Existing, transitioning, and startup small business owners and managers have an opportunity to examine their ventures in “Business Plan Basics,” a workshop organized by the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women’s Business Center.

Five sessions will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Thursdays, Feb. 22, March 1, 8 and 22, and April 5 at Holt County Economic Development at 429 S. 4th St. in O’Neill.

The workshop series will focus on marketing, advertising/promotion, goal setting, customer relations and financial management.

"Planning is key to success in business, and these five hands-on exploratory sessions are designed for those thinking of starting a business, businesses that need a boost, and business owners considering exiting the business," said Monica Braun, REAP Women’s Business Center director. “Sessions will cover important information to complete a business plan.”

The course will be facilitated by Judy Petersen, executive director of the Central Nebraska Economic Development District.

There is a $79 registration fee which includes course materials. Scholarships available for those who qualify

To register contact Darby Paxton at 402-336-1504 or info@growholt.com.

Visit cfra.org/events for more information. Center for Rural Affairs’ REAP provides business training, technical assistance, microloans and networking to small businesses in Nebraska.

In cooperation with the Center for Rural Affairs, this course is sponsored by Central Nebraska Economic Development District and Holt County Economic Development.

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