 101: What Do You Do When It’s Time to Go?
How do small business owners successfully get out of their business when the time comes? There are 9 possible ways to leave a business, and several alternative deal structures that can help the process be successful – even in difficult markets or industries. ... What’s important is that owners understand they have more options than listing with a business broker or planning a liquidation event.

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Huerto Air Vista Grand Opening

This new garden in Columbus, Nebraska, opened in May 2014. It began by volunteers going door to door in the neighborhood, asking if people were interested in a garden. They were, and over the winter, they learned about composting, seeds, and other skills. See the fun and their plans to grow the garden and the community.

The Case for Small Schools

Our Small Schools series of articles began as a response to public statements about the need to eliminate small, rural schools. They said small schools are “inefficient,” and take away too many resources (i.e., public aid to education) from deserving larger schools.

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