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SBA announces Kansas businesses eligible for low-interest disaster loans in response to COVID-19 impact

The SBA has declared that Kansas small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus may now qualify for low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital.

Kansas Governor announces HIRE fund to assist hospitality business owners

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has established the Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency (HIRE) Fund to provide bridge loans for Kansas’ hospitality sector in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The Kansas Department of Commerce and NetWork Kansas will administer the loan program. Details here.

NetWork Kansas Announces New Product: VentureDash

Today NetWork Kansas announced the roll-out of VentureDash, an online entrepreneurship competition management system designed to streamline the facilitation of entrepreneurship fairs and business plan competitions held throughout the state. The system was created by Moonbase Labs based out of Wichita, and will soon be implemented in Entrepreneurship (E-) Communities across the state.

Entrepreneurial Mindset Has Changed My Life-Nancy Kishpaugh

Fab Lab ICC shares what Nancy Kishpaugh had this to say about the life-effect of her change in mindset after completing the Entrepreneurial Mindset class featuring the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program.

YEC Series Student Spotlight: Jaelyn Rumback, Beauty by Jae

Jaelyn Rumback competed in the 2019-2020 YEC Series in Norton County and placed first in her high school division. Here Jaelyn talks about how this program has influenced her as an entrepreneur.

Destination BootCamp® Business Spotlight: Manweiler Chevrolet

Gene Manweiler, owner of Manweiler Chevrolet, attended Destination BootCamp® in October 2018 and Graduate Destination BootCamp in March 2019. Here he talks about this impact this program has had on his business.

Origins of Montgomery County E-Community Part 2

Guest blogger, Jim Correll, shares about the impact of Montgomery County E-Community by continuing the journey of the development of the group.

Origins of Montgomery County E-Community Part 1

Guest blogger, Jim Correll, shares about the impact of Montgomery County E-Community by exploring the origins of NetWork Kansas.

Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Series Successful Event Spotlight: Neosho County

Neosho County’s first event as part of the YEC Series was incredibly well attended with many students and community members involved.

Destination BootCamp® Business Spotlight: Somewhere in Time Antiquities

Somewhere in Time Antiquities was launched in 2007 by Sean Ryland’s parents after they retired. Ryland joined them in business and relocated from Kansas City to Baxter Springs, KS in 2016. Learn how Destination BootCamp impacted their business.