SEMINARS TEACH NEW SKILLS
Check out the new hour-long business seminars available
over the Internet. The series is called NuSkills, and
you can participate right from your office computer.
The University of Nebraska is sponsoring an
eight-part series of seminars online called Running a
David Business in a Goliath Economy. The second seminar,
subtitled Carve out a Niche was held on September 30.
The third class follows October 17, subtitled Focus on
Your Own Excellence. The series concludes January 27.
http://nuskillsevents.webex.com to see all upcoming
sessions in the series. Each session costs $29, and you
must pre-register. Never experienced an online seminar?
Donít worry. If you know how to turn on your computer
and click on a link to a website, you have the skills to
attend the NU Skills seminar.
REAP hopes to cooperate with the university and
NuSkills to bring some additional training opportunities
to members using this web-based instructional
NEW ASSOCIATIONS FORMING
Several communities in Southeast Nebraska are in the
process of forming REAP Associations. Community
informational meetings have been or will be held in
Butler County, Hebron, and Plattsmouth.
Various organizations have been instrumental in
promoting the small business associations: Chambers of
Commerce, Economic Development Alliances, City Offices,
and the Lied Mainstreet Program, to name some of them.
This collaboration of organizations bears out one of
the points identified at the recent
Rural Institute that we need
to move from an independent culture to an interdependent
culture. If we network, support each other, and work together,
we can build and maintain vital communities. We can look
to the future and create a desired one versus dwelling
in the past and what used to be.
Contact: Monica Braun,
Southeast REAP Business Specialist at