Online Marketing Strategies offered to entrepreneurs in Stromsburg

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Kim Preston, Center for Rural Affairs Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women's Business Center director,, 402.687.2100 ext. 1008; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager,, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

STROMSBURG, NEBRASKA – Small business owners are invited to learn about online marketing tools in an interactive setting during “Online Marketing Strategies,” a free workshop organized by the Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) and Stromsburg Chamber of Commerce.

This session will be held Tuesday, May 14, 5 to 8 p.m., at Stromsburg Public Library, 320 Central St., in Stromsburg.

The workshop will focus on building online relationships using websites, email marketing, and social media, including Facebook and Twitter.

“Many small business owners get caught up trying to use social media, but then forget the basic necessity of having a broader online presence," said Kim Preston, REAP Women’s Business Center director. “Eighty-one percent of shoppers conduct online searches before buying. What will your potential clients find out about you?”

Diane Siefkes, owner of dkSolutions, and an online marketing consultant from Lincoln, Nebraska, will present the course. Siefkes specializes in demystifying social media and email marketing for small business owners.

Registration is required by May 7. Contact Monica Tidyman at 402.764.7681 or

Visit for more information. Center for Rural Affairs’ REAP provides business training, technical assistance, microloans, and networking to small businesses in Nebraska.