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

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback pushes small-business agenda

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By Bryan Lowry | August 27, 2014 --- TOPEKA - Gov. Sam Brownback has repeatedly highlighted the importance of small-business growth at campaign events across this state this week.

How Cities Can Provide Small Businesses with Access to Capital

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By Mari Andrew | August 26, 2014 --- The stats are undeniable. Small businesses employ more than half of the private sector workforce and created nearly two-thirds of net new jobs over the past decade and a half. Drill down further to new businesses and start-ups, and the outsized economic contributions are magnified.

August Update: Kansas Capital Multiplier Funding Programs

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By NetWork Kansas | August 25, 2014 --- As of July 31, 2014, NetWork Kansas has awarded 55 businesses Kansas Capital Multiplier funding totaling more than $8.8 million. This funding complemented an additional $151 million in private investment in these businesses.

Water + Energy Progress Awards highlight innovators in Kansas

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By Climate and Energy Project | August 21, 2014 --- Hutchinson, KS— Water + Energy Progress identifies successful innovations in energy efficiency and water conservation on Kansas farms and ranches. The 2014 awards recognize producers across the state for implementing innovations that save water and energy including: patch burn grazing, subsurface drip irrigation, cover crops and no-till, intensive rotational grazing, solar powered water pumps and fencing, small-scale wind, and local foods. Water + Energy Progress highlights homegrown solutions for water conservation and energy efficiency from the farmers and ranchers of Kansas.

Latest Blog Posts


AKSourceLink: Tips for a Great Exhibit Booth Using the Five Senses

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By Lisa Wedin | August 25, 2014 --- If you are selling or promoting your product at booths in craft fairs, art shows, or other venues it is important to have a compelling display. Look on Pinterest, Flickr or other photo sharing services and you will find hundreds of photos of fabulous booths to inspire you. There a variety of ways to improve your booth. As you plan for your booth you want to keep in mind the five senses.
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Director's Dialogue: The 3 E's Hold True

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By Erik Pedersen | August 20, 2014 --- Our philosophy is that each entrepreneur was at a different stage in their business lifecycle, and depending on what stage they are at, they could need 1, 2 or all 3 of what we called "the 3 E’s" - expertise, education, and economic resources.
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Loudoun SourceLink: 7 Books to Take to the Pool

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By Lois Kirkpatrick | August 19, 2014 --- Technically, summer lasts until September 21, so you still have time to get some summer reading done. A simple idea from one of these experts could propel your business to the next level.
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KCSourceLink: Myth-Busting Fears About Exporting

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By Kate Hodel | Aug 18, 2014 --- Entering international markets has historically been a smart way for small business to increase their size and market share. Nearly 96 percent of the world’s population and more than 70 percent of the world’s purchasing power are found outside of the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. And yet, only about 1 percent of American companies currently export products and services abroad. Of those, 58 percent export to only one country.
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Featured Farmers’ Markets in E-Communities

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By Jamie Hofling | August 15, 2014 --- My last blog entry (Farmers’ Markets For All) talked about the importance of a farmers’ market to a community. This month I asked some of our E-Communities to describe their market and how it became a success.
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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

QuickBook Fundamentals

Location: Overland Park , KS
Starts: Sep 02, 2014 @ 12:30 PM

Starting a Business: Success Right from the Start

Location: Overland Park , KS
Starts: Sep 02, 2014 @ 6:00 PM

KSBDC Small Business Consultant Appointments Available - Augusta

Location: Augusta, KS
Starts: Sep 04, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Small Business FREE Consultations

Location: Augusta, TX
Starts: Sep 04, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Meeting the 3Ms

Location: Concordia, KS
Starts: Sep 04, 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.