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

October Update: StartUp Kansas and E-Community Funding Programs

By NetWork Kansas | October 22, 2014 --- As of September 30, 2014, NetWork Kansas has awarded 188 businesses StartUp Kansas funding totaling more than $5.3 million dollars.

October Update: Kansas Capital Multiplier Funding Programs

By NetWork Kansas | October 22, 2014 --- As of September 30, 2014, NetWork Kansas has awarded 59 businesses Kansas Capital Multiplier funding totaling more than $9.3 million. This funding complemented an additional $168.6 million in private investment in these businesses.

Four Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During September

By NetWork Kansas | October 20, 2014 During the month of September, four businesses received NetWork Kansas funding through StartUp Kansas, the Kansas Capital Multiplier Funds and E-Community Partnership. Congratulations!

Entrepreneurs in Action: Zsa Zsa Slipper

By NetWork Kansas | October 15, 2014 --- Wichita entrepreneur Jeanne Johnson-Bennett saw an opportunity for a startup uniting comfortable women’s slippers with high style. She had ample inspiration, but lacked connections to resources to develop her idea into a fully-fledged business. When she needed help finding the funding that would bring Zsa Zsa Slipper to life, she turned to NetWork Kansas.

Latest Blog Posts

Director's Dialogue: CO.STARTERS Summit Showcases Holistic Approach to Economic Development

By Erik Pedersen | October 22, 2014 --- CO.STARTERS is a nine-week program designed to turn a person's business idea into action. To date, more than 2,000 individuals have graduated from this program in more than 30 locations around the U.S. However, CO.STARTERS is just one practical component of Chattanooga’s active entrepreneurial ecosystem that is impressive in its inclusiveness and has helped fuel the "Chattanooga Comeback.”
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Optimizing a Leadership Team

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By Jamie Hofling | October 20, 2014 --- As I become more familiar with E-Community leadership teams, I’m recognizing the importance of certain elements of the team that help them be proactive in their approach to building an entrepreneurial culture. It can’t be overlooked that the leadership team and others involved in building the culture are primarily made up of volunteers therefore it is crucial that the right people be on the team and that there be a common thread, a shared purpose among members.
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Loudoun SourceLink: 5 Reasons to Own a Franchise

By Lois Kirkpatrick | October 17, 2014 --- Here's how the International Franchise Association sums up the advantages to buying a franchise: "Owning a franchise allows you to go into business for yourself, but not by yourself."
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Links to Like – October 2014

By NetWork Kansas | October 16, 2014 --- There are so many things going on in the world of entrepreneurship that it’s impossible for us to share it all with you on our blog or in our news articles. Here are a few things we’re enjoying on the web this month.
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U.S.SourceLink: How Can the Legal Profession Keep Up with Entrepreneurs?

By Sarah Mote | October 15, 2014 --- That’s the question that faces lawyers and entrepreneurs as technology evolves and the economy becomes more entrepreneurial. And that’s the question that the Innovation Practice Institute (IPI) was created to answer.
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Upcoming Events

Kansas SBDC Online Classes

Location: any city, any state
Starts: Jan 01, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

FastTrac New Venture- An Entrepreneurial Education Course

Location: Topeka, KS
Starts: Aug 25, 2014 @ 5:30 PM

Who Owns the Ice House

Location: Topeka, Kansas
Starts: Sep 23, 2014 @ 5:30 PM

Business Booster Series

Location: Wichita , KS
Starts: Oct 03, 2014 @ 12:30 PM

Growing Rural Businesses - Colby (Session 7)

Location: Colby, Kansas
Starts: Oct 23, 2014 @ 5:30 PM

State Tax Workshop- Wichita

Location: Wichita, KS
Starts: Oct 28, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

Housing Authority of Kansas City, Missouri - Pay Yourself First

Location: Kansas City, MO
Starts: Oct 28, 2014 @ 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.