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Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Series Best Practices: Sherman County

Sherman County hosted their sixth annual YEC Series event. Jessica Bonner, City of Goodland Administrative Assistant, and Suzanne McClure, City of Goodland Economic Development Director, organized this event.

Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Series Best Practices: Morton County

Morton County is a new E-Community with a smaller population but had 19 students involved in its first YEC Series event in December. Becki Richardson, EPICTOUCH Economic Development Director, shares how the event was organized.

12 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During December

Congratulations to the 12 businesses that received funding from NetWork Kansas during December.

Destination BootCamp® Business Spotlight: Premier Farm and Home

Chad Bullock completed Destination BootCamp® in in Longmont, CO in April 2018. Here he talks about the impact that this program has had on the growth of his business, Premier Farm and Home.

Referral Center Success Spotlight: Net-Ability and Economic Gardening

Economic Gardening is a resource to help Kansas business owners grow. Learn about Jon Puls' experience with this NetWork Kansas program.

Referral Center Success Spotlight: Go Treads and Economic Gardening

Economic Gardening is a resource to help Kansas business owners grow. Learn about Arnie Pinto's experience with this NetWork Kansas program.

YEC Series Student Spotlight: Ivy Gatton, Oh Rats!

Ivy Gatton competed in the 2017-2018 YEC Series and won first place in her local competition with her business, Oh Rats! She went on to compete in the Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge State Championship in April 2018. Here she talks about how this program has influenced her as an entrepreneur.

8 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During November

Congratulations to the 8 businesses that received funding from NetWork Kansas during November.

Referral Center Success Spotlight: HMC Performance Coatings and Economic Gardening

Economic Gardening is a resource to help Kansas business owners grow. Learn about Amie Bristol's experience with this NetWork Kansas program.

E-Community 2.0 : The Goldilocks Principle

By working alongside our E-Community partners, we had uncovered some important facets of entrepreneurship ecosystem building that “worked” and knew we had some important tools that make a difference in our partner communities, like access to loan funds, local decision making on loans, the coaching and expertise of our staff, and financial and other support for entrepreneurship programs. We also knew that it was time to make some changes for the sustainability of the program – and this applies to NetWork Kansas as well as our partners.