FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 31, 2017
NetWork Kansas Contact: Steve Radley
SourceLink Contact: Sarah Mote
Marketing Director, SourceLink
NetWork Kansas Announces New Website to Help Kansas Businesses Grow
Kansas (Aug. 30, 2017) —NetWork Kansas recently launched a new website to help better advance, connect and promote entrepreneurship across the state of Kansas.
NetWork Kansas, the premier platform supporting entrepreneurs and the organizations that accelerate small firm growth, raises the visibility of entrepreneurship, the resources that serve entrepreneurs and their importance to the Kansas economy. Each year, NetWork Kansas directly connects more than 4,000 Kansas entrepreneurs to the resources, funding and training they need to start and grow their businesses—and supports tens of thousands more through its online presence.
The network collaborated with SourceLink, a national leader in building entrepreneurial infrastructures, to reimagine their online presence. The resulting website better connects startups and existing companies with resources available to improve startup success and business development. The new NetWork Kansas website is at www.NetWorkKansas.com.
According to Steve Radley, CEO of NetWork Kansas, “We had two goals when we began reimagining the website. The first was to simplify the content so entrepreneurs could quickly learn and connect with education, expertise, and economic resources available across the state. The second was to distinguish our flagship partnership, the Entrepreneurship Community Partnership, by creating a separate subpage for easy access at www.networkkansas.com/ecommunities. We’re thrilled with the new website and will continue to search for ways for entrepreneurs to connect more effectively with partners and communities.”
The website features streamlined navigation, mobile responsiveness and a modern design all so entrepreneurs can readily access resources most needed for their business success. Additionally, the website provides The Resource Navigator® smart database, a comprehensive calendar of business events and a blogging platform to champion entrepreneurial journeys and inspire others to pursue their startup passions.
“The new website is a major win for Kansas entrepreneurs and the 500+ organizations and programs in place to champion their growth,” said Rob Williams, director, SourceLink. “We are proud partners of NetWork Kansas and believe in their work building a supportive climate for job creators and innovators in the state.”
About NetWork Kansas
NetWork Kansas was established as a component of the Kansas Economic Growth Act of 2004 to further entrepreneurship and small business growth as a priority for economic and community development in the State of Kansas. Backed by more than 500 partners statewide, the NetWork Kansas service promotes an entrepreneurial environment by connecting entrepreneurs and small business owners with the expertise, education and economic resources they need in order to succeed.
NetWork Kansas facilitates the development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem within participating communities through the E-Community Partnership. Contributing factors to successful development include availability of financial capital, support by local leadership and development of educational resources. All of these factors combine to increase entrepreneurial activity in participating towns, leading to increased startup activity, business expansion, job creation and more.
For more information about NetWork Kansas, visit www.networkkansas.com, or call 877.521.8600.
SourceLink provides research and development to help communities strengthen their entrepreneurial ecosystems. As the nation’s premier resource for powering entrepreneurs, SourceLink helps build vibrant communities and promotes economic growth by stimulating small business success. SourceLink has successfully created networks in more than 20 regions nationwide, and that number continues to grow. In addition to NetWork Kansas, affiliated networks include Baltimore SourceLink, Colmena 66 in Puerto Rico, IASourceLink in Iowa, KCSourceLink in Kansas City, Dallas B.R.A.I.N. and more. SourceLink founders include the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, University of Missouri–Kansas City and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
President & CEO, NetWork Kansas
Marketing Director, SourceLink