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Friday, January 21, 2005

REAP Small Business Development Courses Offered at Southeast Community College in Beatrice, Nebraska starting January 31, 2005

NEWS from the Center for Rural Affairs

Contact: Glennis McClure, Center for Rural Affairs
Phone: (402) 645-3296

January 20, 2005

REAP Small Business Development Courses Offered at SCC - Beatrice

The Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) and Southeast Community College are teaming up to offer several short-courses focused small business development. On Monday, January 31st, Glennis McClure, REAP Women’s Business Center Director will lead a two hour Small Business Ownership seminar at SCC-Beatrice. This seminar is designed to help anyone understand how to proceed in making your business dream a reality. This is a pre-workshop to REAP’s Business Plan Basics Course that is set to start, March 30th on the Beatrice campus.

In addition, McClure will present a two-night seminar for anyone interested in learning more about marketing concepts for their small business’s products or services. Marketing for Small Business is set to begin on Monday evening, February 21st at SCC – Beatrice.

Then, March 7 - 28, REAP is co-hosting a Basic eCommerce for Small Business Owners at SCC – Beatrice. This four part course is about small businesses making and saving money online. It’s an exploration course about using online resources for e-Commerce and e-Retailing. REAP’s e-Commerce courses are also co-hosted by the University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension in cooperation with the Nebraska Rural Initiative.

Business technical assistance services and a micro-loan program for small businesses are available through REAP. To register for any of the SCC courses, contact Kelly Morgan 402-228-8244 or

For more information about REAP services or Women’s Business Center services call Glennis McClure (402) 645-3296 or


Established in 1973, the Center for Rural Affairs is a private, non-profit organization working to strengthen small businesses, family farms and ranches, and rural communities through action oriented programs addressing social, economic, and environmental issues.

This U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Cooperative Agreement with the Center for Rural Affairs is partially funded by the SBA. SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.


  • At 2:22 PM, Anonymous travis said…

    Barack Obama’s foray into pop psychology, trying to explain why rural Pennsylvanians aren’t warming to him and are asking him to talk more about patriotism, is causing quite the stir in the blogosphere.

    “You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them,” Obama said. “And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

    The complete transcript of these remarks is available at The Page. Reading them in context does not change their meaning.

    Not surprisingly, both Hillary Clinton and John McCain quickly pounced.

    “Barack Obama apparently believes that for Americans less privileged than him, religion is an economic-based and not faith-based condition,” Mark Salter, a senior campaign adviser for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., tells ABC News. “It is hardly news that Senator Obama’s ‘new’ approach to politics is based on the presumption that voters are easily fooled,” Salter continues, “but the arrogance and elitism he shows here is truly astonishing, and very revealing about how he would govern this country.”


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