Center for Entrepreneurship (Wichita State University)

The Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) is part of the W. Frank Barton School of Business and is housed in Devlin Hall. The Center encourages entrepreneurial thinking and programming through quality education, research and community involvement. We offer training programs for established business owners and for individuals considering launching new businesses or ventures. Economic Development and Community Outreach ? Kansas Family Business Forum ? The Entrepreneurship Forum Series ? FastTrac Training Programs ? Entrepreneur Development Programs ? Incubator ? Meridian 6

About

Economic Development and Community Outreach ? Kansas Family Business Forum ? The Entrepreneurship Forum Series ? FastTrac Training Programs ? Entrepreneur Development Programs ? Incubator ? Meridian 6 The Kansas Family Business Forum is a nationally recognized, highly regarded membership organization of family business owners, their families and key employees. The Forum is designed to provide unique learning experiences to those involved with family businesses. The Entrepreneurship Forum Series focuses on the different methods available to entrepreneurs for assuming business ownership. Using a panel discussion format, world class entrepreneurs are brought together to share their expertise. The FastTrac program is a comprehensive program that provides entrepreneurs with business insights, leadership skills and professional networking connections so they are prepared to create a new business or expand an existing enterprise. Entrepreneur Development Programs are workshops that provide specific information to help business remain viable and healthy. The workshops are designed to gear up businesses for the challenges that lie ahead and provide the resources needed to succeed in a difficult economy. The Wichita State University Business Incubator or BizInc is a venture incubator focused on the earliest stages of entrepreneurial business development.

Services Provided

Advocacy & Public Policy

  • Community Involvement
  • Issues Related to the Geographic Location of a Business
  • Kansas Business Issues
  • Small Business Issues

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting & Development
  • Business Plan Training

Franchising

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Legal Ramifications
  • Franchise Selection

Libraries & Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources

Management Issues & Training

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Manufacturing Development
  • High Tech Development
  • Production Scheduling

Marketing

  • Student Provided Research
  • Pricing

Nonprofit Development

  • Board Development
  • Strategic Planning

Office, Laboratory & Meeting Space

  • Conference/Meeting Space
  • Incubator Space

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization
  • Technology Transfer

Training

  • Business Plan
  • Cash Flow Projections
  • Financial Statements
  • Pre-Business Planning
  • Topics Related to Developing & Maintaining a Small Business
Primary Contact
Nancy Kersenbrock
Fax
(316) 978-3687