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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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.

March Update: StartUp Kansas and E-Community Funding Programs

By NetWork Kansas | Apr 15, 2014 --- NetWork Kansas has provided $9.8 million in funding to businesses in Kansas through the E-Community and StartUp Kansas programs and helped create or retain 902 full-time jobs and 784 part-time jobs since 2007.

March Update: Kansas Capital Multiplier Program

By NetWork Kansas | Apr 14, 2014 --- As of March 31, 2014, NetWork Kansas has awarded 50 businesses with more than $7.9 million through the Kansas Capital Multiplier Funds. These funds have leveraged more than $142 million in additional capital.

Latest Blog Posts

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

Continuous Improvement & Innovation Conference - Salina

Location: Salina, KS
Starts: Apr 21, 2014 @ 7:30 AM

Competing For Government Contracts - Basic Training

Location: Chanute, KS
Starts: Apr 21, 2014 @ 1:00 PM

ICT Unconference

Location: Wichita, Kansas
Starts: Apr 22, 2014 @ 7:45 AM

Beginning QuickBooks- Wichita

Location: Wichita, KS
Starts: Apr 22, 2014 @ 8:30 AM

Small Business Lunch Box Series

Location: Topeka, KS
Starts: Apr 22, 2014 @ 11:30 AM

Intermediate QuickBooks- Wichita

Location: Wichita, KS
Starts: Apr 22, 2014 @ 1:00 PM

Federal Tax Workshop- Wichita

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