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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News Release: NetWork Kansas to Host Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Events April 29 & May 6, 2015

Wichita, Kansas, April 1, 2015 --- NetWork Kansas' second annual Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge series will bring together students from across northwest Kansas and southeast Kansas to compete for more than $10,000 in total prize money on April 29 in Columbus, KS and May 6 in Leoti, KS. The Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge features a business plan tradeshow, elevator pitches, and formal business presentations.

Six Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During February

By: NetWork Kansas | March 20, 2015 During the month of February, six businesses in Derby, Emporia, Leavenworth, Lyons, and Sterling received NetWork Kansas funding through StartUp Kansas, the Kansas Capital Multiplier Funds and E-Community Partnership. Congratulations!

Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Returns to Kansas

By: NetWork Kansas | March 18, 2015 NetWork Kansas' second annual Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge series will bring together students from across northwest Kansas and southeast Kansas to compete for more than $10,000 in total prize money on April 29 in Columbus, KSand May 6 in Leoti, KS. The youth entrepreneurship competitions are being organized by NetWork Kansas, with generous sponsorship being provided through the AT&T Aspire program.

Why Economic Gardening? IEDC Article Explains Growth Strategy.

By: NetWork Kansas --- What can economic gardening do for me? We're often asked this question by resource partners and CEOs. A recent IEDC magazine article focuses on this economic development strategy that has already benefitted 56 high-growth Kansas businesses.

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Links to Like – April 2015

By: NetWork Kansas | April 1, 2015 --- 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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Molding Entrepreneurial Culture from Clay

By Jamie Hofling | March 28, 2015 --- Entrepreneurial progress is possible for every community. Jamie Hofling shares some of the steps fledgling NetWork Kansas Entrepreneurship Community Clay County has taken over the past year to cultivate their entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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Director's Dialogue: Courtland Fun Day: 50 Years and Growing

By: Erik Pedersen | March 20, 2015 --- A small town festival in Courtland Kansas is bucket-list worthy. Why Courtland Fun Day earned a spot on Erik Pedersen's "must do" list.
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U.S. Sourcelink: Four Indicators to Assess Local Ecosystem Vibrancy

By: Sarah Mote | March 19, 2015 --- When you build entrepreneurial ecosystems, it's important to be accountable to your goal and your entrepreneurs. That's why we love this new report from the Kauffman Foundation, "Four Indicators to Assess Local Ecosystem Vibrancy."
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USSourcelink: BusinessUSA: Government Resources for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

By: Sarah Mote | March 13, 2015 --- BusinessUSA was created to be a centralized, one-stop platform to make it easier for business owners to find and access the services of federal government agencies.
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Upcoming Events

EU Regulatory Requirements & Standards, CE Marking, and RoHS2

Location: Olathe, Kansas
Starts: Apr 28, 2015 @ 8:00 AM

Trademark and Copyright Basics for the Small Business Owner

Location: Overland Park, KS
Starts: Apr 29, 2015 @ 3:00 PM

Federal Funding Opportunites

Location: Wichita, KS
Starts: Apr 30, 2015 @ 12:30 PM

Small Business FREE Consultations - El Dorado

Location: El Dorado, KS
Starts: May 01, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

QuickBook Fundamentals

Location: Overland Park, KS
Starts: May 05, 2015 @ 12:30 PM

Starting a Business: Success Right from the Start

Location: Overland Park, KS
Starts: May 05, 2015 @ 6:00 PM

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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.