Entrepreneur & Community Coaching Network – Center for Rural Affairs

We are unapologetically rural. We stand up for the small family farmer and rancher, new business owner, and rural communities. For more than 45 years, we’ve been a leading force engaging people to build a better rural future. We live this work. Welcome to our rural revolution.


Join the Entrepreneurship & Community Coaching Network that works for rural Nebraska communities and builds upon their strengths.

Led by the Center for Rural Affairs, this network is for aspiring and existing small businesses, as well as community organizations supporting small businesses, who may also engage with BIPOC or immigrant communities.

If you are a part of an organization and community that would like to increase your business and leadership savvy to engage with more diverse members of your community in more meaningful ways, we provide coaching.

Together, we will focus on:

  • Conversations as a starting point to see how we can most effectively support businesses and organizations.

  • Clearing out any clutter, confusion, or stress and the most important needs first.

  • Meeting small businesses where they are at, learning where they most need support, and designing goals that fit their own unique needs and interests.

  • Working with communities to design and meet community-specific needs. Both emerging and established businesses and community leaders are invited to apply.

  • Connecting both community organizations and small businesses to timely, relevant tools, training, resources, or mentors that will aid in successfully meeting goals or needs.

Services Provided


  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring
Primary Contact
Sandra Renner
145 Main Street
PO Box 136
Lyons, NE 68038
(402) 687-2100 Ext: 1009