Living with Purpose and Meaning: Megatrend Influencing Rural Areas

The Living with Purpose and Meaning megatrend will continue to grow as the global population increases and places more demands on the planet’s limited natural resources. What does this mean for rural entrepreneurs? They may be able to grow by connecting to people through purpose and meaning. Technology may be one way future-focused entrepreneurs can holistically add more purpose and meaning to the lives of both clients and employees. Check out this video and our “Become a Future-Focused Leader: Use Three Megatrends to Grow Your Rural Business” coaching guide ( to learn more! Need additional business assistance and ideas? Download our article on “How to Grow Your Rural Business with Purpose and Meaning” by clicking on:

National Small Business Week – May 4 thru 8, 2015

Don’t miss out!  Celebrate Small Business Week by supporting your local rural small business owners!  Tell them how much you enjoy their services!

Small Business Administration has some thoughts about how we can show our love!

Effective Networking: A Key Success Factor for Small Business Owners

Effective Networking: A Key Success Factor for Small Business Owners.

Stand out from the Competition with Marketing!

Have you really thought about your marketing plan?  Do you think spending all this time in the online world is wasteful?  Then you need to check out the video on Stand Out From the Competition with Marketing!

Glenn Muske, small business specialist for North Dakota State University Extension shared tips and tricks to get you started to a successful creating a marketing plan –

2014 Nebraska Rural Poll, “Earning a Living in Nonmetropolitan Nebraska”

While wage and salary jobs make up about 80 percent of all Nebraska jobs, they are being steadily replaced by self-employment. This is especially true in nonmetropolitan counties. Given this, what types of jobs do rural Nebraskans have? How many rural Nebraskans derive income from self-employment? What motivates rural Nebraskans’ decision to be employed?

This paper provides a detailed analysis of these questions. The complete report can be found at

Friday 15 Live Chat – December 5 – 11:15 a.m. CT

What a great opportunity to learn about a business model that might work for you!

A fun coding activity!

The 2014 National Christmas Tree will be lighted Dec. 4, in a ceremony outside the White House. The big tree is surrounded by smaller trees — state trees.

This year, those trees will feature animated light patterns created on Google’s Made with Code website. Made with Code is Google’s initiative to encourage more girls to learn coding and to help them see coding and technology as a means to achieve their dreams, but anyone can code a pattern onto a tree by visiting the Made with Code site and clicking on “Code the Holidays.”

Here is to the girls who want to make a difference in the coding world!