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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Center for Rural Affairs REAP Basic Business Development Class Starting in Crawford!

-- from the desk of Jerry Terwilliger, REAP Business Specialist
Center for Rural Affairs

March 21, 2005

Dream of starting your own business? The Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) offers a four week course designed to get you on the road to small business success!

Starting April 4th in Crawford, Nebraska, the seminar covers the important things you should know to make your business dream a reality. REAP’s Business Plan Basics Course has helped hundreds of Nebraskans start their own business, according to REAP Business Specialist Jerry Terwilliger.

This four part course runs three hours each Monday night for four weeks.
The classes will be held at the Legend Buttes Health Resources Technology Room, at 11 Paddock Street in Crawford, Nebraska.
Registration contacts for the class are Myrna Betson at 308-665-2343, or Dixie Lees at 308-667-2754.

REAP offers business technical assistance services and a micro-loan program for small businesses. For more information about REAP services call Jerry Terwilliger, (308) 247-9926 or email him at Also visit our website at

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.


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