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

December Update: Kansas Capital Multiplier Funding Programs

By NetWork Kansas | December 17, 2014 --- As of November 30, 2014, NetWork Kansas has awarded 61 businesses Kansas Capital Multiplier funding totaling more than $10.1 million. This funding complemented an additional $171.1 million in private investment in these businesses.

December Update: StartUp Kansas and E-Community Funding Programs

By NetWork Kansas | December 17, 2014 --- As of November 30, 2014, NetWork Kansas has awarded 191 businesses StartUp Kansas funding totaling more than $5.5 million dollars.

Eight Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During November

By: NetWork Kansas | December 12, 2014 During the month of November, eight businesses received NetWork Kansas funding through StartUp Kansas, the Kansas Capital Multiplier Funds and E-Community Partnership. Congratulations!

New Resource Partner Added: Non-Profit Resource Center of Greater Kansas City

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By: NetWork Kansas | December 11, 2014 --- NetWork Kansas' statewide network of resources is growing! The Non-Profit Resource Center of Greater Kansas City has joined us as our 506th resource partner offering business-building services to Kansas entrepreneurs.

Latest Blog Posts

Loudoun SourceLink: 4 Podcasts You Should Listen to Now

By: Lois Kirkpatrick | December 18, 2014 --- You’ve got to know more to grow more. Smart founders learn from others who’ve already built successful companies. But when you’re working around the clock to get a startup off the ground, you rarely have time for a business book.
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Labette County Students Compete in Entrepreneurship Fair

By: Jamie Hofling | December 16, 2014 --- Labette County High School hosted its third annual business plan competition this month. Kylie Ludwig from Family and Consumer Sciences organized the event and worked with interested teachers, the school counselor, and principal to make it happen.
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Links to Like – December 2014

By NetWork Kansas | December 15, 2014 --- 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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Seven Lessons for Entrepreneurs: An Evening with America’s Tax Man, Henry W. Bloch

By: Pola Firestone | December 11, 2014 --- One of Kansas City’s greatest entrepreneurs, Henry W. Bloch, co-founded H&R Block Inc. in 1955 and helped build it into the world’s largest tax preparation company. Bloch spoke about, “Seven Lessons for Entrepreneurs,” at Kansas City’s Central Library in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week. The presentation also coincided with the paperback release of Tom Bloch’s book, Many Happy Returns: The Story of Henry Bloch, America’s Tax Man.
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Bringing the Angel Underground Wellspring to the Surface

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By: Steve Radley | December 10, 2014 --- Several years ago, Trish Brasted from Wichita Technology Corporation and I began meeting to talk about the need for more angel investment groups in Kansas, particularly in the rural areas. Angel investors (angels) probably exist in your community but need help bubbling to the surface, where they can connect with innovative entrepreneurs.
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Upcoming Events

Kansas SBDC Online Classes

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

State Tax Workshop- Wichita

Location: Wichita, KS
Starts: Dec 18, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

How To Start Your Own Business

Location: Independence, Kansas
Starts: Dec 18, 2014 @ 9:30 AM

Meeting the 3 M's

Location: Salina, KS
Starts: Dec 18, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

The Right Start

Location: Salina, KS
Starts: Dec 18, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

State Tax Workshop for Contractors- Wichita

Location: Wichita, KS
Starts: Dec 18, 2014 @ 1:00 PM

Small Business FREE Consultations - El Dorado

Location: El Dorado, KS
Starts: Jan 05, 2015 @ 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.