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Governor Laura Kelly Announces $850,000 for Kansas Entrepreneurs

Republished with permission from the Kansas Department of Commerce TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly announced today the first round of recipients of funding from the GROWKS Loan and Equity programs, which help small businesses, particularly those in underserved areas, access capital in the early stages of growth. In the first round, four companies...

13 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas, Partners During October

E-Community Loans -  ~Miles & Co, LLC in Marion. Partner: Marion Econ Dev, Inc. ~BonBons, Inc. in Augusta. Partner: Augusta Progress Inc. ~Sunflowers and Silos, LLC in Hays. Partner: Grow Hays, Inc. ~The Bunker at Bellevue, LLC in Atchison. Partner: City of Atchison ~Thistle in Norton. Partner: Norton City/County Econ Dev. ~PMRetail in Marion. Partner: Marion...

Why Youth Entrepreneurship Matters

By: Bailee Henry Senior Project Manager, E-Community Programs NetWork Kansas Growing up in rural Kansas, I had the opportunity to participate in many facets of high school life, including almost every club that my school had to offer. Although my favorite was Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), my involvement in all those clubs...

25 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas, Partners During September

E-Community Loans -  ~Pee Wee & Sweets, LLC in Wichita. Partner: Create Campaign ~Fillmore Partners, LLC dba Fillmore Coffeehouse + Plant Cafe in Iola. Partner: City of Humboldt ~Coldsteel Sluggers, LLC in Manhattan. Partner: Pottawatomie County Econ Dev Corp. ~Ticino, LLC in St. Marys. Partner: Pottawatomie County Econ Dev Corp ~Flipping Fabulous in Salina. Partner:...

15 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During August

E-Community Loans -  ~Classic Auto Wash, LLC in Manhattan. Partner: Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce ~Baldwin Enterprise, LLC in Buhler. Partner: Startup Hutch ~5 Corners Mini Mart in Fort Scott. Partner: Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce ~The J-Bird Motel in Onaga. Partner: Pottawatomie Co Econ Dev Corp* ~TeJavan, Inc. in Lincoln. Partner: Lincoln Co Eco...

7 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During July

E-Community Loans -  ~L&A Cook, LLC dba Black Gold Grill in El Dorado. Partner: El Dorado Chamber of Commerce ~Adventure Time Child Care of Alma, Inc. in Alma. Partner: Wabaunsee County   Capital Multiplier Venture -  ~Ronawk, Inc. in Olathe. Partner: Entrepreneurship Growth Ventures (a NetWork Kansas company)   Empower/Kansas Community Investment Fund- Kansas City, KS ~Sowful Hands, LLC...

GMDC Announces Economic Development Strategic Plan and Trailblazing Morris County Campaign

CONTACT: Tracy Henry, Executive Director, Greater Morris County Development Corporation, 785-844-0865, director@morriscountydevelopment.com                                        (Morris County, KS) – The Greater Morris County Development Corporation (GMDC) kicked off their new Trailblazing Morris County capital campaign with invitations sent to...

NetWork Kansas helps bring digital transformation to diverse small businesses in Kansas with Verizon Small Business Digital Ready

By NetWork Kansas                                        In partnership with Next Street and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Verizon Small Business Digital Ready aims to focus on women- and minority-owned businesses in under-resourced communities The online curriculum will provide...