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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Wichita middle schools to receive 3D printers

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By Roy Wenzl | September 12, 2014 --- Chlumsky is about to help put 3D printers in all 18 of Wichita’s middle schools this school year – a dramatic leap forward for Wichita kids, he said. 3D printers can quickly replicate real objects the way paper printers reproduce documents. They can make tools, toys, car parts and even 3D cake toppers out of sugar.

2014 Project 17 Southeast Kansas Unconference 10/16

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By NetWork Kansas | September 08, 2014 --- Project 17 is proud to present the inaugural Southeast Kansas Unconference on Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Unconference will offer an opportunity for everyone involved with different aspects of Project 17 to come together and discuss whatever topics they feel are pertinent to continuing to progress and make positive changes in the 17-county project region.

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.

Latest Blog Posts


IASourceLink: Why You Should Know About Fair Use

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By Valyn Reinig | September 04, 2014 --- Small business owners have a lot on their plates. Between meetings, scheduling, budgets, traveling and working all week, checking to make sure there are no copyright restrictions on the images used in promotional materials, might not be on their radar. It’s just as important though, and here’s why. Copyright laws can be confusing, but they’re put in place to protect the rights of the creator. What gets tricky is that the line between the creator’s rights and public’s interest can be pretty grey. Understanding the basics of copyright laws and Fair Use can help you stay in the clear and avoid getting heavily fined for using someone else’s work.
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When E-mail Isn’t Enough

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By Anne Dewvall | September 03, 2014 --- In today’s world, it’s important to be fluent in virtual communication. From e-mail to instant messages, social media to webinars, there are dozens of ways to stay in touch with coworkers and clients across the globe. But there are times when a face-to-face interaction isn’t just a bonus; it’s necessary.
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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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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

QuickBooks Advanced

Location: Concordia, KS
Starts: Sep 16, 2014 @ 3:00 PM

Online Accounting Software Courses

Location: Overland Park , KS
Starts: Sep 17, 2014 @ 12:01 AM

5th Annual MWBD Small Business Conference

Location: Topeka, KS
Starts: Sep 17, 2014 @ 8:30 AM

Small Business FREE Consultations

Location: Eureka, KS
Starts: Sep 17, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

KSBDC Small Business Consultant Appointments Available - Eureka

Location: Eureka, KS
Starts: Sep 17, 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.