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. 

Latest News

Nine Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During August

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By NetWork Kansas | September 18, 2014 --- During the month of August, nine businesses received NetWork Kansas funding through the Kansas Capital Multiplier Funds and E-Community Partnership. Congratulations!

New Resource Partner Added: Blue Valley CAPS

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By NetWork Kansas | September 17, 2014 --- NetWork Kansas' statewide network of resources is growing! Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) has joined us as our 504th resource partner offering business-building services to Kansas entrepreneurs.

Wichita middle schools to receive 3D printers

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By Roy Wenzl | September 12, 2014 --- Chlumsky is about to help put 3D printers in all 18 of Wichita’s middle schools this school year – a dramatic leap forward for Wichita kids, he said. 3D printers can quickly replicate real objects the way paper printers reproduce documents. They can make tools, toys, car parts and even 3D cake toppers out of sugar.

2014 Project 17 Southeast Kansas Unconference 10/16

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By NetWork Kansas | September 08, 2014 --- Project 17 is proud to present the inaugural Southeast Kansas Unconference on Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Unconference will offer an opportunity for everyone involved with different aspects of Project 17 to come together and discuss whatever topics they feel are pertinent to continuing to progress and make positive changes in the 17-county project region.

Latest Blog Posts


Links to Like – September 2014

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By NetWork Kansas | September 19, 2014 --- There are so many things going on in the world of entrepreneurship that it’s impossible for us to share it all with you on our blog or in our news articles. Here are a few things we’re enjoying on the web this month.
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How to Start a Farmers’ Market

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By Jamie Hofling | September 18, 2014 --- We’ve discussed how the community benefits from a local farmers’ market and showcased several Kansas markets. If you’ve been persuaded and want to consider one in your area this blog shares a brief summary of preliminary steps and resources available to help guide you through the conceptual stage.
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IASourceLink: Why You Should Know About Fair Use

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By Valyn Reinig | September 04, 2014 --- Small business owners have a lot on their plates. Between meetings, scheduling, budgets, traveling and working all week, checking to make sure there are no copyright restrictions on the images used in promotional materials, might not be on their radar. It’s just as important though, and here’s why. Copyright laws can be confusing, but they’re put in place to protect the rights of the creator. What gets tricky is that the line between the creator’s rights and public’s interest can be pretty grey. Understanding the basics of copyright laws and Fair Use can help you stay in the clear and avoid getting heavily fined for using someone else’s work.
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When E-mail Isn’t Enough

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By Anne Dewvall | September 03, 2014 --- In today’s world, it’s important to be fluent in virtual communication. From e-mail to instant messages, social media to webinars, there are dozens of ways to stay in touch with coworkers and clients across the globe. But there are times when a face-to-face interaction isn’t just a bonus; it’s necessary.
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AKSourceLink: Tips for a Great Exhibit Booth Using the Five Senses

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By Lisa Wedin | August 25, 2014 --- If you are selling or promoting your product at booths in craft fairs, art shows, or other venues it is important to have a compelling display. Look on Pinterest, Flickr or other photo sharing services and you will find hundreds of photos of fabulous booths to inspire you. There a variety of ways to improve your booth. As you plan for your booth you want to keep in mind the five senses.
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Upcoming Events

Kansas SBDC Online Classes

Location: any city, any state
Starts: Jan 01, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

FastTrac New Venture- An Entrepreneurial Education Course

Location: Topeka, KS
Starts: Aug 25, 2014 @ 5:30 PM

Who Owns the Ice House

Location: Topeka, Kansas
Starts: Sep 23, 2014 @ 5:30 PM

Steps to Startup Workshop

Location: Liberal, KS
Starts: Sep 23, 2014 @ 6:00 PM

KSBDC Small Business Consultant Appointments Available - Marion

Location: Marion, KS
Starts: Sep 24, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Small Business FREE Consultations

Location: Marion, KS
Starts: Sep 24, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Free Business Start-Up Workshop - Marion

Location: Marion, KS
Starts: Sep 24, 2014 @ 2:00 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.