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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Entrepreneur Mike Bosch to Speak at 2014 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

By NetWork Kansas | Apr 22, 2014 --- Mike Bosch, serial entrepreneur and small town evangelist, will be the lunch speaker at the 2014 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge in Bird City, Kansas. Bosch, a 2014 Pipeline Fellow, is the founder of Dawn Fiber (soon to be Free State Fiber), a fiber optic Internet service based in Baldwin City, Kansas.

NetWork Kansas, Sprint Foundation partner to  provide $40,000 to Kansas City Startup Village

By KCSV | Apr 21, 2014 --- December 2013, the Sprint Foundation approved a donation to the KCSV in the amount of $20,000. In conjunction with the Sprint donation, NetWork Kansas is providing a $20,000 match. The NetWork Kansas investment is a result of ongoing efforts to support the growth of entrepreneurs that are a part of the KCSV. Corey Mohn, Director of Statewide Programs at NetWork Kansas, commented, “We think components of what we are doing in our 44 Entrepreneurship Communities across Kansas can be duplicated in the KCSV and we are excited to bring these concepts and some financial assets to the ecosystem.”

Kauffman Foundation Research Finds that Grassroots Entrepreneurs Think Locally, Act Locally

By PRWEB | Apr 18, 2014 --- Environmentalists and locavores aren’t the only ones who think and act locally — entrepreneurs do too. That’s according to a new report released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Presenting findings from a survey of participants at the Kansas City 1 Million Cups entrepreneurship program, the report offers lessons for any city trying to build a strong entrepreneurship community.

Devlin talks about success, sale of Rent-A-Center at entrepreneur forum

By Jerry Siebenmark | Apr 16, 2014 Tom Devlin said his son’s struggles with schoolwork led to the sale of Rent-A-Center. That was one of the revelations the 66-year-old entrepreneur and founder of the national rent-to-own chain made on Tuesday to a full lecture hall at the Wichita State University Center for Entrepreneurship Meritrust Entrepreneurship Forum.

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2nd Annual Sherman County E-Fair a Success

By Erik Pedersen | Apr 18, 2014 --- Goodland High School hosted the 2nd Annual Sherman County Entrepreneurship Fair on April 14th, in cooperation with Sherman County Economic Development Director, Michael Solomon.
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The Rawlins County E-Fair: An Entrepreneurial Rainbow

By Anne Dewvall | Apr 16, 2014 --- If variety is the spice of life, then the students assembled at Rawlins County High School in Atwood April X, were zesty indeed. Eleven business teams submitted business plans for entrepreneurial ideas that varied from practical service businesses to a business so high-tech, it’s not even legal yet.
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The Cheylin E-Fair: Simply Successful

By Anne Dewvall | Apr 14, 2014 --- The Cheylin Entrepreneurship Fair has become a tradition in northwest Kansas. It’s a grassroots effort that local community foundation director, Cathy Domsch, has kept going strong for nine years. She and Darci Shields organize the annual event with cooperation from local teachers. This year, fifteen students in 7-12 grade participated in the competition on March 27, entering a total of fourteen businesses. Considering that there are approximately 70 students enrolled in grades 7-12, this event boasts roughly a 20% participation rate.
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Director's Dialogue: 3 Traits of Great Companies

By Corey Mohn | Apr 9, 2014 --- I just finished reading the book "Great by Choice" by Jim Collins and Morten H. Hansen. The authors found that great companies share three key traits that might seem counter-intuitive at first.
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IASourceLink: Top 5 Ways To Be More Efficient As An Entrepreneur

By Matthew Cassady | Apr 08, 2014 --- let's take a few moments and review five techniques which could elevate your overall productivity. Not that these five tips are revolutionary or innovative, but rather solid truths in boosting small business efficiency.
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Upcoming Events

Federal Tax Workshop- Wichita

Location: Wichita, KS
Starts: Apr 23, 2014 @ 1:00 PM

Effective Presentation Skills - FHSU

Location: Hays, KS
Starts: Apr 23, 2014 @ 1:00 PM

IRS Small Business Tax Workshop

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Small Business Tax Workshop

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What Makes You the Most Money- Wichita

Location: Wichita, KS
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Contractors Tax Workshop

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Small Business Tax Workshop

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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.