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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.

2016 E-Community Selection Process Begins

Erik Pedersen, Vice President of Entrepreneurship, announces the opening of the 2016 E-Community Competitive Round.

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.

Robert Litan: Seniors can help millennial entrepreneurs

Seniors can help millennial entrepreneurs, an opinion piece by Robert Litan for the Wichita Eagle. The submission is reprinted with permission.

Robert Litan: NetWork Kansas is boosting entrepreneurs

Robert Litan, a Wichita attorney-economist, shares his thoughts on NetWork Kansas' approach to assisting entrepreneurs.

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.

Changing Mindsets to Affirm Entrepreneurship

By: Christina Long | November 2, 2015 --- Entrepreneurship is risky business and, for many households living from paycheck-to-paycheck, you don’t gamble with your future. Instability, like failure, just isn’t an option.

The Power of Opportunity

By: Christina Long and Ted Kriwiel | October 21, 2015 --- Opportunities are powerful. They can shift trajectories, outlooks, outcomes and perspectives. Opportunities, when met with preparation lead to success, according to the late Zig Ziegler.