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

Rural Grocery Case Study Underway

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By NetWork Kansas | August 20, 2014 --- A new effort is underway to help educate people in rural Kansas about healthy food. Sales from three chosen rural grocery stores in Kansas will be closely analyzed to learn what people are buying, particularly how much unprocessed food is being purchased. Interventions will follow in the three stores that include, a tagging system with scores for each item showing how healthy item is and an onsite specialist who will teach shoppers about healthier choices and demonstrate how to prepare the food at home.

August Update: StartUp Kansas and E-Community Funding Programs

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By NetWork Kansas | August 19, 2014 --- As of July 31, 2014, NetWork Kansas has awarded 188 businesses StartUp Kansas funding totaling more than $5.3 million dollars.

Caldwell company takes top honors in College of Business Administration program

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By Kansas State University | August 19, 2014 --- MANHATTAN — MeltPoint Environmental, Caldwell, is the inaugural grand prizewinner of Kansas State University's Launch a Business, or LAB, program, earning a prize package valued at more than $50,000.

Rural Daycare Dilemmas

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By NetWork Kansas | August 18, 2014 --- Rural communities need reliable childcare options as much as urban areas do but often face unique challenges starting or operating a daycare in a rural area. While there are resources available to assist with the initiative, it can still be difficult to meet the criteria to take advantage of the assistance. Like so many other places of business, starting a rural daycare can be a catch-22: the community needs a daycare center for its employers but the daycare center can’t get a solid start without a reliable revenue stream from area businesses.

Latest Blog Posts

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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IASourceLink: How 40% of Today’s Businesses Are Generating Leads Inexpensively

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By Matthew Cassady | August 14, 2014 --- A few years back, if someone mentioned the word BLOG, the first thing which came to mind was an online journal; a format for documenting thoughts and expressing ideas to later share with the world.
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Upcoming Events

Kansas SBDC Online Classes

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

Summer Youth Camp - IT / Enterprise Development Project

Location: Topeka, KS
Starts: Jun 03, 2014 @ 6:50 PM

TIBA Social Event

Location: Topeka, KS
Starts: Aug 21, 2014 @ 5:00 PM

FastTrac New Venture- An Entrepreneurial Education Course

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

IRS Small Business Tax Workshop

Location: Overland Park , KS
Starts: Aug 26, 2014 @ 1:00 PM

Small Business Breakfast Buzz

Location: Topeka, KS
Starts: Aug 27, 2014 @ 7:30 AM

Breakfast Buzz - SBA Working for Small Business

Location: Topeka, KS
Starts: Aug 27, 2014 @ 7:30 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.