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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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Activity versus Achievement in Wichita’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

The entrepreneurship activity in Wichita is growing at a rapid pace. From pitch competitions to growing attendance at education workshops, from strategy meetings to the creation of new funding opportunities, there is excitement about broadening the spectrum of people able to create companies as the city also works to reclaim its entrepreneurial edge. As momentum gains, it brings to mind this quote by famed basketball coach, John Wooden, “Don’t mistake activity for achievement.” With so much activity, what are we truly trying to achieve?
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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.
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Upcoming Events

Online Accounting Software Courses

Location: Overland Park, KS
Starts: Nov 09, 2016 @ 12:01 AM

Altamont Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

Location: Altamont, KS
Starts: Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:00 AM

Quickbooks Instruction: Beginning

Location: Wichita, KS
Starts: Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:30 AM

TechConnect Debrief

Location: Wichita, KS
Starts: Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

FastTrac New Venture for Women

Location: Fairway, KS
Starts: Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:00 PM

Online Accounting Software Courses

Location: Overland Park, KS
Starts: Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:01 AM

Speaking and Presenting for Business Meetings (SBDC)

Location: Overland Park, KS
Starts: Dec 15, 2016 @ 8:00 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.