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10 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During November

By NetWork Kansas | December 4, 2016 --- During the month of November, 10 new businesses received NetWork Kansas funding through the Capital Multiplier, StartUp Kansas and E-Community programs. Congratulations!

Thirty Thomas, Riley And Pottawatomie County Residents Participate In Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

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Thomas County Economic Development Alliance, Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce and Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation, in association with the Network Kansas E-Community Partnership, hosted the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program in Colby and Manhattan this fall. Twelve participants from Thomas County and eighteen participants from Riley and Pottawatomie Counties attended the course.

Rural Business Owners Work On Their Businesses—Not Just In Them

As covered by the High Plains Journal, NetWork Kansas presented the Growing Rural Businesses entrepreneurial certificate program in Scott City this fall. Western Kansas-based entrepreneurs and small business owners from Scott City, Leoti and Dighton participated in the eight-week course in October and November.

Resource Network Helps Rural Businesses Grow

As covered in the High Plains Journal, entrepreneurs drive community and economic development no matter where they are located, but entrepreneurs and small business owners in rural areas face different challenges than entrepreneurs in more populated areas. Because resources are often scarcer in rural areas than in urban centers, regional partnerships are vital to sustaining and growing small businesses in rural communities.

27 McPherson and Scott County Businesses Attend WSU Entrepreneurship Program

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Wichita State University’s Center for Entrepreneurship presented the entrepreneurial certificate program “Growing Rural Businesses” in McPherson and in Scott City this fall, concluding the second session on November 10th. Eleven businesses from McPherson County and sixteen businesses from Scott County completed the course. This 8-week course is custom-made to meet the needs of existing small town or rural business owners who are ready to grow.

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