Women entrepreneurs in Nebraska City have another tool to help them succeed in business.
A new training program, called “Primed for Growth: A Financial Education Program for Women Entrepreneurs,” is now available to help women owners of new and existing businesses navigate the sometimes unfamiliar processes of business and financial planning.
Currently, Nebraska City is one of three locations nationwide that is conducting this training.
Stephanie Shrader, who is leading the classes in Nebraska City, gave a presentation about the training program at the Nebraska City Small Business Incubator Coffee on Feb. 21.
Janelle Moran of the Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) assisted Shrader with her presentation.
Shrader is currently seeking up to eight women-led businesses to participate in the next round of training, which will begin March 14.
Classes will meet for three hours on Tuesday evenings beginning at 5:30 p.m. on the second floor of American National Bank, 920 Central Ave.
Cost for the four sessions will be $40.
Class topics for the next session will include budgeting and financial planning, the financial impact of hiring, credit and capital, and applying for a microloan or loan.
“Most business people know how to run their business,” said Moran, “but they don’t know how to do the numbers.”
To register for the Primed for Growth classes, call Shrader at 402-297-3272 or email her at sshrader@windstream.net.
The new training program is only one of several resources available to business owners in southeast Nebraska.
REAP also offers a Women’s Business Center and a Latino Business Center, while the Nebraska City Area Economic Development Corp. can put new business owners in touch with SCORE volunteers who can also offer business advice.
Call the NCAEDC at 402-873-4293 for more information on the SCORE program.
Finally, the Morton-James Public Library staff has business-related resources available.
Call to make an appointment with one of the library staff members at 402-873-5609.