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

March Update: StartUp Kansas and E-Community Funding Programs

By NetWork Kansas | Apr 15, 2014 --- NetWork Kansas has provided $9.8 million in funding to businesses in Kansas through the E-Community and StartUp Kansas programs and helped create or retain 902 full-time jobs and 784 part-time jobs since 2007.

March Update: Kansas Capital Multiplier Program

By NetWork Kansas | Apr 14, 2014 --- As of March 31, 2014, NetWork Kansas has awarded 50 businesses with more than $7.9 million through the Kansas Capital Multiplier Funds. These funds have leveraged more than $142 million in additional capital.

Introducing: the K-State Launch a Business (LAB)

By NetWork Kansas | Apr 10, 2014 --- Are you launching a new startup venture, and you aren't sure what to do first? Have you been mulling over a concept on nights and weekends, and are ready to take the leap to focus on it? Do you have an idea or early-stage business you know is the next BIG thing? The startup journey can be lonely - if you're looking for support along the road, you're in the right place.

10 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During March

By NetWork Kansas | Apr 09, 2014 --- During the month of March, 10 new businesses received NetWork Kansas funding through the E-Community partnership, Kansas Capital Multiplier Funds, and StartUp Kansas program. Five different E-Communities awarded loans this month. Congratulations!

Latest Blog Posts

The Cheylin E-Fair: Simply Successful

By Anne Dewvall | Apr 14, 2014 --- The Cheylin Entrepreneurship Fair has become a tradition in northwest Kansas. It’s a grassroots effort that local community foundation director, Cathy Domsch, has kept going strong for nine years. She and Darci Shields organize the annual event with cooperation from local teachers. This year, fifteen students in 7-12 grade participated in the competition on March 27, entering a total of fourteen businesses. Considering that there are approximately 70 students enrolled in grades 7-12, this event boasts roughly a 20% participation rate.
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Director's Dialogue: 3 Traits of Great Companies

By Corey Mohn | Apr 9, 2014 --- I just finished reading the book "Great by Choice" by Jim Collins and Morten H. Hansen. The authors found that great companies share three key traits that might seem counter-intuitive at first.
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IASourceLink: Top 5 Ways To Be More Efficient As An Entrepreneur

By Matthew Cassady | Apr 08, 2014 --- let's take a few moments and review five techniques which could elevate your overall productivity. Not that these five tips are revolutionary or innovative, but rather solid truths in boosting small business efficiency.
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State of Ingenuity SourceLink: Is Your Business Lean?

By Robert Kane | Apr 07, 2014 --- The goal of creating a “lean” business is to provide customers with perfect value without any waste. While this goal of perfection is unrealistic, it provides a guide for owners and entrepreneurs seeking to build businesses faster, reduce inefficiencies, and increase profitability. Creating a leaner business is not entirely about cost reduction; it involves the creation of a mindset for the entire business.
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ARKSourceLink: Tips for Making Excel Graphs

By Aaron Harris | Apr 03, 2014 --- Microsoft Excel is a tool that’s used quite frequently in business. Often times as a business person or entrepreneur you have to use Excel to support a point you’re trying to make. Whether it be getting investors to buy into your idea or getting your manager to release more funds to a project you think will be successful, Excel can help support your points with visual aids. Most people think Excel charts are boring; they usually are pretty bland visual presentations of data. In a blog post for Hubspot, Ginny Soskey gives her 7 tips to spruce up ugly Excel graphs.
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Upcoming Events

Online Accounting Software Courses

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Starts: Apr 16, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

QuickBooks Intermediate

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Starts: Apr 17, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

QuickBooks Payroll

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Starts: Apr 17, 2014 @ 1:00 PM

Meeting the 3 Ms- Wichita

Location: Wichita, KS
Starts: Apr 17, 2014 @ 1:00 PM

How To Start Your Own Business

Location: Chanute, KS
Starts: Apr 17, 2014 @ 1:00 PM

Kauffman Sketchbook

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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.