On average, WSU Kansas SBDC clients start a business every week. 

We will help you launch your new business with a combination of training and individual advising.

Request Advising

Complete our intake process.
Each business launch is different, and we want to personalize the process for you. We would like to learn a little bit about your plans before our first meeting. The information that you provide during this advising intake process will help us determine your next best steps, so please help yourself by providing accurate and complete information. The process normally takes 10-15 minutes. After you complete the intake process, our staff will contact you.

Register - Meeting the 3 Ms

Register for Meeting the 3 Ms: Learning the Basics of Marketing, Management and Money.
Better understand the steps you need to take to launch your business by attending this required, no-cost, two-hour workshop. The presenter will explain how to obtain necessary licenses and permits, how to write a business plan, how to finance your business and other basics that anyone starting any kind of business needs to know. You will also receive a startup kit full of useful information. We offer this workshop frequently so that you will be able to get in quickly and start working on your business.

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Register for no-cost workshops for startups.
Learn from additional, no-cost workshops to get off to the right start and to fast forward your startup process.

Quick Start Business Planning
This workshop will help you develop key elements of your business plan and keep your process moving forward at a good pace. 

State Tax Workshops
Carl York from the Kansas Department of Revenue will help you with the basics that you need to start a business in Kansas. His State Tax Workshop and State Tax Workshop for Contractors receive rave reviews from workshop participants!

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Check your credit report and credit score.
Lenders use credit scores to help determine your qualification for a loan. Know where you stand! Providing us with this information will help us suggest your best financing options.

Most lenders base their decisions on FICO scores. You can purchase your FICO score for $20 from https://www.myfico.com. Before you pay, check with your bank, credit card companies, and financial services companies to find out if they offer free FICO scores to their customers. 

The three major credit reporting agencies — Equifax®, Experian®, and TransUnion® — team to offer a VantageScore® that uses a different scale than FICO. The VantageScore® can be useful for educational purposes. You can view and print a free VantageScore® using one of these services: bankrate.com, credit.comcreditkarma.com, creditsesame.com, freecreditscore.commint.com, quizzle.com

Need more information about your credit? Order your free credit report at https://www.annualcreditreport.com or by calling 1-877-322-8228.

Questions? Need help? Call us at 316-978-3193 or email ksbdc@wichita.edu. We look forward to working with you!