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What Does the SBDC Do

The Kansas Small Business Development Center (Kansas SBDC) is part of America’s Small Business Development Center Network, the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States.Our purpose is to help existing and aspiring Kansas business owners achieve their goals in a complex local, regional, and global marketplace. At the Kansas SBDC, we work to understand your business and its opportunities by forging relationships with your team that facilitate trust, cooperation, and ultimately meet your definition of success.Our team of advisors is here to make sure your business has what it needs to be successful. Whether you are trying to strengthen an existing business, pull together a succession plan, or even start a new business, the SBDC is here to provide advice, resources, and support for you and your company.

Market Research 

Our clients often cannot afford extensive research and become overwhelmed when deciding what data to use.  They want to know where to locate and which markets to pursue or avoid. Kansas SBDC provides in-depth secondary market research from a variety of sources. Our team breaks down the complexity of market research.  We help operations, sales, or the marketing side of business by finding the data they need and how to use it to make critical marketing decisions.   

Business Consulting 

Our clients come to us at a point where they need a team from the outside to provide a fresh look into their businesses.  They need help with planning and what needs to happen next.  We provide facilitation, support, market research, and Growth Wheel certified instructors.  We help our clients develop strategies they can live and work with while meeting their current obligations and future goals. We break down the complexity of strategic planning and make it manageable for small businesses to stay focused on their current day-to-day operations while helping them develop plans for the future. 


Kansas SBDC website provides our clients with numerous training sites.  A calendar of training events is available at Some examples of our training events include:

  • Developing a Business Plan
  • Protecting Intellectual Property
  • Balance Budget
  • Sales Tax
  • QuickBooks


For more information about what SBDC can do for your business, check out the Kansas SBDC website.




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