September 2008  Issue No. 26                    REAP HOME PAGE         A publication of the Center for Rural Affairs

Rural Enterprise Reporter
    September 2008      Newsletter
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Tough Economic Times for Small Businesses
This year has been a rough one on many fronts. A struggling economy negatively affects almost everything, including small businesses. We have seen mega increases in fuel costs, consumer goods, etc., and the cost of living continues to rise. For many, simply trying to survive is a major struggle. Add the current credit crisis, with out-of-control individual debt and home foreclosures at an all time high, and financial ruin looms.

REAP Continues to Expand Services to Rural Hispanic People

Over $440,000 Approved in Loans

Second Year of Sustainability Funding for Women's Business Center

REAP Activities: Staff Keep REAP a Service Leader in Rural Microenterprise

Now That's Impressive: REAP Member Activities Wide and Varied

New Initiatives Meet Changing Needs of Rural Entrepreneurs

REAP Organizing in 2007-2008

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