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Resources

We have provided several resources to help you with your business needs. 

GENERAL BUSINESS INFORMATION

  • State of Kansas: the official website of the State of Kansas that provides resources and services for businesses and residents.
  • Small Business Administration: is a government agency that provides support to entrepreneurs and small businesses. SBA can help facilitate a loan for you with a third party lender, guarantee a bond, or help you find venture capital.
  • Network Kansas: a statewide network of non-profit business-building resources that help entrepreneurs and small business owners' startup and grow successful businesses.
  • wKREDA: supports rural development in western Kansas through Business Development, Government Affairs, Education and Public Relations committees.
  • Northwest Kansas Economic Innovation Center: they focus primarily on reversing the population drain, increasing economic opportunities, and strengthening critical community services in the 26 most northwest counties in Kansas.
  • SCORE Business Resource Center: a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.
  • Kansas Angel Investors: program administered by the Kansas Department of Commerce and designed to bring together accredited angel investors with qualified Kansas companies seeking seed and early stage investment.
  • Kansas Association of Certified Development Companies: helps businesses access the numerous loan programs available from a variety of sources.
  • Kansas Department of Commerce: offers business-oriented programs and services for entrepreneurs and business owners in Kansas.
  • Kansas Office of the Secretary of State: provides a number of online services to assist Kansas businesses in meeting their ongoing reporting requirements.
  • Kansas Department of Agriculture - Division of Food Safety: promotes public safety by regulating the production and sale of food products in Kansas. Food establishments and processors are required to obtain a license through this department.
  • Kansas Association of Certified Development Companies: help businesses access the numerous loan programs available from a variety of sources
  • Kansas Contractors Association: is a professional association of contractors and those who provide supplies and services to the heavy, highway and utility construction industry.
  • Kansas Bankers Association: the state bankers association’s website.
  • Kansas County Treasurer's Association: is a statewide formed for the purpose building a uniform system of keeping accounts in the office of the County Treasurer in the counties of the State of Kansas.
  • Kansas Financial Planning Association: offers resources designed to help individuals understand the importance of financial planning and the value of objective advice from a financial planner.
  • Women's Business Resource Centers: it’s the SBA's department of information for women starting a business.
  • U.S. Business: offers information about the steps to follow to start a small business, get financing help from the government, among other topics.
  • USDA Rural Development: offers programs intended to improve the economy and quality of life in rural America.
  • U.S. Department of Commerce: is the department concerned with promoting economic growth.
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: it’s the federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks.

ACCESS TO CAPITAL

  • SBA Lender Match Tool: is a free online referral tool that connects small businesses with participating SBA-approved lenders.
  • SBA Microloan: this program provides short-term loans up to $50,000 to help small businesses startup and expand
  • Fundera: is a small business lending marketplace that enables small businesses to apply to multiple online lenders with one application.
  • Nerdwallet: tool that helps you compare different types of loans from different financial institutions.
  • Lendio’s Business Loan Calculator: this easy startup loan calculator will help you figure out how much financing you can afford.
  • NetWork Kansas E-community Loan: selected communities partner with NetWork Kansas to establish a locally-administered loan fund to assist entrepreneurs with access to capital.
  • Angel Investment Network: allows users to convey their idea to thousands of potential investors looking for a new business to invest in.
  • NAV: lets you access your personal and business credit scores, monitoring and tools to help build business credit.
  • Credit Karma: offers free credit scores, reports and insights.

 

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