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E-Community Loan Fund: The Trojan Horse

Erik Pedersen of NetWork Kansas shares data that highlights the impact of the E-Community Partnership.

Expert to conduct marketing/sales workshop in Wichita for business owners this week

Jon Schallert of the popular Longmont, Co. business development program, Destination Business BootCamp, is scheduled to present a community-based marketing/sales workshop on December 15 and to reconnect with six Wichita business owners who attended his training in October.

New Board Certified Program Announced

Maker Space Boot Camp approved by NetWork Kansas’ board as a best practice entrepreneurship program

New initiative to help improve Kansans’ access to healthy food

The Kansas Health Foundation launched the Kansas Healthy Food Initiative (KHFI) at the Kansas Leadership Center in Wichita to help improve Kansans' access to healthy food. Guest contributor, David E. Procter, Ph.D., shares details about the initiative, its purpose and potential impact.

How Do You Attract Entrepreneurs to a Small Town?

Erik Pedersen discusses attracting entrepreneurs to small towns in a SourceLink Best Practices blog post that has been reprinted with permission.

Growing Rural Businesses Results in Entrepreneurial and Professional Growth

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Amara Kniep shares lessons she learned from Growing Rural Businesses, and how the course spurred entrepreneurial and professional growth.

Taking Business to the Next Level at Grad DBC

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Many E-Communities and E-Community businesses are already familiar with Jon Schallert’s popular Destination Business Boot Camp (DBC), one of our board certified programs. This summer, NetWork Kansas expanded our board certified programs to include an advanced course for graduates of DBC who want to take their business to the next level.

Grow the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

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A local Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge event may be just the key to planting the seeds to grow the next generation of entrepreneurs in your community. Simone Elder offers some best practices to help your event be a success.

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.

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.