Resources for Entrepreneurs

In addition to the resources described under Business Incentives, it is worth making particular note of the Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP), whose umbrella organization is the Center for Rural Affairs. Many valuable resources are available on REAP’s website, including business planning tips and worksheets, and REAP’s loan specialists are eager to talk to you about making your business ideas a reality.

Importance of Rural Entrepreneurship:

  • 65% of job growth in Nebraska comes from our small businesses.
  • Over 90% of businesses in rural counties are microenterprise (5 or fewer employees).


Nance County’s director of economic development assists entrepreneurs in completing their business plans by providing help with research, composition, and contacts. This service is free of charge and we encourage anyone interested in starting or expanding a business to utilize this service.

Budding entrepreneurs should understand that there are people and organizations committed to helping them reach their goals:

Available Planning Resources:


Potential Capital Resources:
(Most often, a combination of several of these resources will collaborate to bring you the financing you need.)


Training/Technical Assistance Resources:


If you have questions about any of the above, please contact Nance County’s director of economic development.