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Welcome to the WSU Kansas Small Business Development Center!

We offer no-cost advising to help you launch or grow your business. 
We also offer over 100 training events each year to support you with all aspects of your business.


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We look forward to working with you. Contact: (316) 978-3193 or ksbdc@wichita.edu. 

Our Center is located in the WSU Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E 29th Street North. 

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Coronavirus Updates and Resources
COVID-19 Small Business Resources   

Our COVID-19 Business Small Business Resources page includes webinars, PowerPoint presentations, links and other resources for financial assistance, employer guidance, and other topics. We will help you sort through rapidly evolving information and find your next best steps.

Whether you plan to apply for immediate funding or not, we recommend you develop a short term financial plan so that you know where you stand and so that you can lay the foundation for future growth and success.  

If you currently work with an advisor, make contact directly for assistance. If you have not used our services recently and would like to connect with the appropriate advisor for your current needs, please call our main line at 316-978-3193. If you want to start as a new client, click the "request advising" button. We will review your information and contact you.

 Upcoming Webinars

Our Seward County Community College Kansas SBDC Regional Center will offer a webinar at 11:00 AM on April 2 on The CARES Act – Understand Your Business Options from an HR Perspective. Register in advance for this webinar:


The coronavirus pandemic has created uncertainty and stress for many American small businesses. Part of the government’s response to assist businesses during this time is the recent passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

With a massive $2 trillion allocated for businesses, individuals, federal agencies, and state and local governments, the CARES Act has been designed to distribute capital quickly and broadly. There are a number of provisions that impact small businesses. Join us Thursday, April 2nd at 11:00am

CST to understand how this Act is broken down and applies to you as a small business, and learn the new updates to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Video Discussion: COVID-19 Best Business Practices
The days of business as usual vanished quickly! What actions can you take now to reposition your business for success?

Our staff recorded a short video discussion offering suggestions, tips, and resources to help you think through ways to reinvent your businesses in these changing times.

WSU Kansas SBDC Associate Director Frank Choriego, WSU Kansas SBDC Marketing Advisor Emily Rishel and Tariq Azmi, vice president of Ember Technology, a local IT company, and a winner of the 2020 Kansas SBDC Emerging Business of the Year Award, discuss the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses and what you can do now to stay successful.



Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Funded in part by the Kansas Department of Commerce and hosted by Wichita State University.

Accredited member of America's Small Business Development Centers


Participants in Kansas SBDC events and workshops agree to allow the Kansas SBDC staff and official photographers to photograph and record them in the context of the event. Images captured may be used on Kansas SBDC websites, posted on social media, shared with media outlets, and/or used in future print and electronic promotional materials. For questions or concerns, please call 316-978-3193 or email ksbdc@wichita.edu.