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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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!

Youth Entrepreneurship Series Recap - 2016-2017

NetWork Kansas concluded the local-level of the 2016-2017 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series on March 22 with a record twenty-one community entrepreneurship competitions. The YEC Series consists of local-level youth entrepreneurship competitions hosted by volunteers. The goal of the competition is to expose Kansas middle school and high school students to entrepreneurship and to give students hands-on experience thinking entrepreneurially. Twenty-one local events in Kansas cities and counties will culminate in a state championship hosted at Fort Hays State University on April 24, 2017.

Independence Community College to host Ice House Entrepreneurship Program facilitator training

Independence, KS – This facilitator training event is organized by the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative and hosted by Independence Community College. The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is an experiential, problem-based learning program designed to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset.

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

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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

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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: Mar 15, 2017 @ 12:01 AM

Online Accounting Software Courses

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

GAME

Location: Overland Park, KS
Starts: Apr 25, 2017 @ 7:30 AM

State Tax Workshop for Contractors

Location: Wichita, KS
Starts: Apr 25, 2017 @ 9:00 AM

Avoiding the Top Tax Mistakes Small Businesses Make

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Starts: Apr 25, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

IRS Small Business Tax Workshop

Location: Overland Park, KS
Starts: Apr 25, 2017 @ 1:00 PM

State Tax Workshop

Location: Wichita, KS
Starts: Apr 25, 2017 @ 1:00 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.