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

Growing Rural Businesses Entrepreneurial Certificate Program

Growing Rural Business
By Wichita State University | July 21, 2014 --- The Center for Entrepreneurship's Growing Rural Businesses (GRB) program is a 11-week certificate program that provides practical, applied knowledge customized for the specific needs of rural businesses. Offered throughout the state, sessions cover topics such as market research, vendor relationships, financials, and advertising strategy.

EyeVerify receives a significant investment contribution

By Sean McDowell | July 17, 2014 --- A member of Kansas City’s Startup Village received a major boost Thursday. Owners at EyeVerify announced they’ve received $6 million in financial support from four major investors.

Database: Which Kansas counties are aging, getting younger

By Emily Behlmann | July 16, 2014 --- Most Kansas counties’ populations have grown older since the 2010 Census, though 25 counties have a younger makeup of residents than they did in 2010.

July Update: Kansas Capital Multiplier Funding Programs

By NetWork Kansas | July 15, 2014 --- The Kansas Capital Multiplier funds are part of $13.1 million in State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) funding from the U.S. Treasury. Qualifying businesses are eligible to apply for funding of up to nine percent of the private capital invested.

Latest Blog Posts

KCSourcelink: Steps to Launch - 4 Legal Tasks Every Startup Should Tackle

By Kate Hodel | Jul 21, 2014 --- Starting a business is one of the most exciting things you’ll ever do. But it’s also really scary. However, the way you manage risk early on prevents you from spending your time (and money) putting out future fires.
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Farmers’ Markets For All

By Jamie Hofling | July 18, 2014 --- The air fills with the smell of smoking sausage and scones. People stroll amidst fresh flowers, vine-ripened tomatoes, and aged cheeses, chatting with farmers and artisans.
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Entrepreneurs: Don't Attempt This DIY

By Anne Dewvall | July 16, 2014 --- Unless you are a graphic designer by trade, you should think twice before putting the look of your business in your own hands. You may have fantastic taste or a fervor for Photoshop, but your business is too important to DIY graphic design.
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Spinning Plates

By Kate Hodel | July 10, 2014 --- Entrepreneurs, small business owners, support organization leaders, we have something in common: We are all plate spinners.
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Director’s Dialogue: Letter to Tech Entrepreneurs in Kansas

By Corey Mohn | June 9, 2014 --- Dear Kansas Tech Entrepreneur: In my role as Director of Statewide Programs for NetWork Kansas, I have the privilege of interacting with amazing entrepreneurs like you across Kansas and specifically in the Kansas City metro area. An energized (caffeinated?) subset of folks like you are tech entrepreneurs who are harnessing the power of the Internet to deliver disruptive products and services that benefit consumers and other businesses. I don't have to tell you this: activity around tech has significantly ramped up in the Kansas City area over the past few years, aided by big developments like the creation of a TechStars program at Sprint Accelerator, the Cisco Smart Cities initiative at Think Big Partners, and of course the rollout of ultra-high speed Google Fiber.
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Upcoming Events

Summer Youth Camp - IT / Enterprise Development Project

Location: Topeka, KS
Starts: Jun 03, 2014 @ 6:50 PM

Online Accounting Software Courses

Location: Overland Park, KS
Starts: Jul 16, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Free Small Business Consultations

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Starts: Jul 23, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Understanding Financials Workshop - Marion

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Starts: Jul 23, 2014 @ 2:00 PM

Understanding Your Financial Statements

Location: Marion, KS
Starts: Jul 23, 2014 @ 2:00 PM

Financing Your Small Business

Location: Lenexa, KS
Starts: Jul 23, 2014 @ 4:00 PM

Starting a Business: Success Right from the Start

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Starts: Jul 23, 2014 @ 6:00 PM

Kauffman Sketchbook

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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.