Lawrence, Kansas ASBDC Kansas at KU

The ABSDC Kansas at KU provide free and confidential advising services to new and existing businesses.


The ASBDC Kansas at KU provides free and confidential individual advising to small business owners, managers and prospective owners. Our center is one of twelve Small Business Development Centers in Kansas and one of more than 1,000 SBDCs in the United States. We are a partnership program between the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Kansas Department of Commerce (KDOC), the University of Kansas School of Business and the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.

We assist with the growth of Kansas small businesses by providing free one-to-one advising services. The ASBDC Kansas at KU serves Douglas, Franklin, Jefferson, Atchison, Leavenworth and Doniphan counties in Kansas.

The Center works both with startup companies, existing small businesses, and those who wish to sell or purchase a small business. Typical areas covered in advising include the startup process, business planning, financing and funding, marketing, accounting, human resources and taxes.

The objective of this counseling is to promote a healthy small business community and to foster economic development through new business starts, expansions, job creation and retention, and sales growth.


  • Business Plans and Financial Projections 

  • Cash Flow Issues and Solutions Marketing 

  • Market and Customer Research 

  • Financial Analysis 

  • Strategic and Growth Planning 

  • Employee Management 

Services Provided

Advocacy & Public Policy

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Community Involvement
  • Federal Business Issues
  • International Procurement
  • Issues Related to the Geographic Location of a Business
  • Kansas Business Issues
  • Small Business Issues

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting & Development
  • Business Plan Training
  • Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • International Market Research
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research
  • Research Training

Management Issues & Training

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Mentoring

Financial Resources & Assistance

  • Assistance in Finding Debt Funding
  • Assistance in Finding Equity Funding
  • Assistance in Finding Government Funding
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Consulting
  • Energy Loan Fund
  • Equity Providers
  • Loan Packaging
  • Loan Providers
  • Tax Credit Assistance
  • Technology Grants
  • Agriculture Grant

Import & Export Assistance

  • Networking
  • Foreign Market Research
  • Trade Education
  • Export Licensing
  • International Payments
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Product Classification
  • Free Trade Agreements
  • Export Financing

Libraries & Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources


  • Census Data
  • Competitive Analysis
  • E-Commerce
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Internet Marketing
  • Market Plan Development Strategy
  • Research (Domestic Markets)
  • Customer Service
  • Distribution
  • Pricing

Networking Organizations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Home Based
  • Small Business/General

Selling to the Government & Large Corporations

  • Women, Minority & Disadvantaged Certification
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
  • Registration Assistance
  • Training
  • HUB Zone Certification
  • Subcontracting Opportunities
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts

Economic & Property Development

  • Consulting
  • Economic Forecast

Regulatory Compliance

  • Advising
  • Government Requirements
  • Licenses
  • Permits

Tax Services

  • Training

Technical Assistance

  • Computerized Bookkeeping (Installation & Training)
  • Training
  • Website Development
  • Technical Support


  • Annual Budget
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business Plan
  • Cash Flow Projections
  • Financial Statements
  • Home-Based Business
  • Marketing Plan
  • Pre-Business Planning
  • Topics Related to Developing & Maintaining a Small Business
  • E-Commerce: Doing Business on the Web
  • Business Management

Nonprofit Development

  • Funds Development
  • Organizational Audits
  • Strategic Planning
  • Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Technical Services
  • Grants Management


  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Franchise Selection

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Cost Accounting
Contact Information
Kristina Mease
718 New Hampshire
Lawrence, KS 66216