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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GRANT FUNDS ANNOUNCED FOR BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

By: Anne Dewvall | July 19, 2016 --- The Kauffman Foundation recently awarded NetWork Kansas a grant to facilitate business assistance projects in Kansas. A portion of the grant funds will be utilized to send a select number of second-stage Kansas businesses through the Kansas Economic Gardening program.

6 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During June

By NetWork Kansas | July 6, 2016 --- During the month of June, six new businesses received NetWork Kansas funding through the Capital Multiplier and E-Community programs. Congratulations!

Great Plains Development, Inc. Announces New Loan Application Portal

Great Plains Development, Inc. (GPDI), an SBA Certified Development Company (CDC) and an EDA Economic Development District (EDD) organization, today announced the availability of a loan application portal that will simplify, consolidate, and accelerate its loan application process.

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Leadership Training Energizes Central E-Communities

Leadership Team Performance Training The Leadership Team Performance Training pilot was a success! On Monday, June 27, five E-Communities gathered in McPherson for a full-day training. Don Macke, Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, led a lively workshop filled with thought-provoking discussion points and ideas for participants to take back to their communities.
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2016 E-Community Selection Process Begins

Erik Pedersen, Vice President of Entrepreneurship, announces the opening of the 2016 E-Community Competitive Round.
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2015-2016 YEC Season a Success!

By: Anne Dewvall. As the school year gives way to summer across the state, I am revisiting the past year of youth entrepreneurship at NetWork Kansas. Through our Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) series, E-Communities host local entrepreneurship competitions for students ranging in age from 7th to 12th grade. The 2015-2016 school year marked our third successive year partnering with communities at the local level to organize these events.
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Robert Litan: Seniors can help millennial entrepreneurs

Seniors can help millennial entrepreneurs, an opinion piece by Robert Litan for the Wichita Eagle. The submission is reprinted with permission.
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Robert Litan: NetWork Kansas is boosting entrepreneurs

Robert Litan, a Wichita attorney-economist, shares his thoughts on NetWork Kansas' approach to assisting entrepreneurs.
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Upcoming Events

Online Accounting Software Courses

Location: Overland Park, KS
Starts: Jul 13, 2016 @ 12:01 AM

PCI and GLBA Compliance Training (SBDC)

Location: Overland Park, Kansas
Starts: Jul 27, 2016 @ 1:00 PM

Big Changes for Small Contractors

Location: Overland Park, KS
Starts: Jul 28, 2016 @ 8:30 AM

Lunch and Learn- "Sharpen Your Skills-Make Google Work For You" Part 2

Location: Topeka, Kansas
Starts: Jul 28, 2016 @ 11:30 AM

Delegating with Purpose (SBDC)

Location: Overland Park, Kansas
Starts: Jul 28, 2016 @ 1:00 PM

Starting a Business: Success Right from the Start

Location: Overland Park, KS
Starts: Jul 28, 2016 @ 6:00 PM

Wichita Mini Maker Faire

Location: Wichita, Kansas
Starts: Jul 30, 2016 @ 10:00 AM


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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.