January  2005      Vol. 14, No. 1  REAP HOME PAGE  A publication of the Center for Rural Affairs    
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REAP Online Member Directory Reminder
Join a national marketing campaign for microenterprise just by listing your business

The new online REAP Member Directory is fully operational and is a great benefit for REAP members! The directory serves as a networking tool for REAP members and as a marketing tool for your business.

The REAP Member Directory is linked with national websites for larger exposure. One such site is the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO), which can be viewed at http://www.microenterpriseworks.org/projects/buyme/directory.htm 

AEO launched an initiative entitled Buy ME that is linking microentrepreneurs and microenterprise development programs to a national marketing campaign as well as strengthening local marketing efforts. AEO is the national trade association for programs like REAP.

The Buy ME campaign’s goal is to foster growth of microenterprises by encouraging individuals like you to buy from these businesses as well as to raise the level of awareness of microenterprise development by encouraging nonprofit programs to promote purchasing from microentrepreneurs.

If you have not done so already, please complete the “REAP Member Directory Permission Sheet” and mail it back to us. If you have misplaced the permission sheet, you can download one at http://www.cfra.org/reap/documents/Directory_PermissionSheet.doc or call any REAP staff to receive a hard copy.

Check out the REAP Member Directory. This major benefit is free for REAP members, so we hope you take advantage of it. Please feel free to contact any REAP staff if you have questions or comments. Their numbers are listed on the back page.

 Contact: Jeff Reynolds, REAP Program Director, 402.656.3091 or jeffr@alltel.net .
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