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Welcome to the WSU Kansas Small Business Development Center!

We offer no-cost advising to help you start 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 now offer online training. 

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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COVID-19 Small Business Resources 

The Kansas SBDC State Network website offers current information about programs and training to help you deal with the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on your business. Learn about:

> financial assistance programs-EIDL, PPP, Express Bridge Loans, SBA Debt Relief, IRS Tax Relief, and others

> employer responsibilities-employment law, FMLA, Families First Coronavirus Respose Act, Kansas unemployment benefits

> COVID-19 business support resources and training events

 Advising Assistance
We continue to offer advising by appointment. 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.

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Upcoming webinars include: "QuickBooks Online: The Basics," "QuickBooks Online: The Details," "Startup and Start Right," "Cause and Effect Cash FLow," "How to Start an Online Business," "Is Your Company Ready to Achieve SBA's 8(a)/BD Program Certification?," "Located in a HUBZone--Get Certified!," and "State Taxes, State Taxes for Contractors." We will add additional workshops for November-December. 

October Webinar Flyer    Click to download an October webinar flyer.    November webinar flyer Click to download a November webinar flyer. 

Industrial Hemp Virtual Conference
The 2020 Kansas Industrial Hemp Conference included presentations on the State of Hemp in Kansas, Growing Industrial Hemp, Hemp Fiber Industries and Processing Equipment, and Outlook on the CBD Industry. Presenters included representatives from the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Kansas State University’s John C. Pair Horticulture Center, Kansas Hemp Consortium, US Hemp Growers Association, KanCanna, Hempire USA, and several other organizations.

The conference video is available for viewing: https://www.kansassbdc.net/training (scroll down to the past webinars section)

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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.