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

NetWork Kansas Sponsors 2016-2017 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Series

NetWork Kansas’ Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Partnership announces the 2016-2017 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series. The YEC Series consists of local-level youth entrepreneurship competitions hosted by volunteers. The goal of the competition is to expose Kansas middle school and high school students to entrepreneurship. Twenty-two local events in Kansas cities and counties will culminate in a state championship hosted at Fort Hays State University on April 24, 2017.

Five Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During December

By NetWork Kansas | January 6, 2017 --- During the month of December, five businesses received NetWork Kansas funding through the Kansas Capital Multiplier Funds and E-Community Partnership. Congratulations!

10 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During November

By NetWork Kansas | December 4, 2016 --- During the month of November, 10 new businesses received NetWork Kansas funding through the Capital Multiplier, StartUp Kansas and E-Community programs. Congratulations!

Thirty Thomas, Riley And Pottawatomie County Residents Participate In Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

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Thomas County Economic Development Alliance, Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce and Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation, in association with the Network Kansas E-Community Partnership, hosted the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program in Colby and Manhattan this fall. Twelve participants from Thomas County and eighteen participants from Riley and Pottawatomie Counties attended the course.

Latest Blog Posts


Growing Rural Businesses Results in Entrepreneurial and Professional Growth

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Amara Kniep shares lessons she learned from Growing Rural Businesses, and how the course spurred entrepreneurial and professional growth.
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Taking Business to the Next Level at Grad DBC

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Many E-Communities and E-Community businesses are already familiar with Jon Schallert’s popular Destination Business Boot Camp (DBC), one of our board certified programs. This summer, NetWork Kansas expanded our board certified programs to include an advanced course for graduates of DBC who want to take their business to the next level.
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Grow the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

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A local Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge event may be just the key to planting the seeds to grow the next generation of entrepreneurs in your community. Simone Elder offers some best practices to help your event be a success.
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Activity versus Achievement in Wichita’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

The entrepreneurship activity in Wichita is growing at a rapid pace. From pitch competitions to growing attendance at education workshops, from strategy meetings to the creation of new funding opportunities, there is excitement about broadening the spectrum of people able to create companies as the city also works to reclaim its entrepreneurial edge. As momentum gains, it brings to mind this quote by famed basketball coach, John Wooden, “Don’t mistake activity for achievement.” With so much activity, what are we truly trying to achieve?
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Leadership Training Energizes Central E-Communities

Leadership Team Performance Training The Leadership Team Performance Training pilot was a success! On Monday, June 27, five E-Communities gathered in McPherson for a full-day training. Don Macke, Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, led a lively workshop filled with thought-provoking discussion points and ideas for participants to take back to their communities.
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Upcoming Events

Online Accounting Software Courses

Location: Overland Park, KS
Starts: Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:01 AM

E-Launch

Location: Wichita, KS
Starts: Jan 13, 2017 @ 1:00 PM

Online Accounting Software Courses

Location: Overland Park, KS
Starts: Jan 18, 2017 @ 12:01 AM

Time Management (SBDC)

Location: Overland Park, KS
Starts: Jan 24, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

Meeting the 3Ms: Learning the Basics of Marketing, Management, and Money

Location: Wichita, KS
Starts: Jan 25, 2017 @ 3:00 PM

Business After Hours

Location: Hutchinson, KS
Starts: Jan 26, 2017 @ 5:30 PM

The Simple Steps to Start your Own Busniess

Location: Hutchinson, KS
Starts: Jan 28, 2017 @ 9:00 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.