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NetWork Kansas Celebrates Twelve Years by launching the “KSESHIP” Mobile App

NetWork Kansas, which connects startups and existing businesses with a statewide network of resources, celebrated its 12th anniversary this month by introducing the “KSeship” mobile application. The app, developed by Clutch Studio in Wichita, was designed to simplify access to three types of resources that entrepreneurs and businesses may need at some point in their business lifecycle.

How Do You Attract Entrepreneurs to a Small Town?

Erik Pedersen discusses attracting entrepreneurs to small towns in a SourceLink Best Practices blog post that has been reprinted with permission.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2015-2016 YEC Season a Success!

By: Anne Dewvall. As the school year gives way to summer across the state, I am revisiting the past year of youth entrepreneurship at NetWork Kansas. Through our Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) series, E-Communities host local entrepreneurship competitions for students ranging in age from 7th to 12th grade. The 2015-2016 school year marked our third successive year partnering with communities at the local level to organize these events.

A Lacking Safety Net

By: Christina Long & Ted Kriwiel | February 16th, 2016 --- Typically, entrepreneurs tend to be white, male and from upper-income families. Why is this?

Growing Our Own

By: Jonathan Long | December 14, 2015 --- In Wichita, where I live, leaders are grappling with how to reignite the area’s economy. Regionalism, entrepreneurship and the recruitment of young talent dominate – if not drive – local discussions. While a focus on these ideas is smart, another even more perceptive solution continues to be overlooked: diversity and inclusion.

Harnessing the Power of an Entrepreneurial Mindset

By: Ted Kriwiel | November 16, 2015 --- Earlier this month, Christina shared a beautiful post on the role entrepreneurship played in her childhood. This week, I’ll share a bit of my experience.