Emporia, Kansas SBDC at ESU

Free confidential consultation. Affordable training. Provides Kansas entrepreneurs support and resources to achieve business success. Host: Emporia State University

About

Counseling – The SBDC provides one-on-one counseling services to new and existing businesses at no charge. We will help guide and review business plan development, discuss financing options, bank loans, SBA and state-backed loan programs, marketing, management and other topics of concern to our business clients. Counseling sessions are by appointment only.

Training – The SBDC conducts hundreds of seminars and workshops throughout the year that address topics important to all business owners. Much of our programming is designed for established businesses and focuses on topics of marketing, finance, accounting, taxation and many “industry specific” issues. Class offerings are also directed to those people in the start-up stages of business. Start-up related classes range from a “reality check” on starting a business to more extensive sessions on business fundamentals, feasibility studies, business acquisition and franchise purchases.

Services Provided

Legal Services

  • Entity Formation
  • Government Compliance Assistance
  • Lease Review

Libraries & Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources

Business Planning

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

Economic & Property Development

  • Consulting
  • Economic Forecast

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
  • Financial Assistance for International Trade Shows
  • Loan Packaging
  • Loan Providers
  • Tax Credit Assistance
  • Technology Grants
  • Agriculture Grant

Franchising

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Franchise Selection

Management Issues & Training

  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Information
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Mentoring

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Cost Accounting

Marketing

  • 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

Nonprofit Development

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

Regulatory Compliance

  • Advising
  • Government Requirements
  • Licenses
  • Permits

Selling to the Government & Large Corporations

  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
  • Government & Military Specifications
  • Registration Assistance
  • Training
  • HUB Zone Certification
  • Subcontracting Opportunities
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts

Tax Services

  • Training
  • State Tax Credit Information & Assistance

Technical Assistance

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

Training

  • 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
  • International Trade

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

Import & Export Assistance

  • Networking
  • Foreign Market Research
  • Trade Education
  • Export Licensing
  • International Payments
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Product Classification
  • Free Trade Agreements
  • INCOTERMS
  • Export Financing
Primary Contact
Allyson Walker
Fax
(620) 341-5418