NetWork Kansas is growing an entrepreneurial environment in Kansas by cultivating resources to start and grow small businesses. We are a statewide network of non-profit business-building resources that help entrepreneurs and small business owners startup and grow successful businesses. 

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5 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During April

By NetWork Kansas | May 4, 2017 --- During the month of April, five new businesses received NetWork Kansas funding through the E-Community program. Congratulations!


Hays, Kan. - Hays, KS - The Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) State Championship, featuring high school and middle school students from 29 schools across Kansas, awarded young entrepreneurs with over $11,000 in prize money on Monday at Fort Hays State University. The winner of the state championship and a $5,000 prize was Christian Calliham with CT Feeds. Calliham is in 12th grade at Colby High School. CT Feeds is an operating business that provides nutritious feed and custom-tailored coaching for show livestock in northwest Kansas. 

Students Qualify for Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge State Championship

Wichita, Kan. - Thirty-six business concepts earned the chance to participate at the 2017 YEC State Championship April 24 at Fort Hays State University hosted by NetWork Kansas. These business ideas are represented by 56 students from 29 schools across Kansas. Students won a berth at the state championship by winning a sanctioned YEC-series competition, or by having their executive summary win out in a competitive qualifying round.

11 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During March

By NetWork Kansas | April 4, 2017 --- During the month of March, 11 new businesses received NetWork Kansas funding through the Capital Multiplier, StartUp Kansas and E-Community programs. Congratulations!

Latest Blog Posts

How Do You Attract Entrepreneurs to a Small Town?

Erik Pedersen discusses attracting entrepreneurs to small towns in a SourceLink Best Practices blog post that has been reprinted with permission.
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Growing Rural Businesses Results in Entrepreneurial and Professional Growth

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Amara Kniep shares lessons she learned from Growing Rural Businesses, and how the course spurred entrepreneurial and professional growth.
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Taking Business to the Next Level at Grad DBC

Many E-Communities and E-Community businesses are already familiar with Jon Schallert’s popular Destination Business Boot Camp (DBC), one of our board certified programs. This summer, NetWork Kansas expanded our board certified programs to include an advanced course for graduates of DBC who want to take their business to the next level.
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Grow the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

A local Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge event may be just the key to planting the seeds to grow the next generation of entrepreneurs in your community. Simone Elder offers some best practices to help your event be a success.
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Activity versus Achievement in Wichita’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

The entrepreneurship activity in Wichita is growing at a rapid pace. From pitch competitions to growing attendance at education workshops, from strategy meetings to the creation of new funding opportunities, there is excitement about broadening the spectrum of people able to create companies as the city also works to reclaim its entrepreneurial edge. As momentum gains, it brings to mind this quote by famed basketball coach, John Wooden, “Don’t mistake activity for achievement.” With so much activity, what are we truly trying to achieve?
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Upcoming Events

Online Accounting Software Courses

Location: Overland Park, KS
Starts: Apr 12, 2017 @ 12:01 AM

Online Accounting Software Courses

Location: Overland Park, KS
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Online Accounting Software Courses

Location: Overland Park, KS
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Location: Overland Park, KS
Starts: May 23, 2017 @ 7:30 AM

Blue Ribbon Marketing - Lunch and Learn

Location: Topeka, KS
Starts: May 23, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

Meeting the 3Ms: Learning the Basics of Marketing, Management, and Money

Location: Wichita, KS
Starts: May 23, 2017 @ 3:00 PM

Hodgeman County Ice House - Week 2, Day 1

Location: Jetmore, KS
Starts: May 23, 2017 @ 5:30 PM

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NetWork Kansas is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Kansas that connects aspiring, emerging, and established businesses to a wide network of business-building resource organizations across the state. NetWork Kansas provides small businesses and entrepreneurs with free, easy access to the resources they need to succeed.

NetWork Kansas also works with communities through its Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Partnership to create local, sustainable funding programs as well as creating a virtual network of expertise and educational resources for entrepreneurs at the local level.