Your Guide to Starting or Expanding a Business in South Central Kansas

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The organizations and agencies included in this guide offer services to area residents interested in starting, developing or expanding a small business. Representatives meet routinely to connect and collaborate so that they can better serve you. These groups want to help you! Contact them to learn more about what they can do for you. 

Resource Guide

Organizations Listed in the Guide
Center for Economic Development and Business Research at Wichita State University
Center for Entrepreneurship at Wichita State University
City of Derby
City of Wichita
Cowley County Economic Development Partnership (Cowley First)
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Kansas Center for Entrepreneurship (dba NetWork Kansas)
Kansas Department of Commerce
Kansas Department of Revenue
Kansas Global Trade Services
Kansas Nonprofit Chamber
Kansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Kansas Manufacturing Solutions
Kansas Small Business Development Center (Kansas SBDC) at Wichita State University
Kansas State University Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP)
Mid-America Trade Adjustment Center
Patent and Trademark Resource Center at Wichita State University Libraries
Sedgwick County Economic Development/Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) #161
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
South Central Kansas Economic Development District
Sumner County Economic Development
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Wichita Independent Business Association (WIBA)
Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce
Wichita State University Strategic Initiatives
Wichita Technology Corporation
Wichita U.S. Export Assistance Center U.S. Commercial Service - USDOC
Workforce Centers of South Central Kansas

     Excellence & Innovation Award

The Wichita State University Kansas Small Business Development Center was named the 2011 Region VII Small Business Development Center Excellence & Innovation Award winner.

The award honors a Small Business Development Center for excellence in providing value to small businesses and advancing program delivery and management through innovation.

The Kansas Small Business Development Center at Wichita State University is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.