On Thursday, May 2, 2024, we celebrated

National Small Business Week in a big way!

Find out more about the Building a Better Business Growth & Sustainability Conference,

Shop to Celebrate NSBW Market, and E3 Awards Ceremony.

See what you missed!


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Welcome to the Kansas Small Business Development Center at WSU!

We offer confidential, no-cost advising to help you start or grow your business.
We also offer over 75 training events each year to support you with all aspects of your work.

Our Center is located in the WSU Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E 29th Street North.
Contact: (316) 978-3193 or ksbdc@wichita.edu.

Hear stories from community entrepreneurs. Join our family of successful Kansas businesses!

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Advising Assistance

We would like to talk with you about your business. Schedule a no-cost, confidential advising session today!

  • If you currently work with an advisor, contact them directly for assistance.
  • If you have not used our services recently and would like to connect with the best 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 above. We will review your information and contact you to schedule with your new advisor.

Webinars & Workshops

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Congratulations to our 2022 Emerging Business of the Year, Paragon Precision Metal, Inc.

Paragon Precision Metal collage
Left: America's Small Business Development Center 2022 Small Business of the Year award. Right: Kansas Senate Vice President Rick Wilborn hands the award to Bob Williford, owner of Paragon Precision Metal at the award cerenmony in McPherson. Below: The team at Paragon Precision Metal joins Williford to celebrate recognition as a 2022 Kansas SBDC Emerging Business of the Year.


Congratulations to our 2021 Small Business Awards winners Sarah Leslie, Mark Buckley, and Geneva Nisley.

2021 Small Business Awards winners

Pictured at the awards ceremony: Wayne Bell, Wichita District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration; Mark Buckley and Geneva Nisly, Owners, Toy Depot, Inc., Existing Business of the Year; Sarah Leslie, Owner, Leslie Coffee Co., Emerging Business of the Year; Mary Ware, Kansas State Senator; Tom Sawyer, Kansas State Representative; and Frank Choriego, Associate Director, Kansas SBDC at Wichita State University



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