Power of Business – Friday 15 – recorded!

Did you miss the conversation with Hudson Valley Distillery?  You can still listen – it is a great story about passion and using local resources!   These guys are capturing what is happening in their community and turning it into a destination place!

You can listen to the interview at http://powerofbusiness.net/friday-15/hudson-valley-distillery/

Friday 15 – October 3 – Starting a Business together!

Friday 15 - First Friday of every month

Thomas Yozzo and Chris Moyer met in college and became lifelong friends.   The two friends for many years discussed ideas for starting a business together. Finally, they decided upon starting a distillery in the Hudson Valley Region of New York State.   In March of 2014, Hudson Valley Distillery opened its doors and started to sell spirits produced on the farm.   Tom and Chris will share how they started their business and what some of their immediate plans are for the business.

Register for the October Friday 15 to get a reminder of the start time! 

Did you miss September’s Friday 15 Live Chat? Don’t Worry!

If you missed the Power of Business Friday 15 Live Chat on September 5 – you can still watch it!  What a great interview with Beth Kennett, Liberty Hill Farms in Vermont.  Beth really knows how to attract and keep customers and isn’t afraid to tell her story!  You can watch the interview on http://www.youtube.com/user/PowerofBusiness.  (If you subscribe to the youtube channel – you will get the latest videos uploaded)

Also – if you like the Power of Business Google page – entitled E2E share – https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115678012404784987089 – you will get up to date information from the Extension faculty from around the country!  Sharing information that is important to you as a business owner is what we do and we want to share it in a way that is useful!  So be part of the community who really cares about small rural businesses!

We also have a blog with more information – http://powerofbusiness.net


2014 Nebraska Rural Poll

Nebraska farm income decreased in 2013 compared to the previous year. However, Nebraska’s per capita income has been above the national average since 2011. Given the challenges and uncertainties of recent years, how do rural Nebraskans feel about their community? Are they satisfied with the services provided by their community? Are they planning to move from their community in the next year? How do rural Nebraskans believe they are doing and how do they view their future? How satisfied are they with various items that influence their well-being? Have these views changed over the past nineteen years? This paper provides a detailed analysis of these questions.


Click here for access to the 2014 Nebraska Rural Poll -http://ruralpoll.unl.edu/report14

August 1st Friday 15 – Live chat is now on youtube

Did you miss the Friday 15 live chat?  You can now watch it at https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerofBusiness – John Marquis, Ogallala Bay Rum – shared his success story about creating a product line to selling wholesale!

John first started selling on eBay and now has his own website plus listens to his customers on blogs and chat rooms!  He is amazed that people actually share his product and tell how much they like it!

He attributes that to great customer service – I contribute it to John!

Check out John’s business at http://ogallalabayrum.com/

Mark Your Calendar – Friday 15 Power of Business Live Chat

Entering the World of Retail and Wholesale!

Mark your calendars – Friday August 1 for 15 minutes!

12:15 p.m. ET/11:15 a.m. CT/10:15 a.m. MT
John Marquis was on a mission of creating a men’s shaving lotion, after he created the perfect combination, he started Ogallala Bay Rum by selling on eBay!Soon John discovered he was in the world of retail and wholesale!

John will share what he learned about marketing and selling!  To learn more about Ogallalg Bay Rum go to - http://www.ogallalabayrum.com/​​

To register and make sure you receive information on how to connect to the Friday 15 live chat – click here https://go.unl.edu/friday15registration

4-Her’s Helping 4-Her’s impacted by recent storms in NE

Trying to get the word out about an opportunity for you to help out friends and families in Nebraska!  Over the past several weeks many of our communities have been hit hard by destroying storms!

The Nebraska 4-H Foundation has begun a campaign for 4-Her’s helping 4-Her’s to learn how you can help more information is located on the Nebraska 4-H Foundation website –  http://ne4hfoundation.org/2014/06/4-hers-helping-4-hers/