U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
The SBA helps Americans start, build, and grow businesses. SBA contacts at the Wichita
District Office can help small business clients seeking access to capital. They work directly with business owners
to make an assessment of what they need and their level of readiness for financing.
Contact Janelle M. Jones (Lender Relations Specialist/Administrative Officer) by phone at (202) 845-4184 or email email@example.com.
CML Collective, LLC.
CML Collective works with businesses and brands that prioritize inclusion to strengthen
marketing and communication strategies. Services include graphic design, communications
(project-based consulting), and business development.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, visit their website.
Create Campaign, Inc.
Create Campaign, Inc. offers consulting services, resources, events, and funding for
urban entrepreneurs in Kansas. They focus specifically on helping minority businesses
develop and grow.
For more info and/or to connect with their services visit their website.
SPARK Community Business Academy
The SPARK Academy is a 12-week program designed for new and growing businesses. They
offer training in planning, financials, and management with curriculum tailored to
minority entrepreneurs. The Academy is now registering participants for Cohort One
which begins March 24. There are only 15 slots available.
Contact Alejo Cabral at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or with any questions. You can also complete an inquiry form online.
NetWork Kansas Referral Center and Resource Navigator
NetWork Kansas' Referral Center staff is available to help entrepreneurs and small
business owners access business-building resources from their non-profit partners.
Call 877-521-8600 to speak with a Referral Coordinator who can help you navigate through partner resources
or visit their website to use their Resource Navigator.
C3S Business Support Service
Consultants from Community Connections Consulting Services LLC (C3S) offer many support
services to small business owners. The firm's services focus on supporting back-end
business needs so that owners can focus more attention on their clients. Services
- Payroll Support
- Client Relations
- Order Processing
- Email, Database, Calendar, Back Office, and Web Design Management
- And more!
Connect with their services online.
Kansas Workforce Centers
Kansas Workforce Centers offer a multitude of no cost services to employers. Some
of these include:
- Job postings on KANSASWORKS.com
- Job fairs
- Applicant screening
- Coordination & facilitation of training programs
- Skills assessments & testing
- Labor market information, and more.
Visit their website for more info.
ShockStarter Marketing/Communications Team
ShockStarter Marketing/Communications Team was created as an applied learning opportunity
for Wichita State students to meet the marketing/communication needs for internal
Wichita State clients, as well as entrepreneurs, organizations, and small businesses.
ShockStarter is not meant to be a replacement for full-service marketing firms and
freelancers, but as an additional resource for them.
To learn more about the ShockStarter Marketing/Communications Team, visit their website.
Wichita Independent Business Association
WIBA offers benefits like networking, expertise, opportunities, and advocacy to its
members. Visit their website to learn more about membership benefits.
The WSU Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE)
The Wichita State University Center for Entrepreneurship serves a connector for community
startups and businesses, and campus innovation. CFE offers instructional support for
people with ideas and startups, and guidance, resources and connections for area and
Contact Troy Tabor at email@example.com for more details or with any questions. You can also learn more about CFE on their website.
WSU Ignitor Idea Accelerator
Spark your ideas into a startup in just 8 weeks with this free community program.
Ignitor is a platform to refine your business concepts, get help with validation,
and provides access to training, resources, and mentors. Whether you have an idea or are looking to be more innovative, this accelerator introduces
you to like-minded individuals in Wichita and surrounding areas and connects you with
tools to inspire growth as an entrepreneur.
Contact Kiley Burris at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website for more information.