Getting off the Ground with Little Apple Pilates

[caption id="attachment_2859" align="alignnone" width="1087"] ... stretching out.[/caption] About 2 years ago, Hilary Santana set a goal of opening her own pilates studio. She wanted to have a studio where she could bring together the things that she needed for the types of exercise that she enjoyed that were missing from gyms. On September 1st,  she made that goal a reality! At Little Apple Pilates, Hilary offers classes and private instruction in pilates, aerial hammocks, silks, TRX, Barre, and hot yoga. (While...

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Helping Millennials Start Businesses

Half of all millennials want to start their own business within the next several years, according to a study conducted by the Center for Generational Kinetics in conjunction with America's SBDC - and we love to help! Millennials cited two main areas in which they want help in order to achieve their goals of business ownership: assistance with business planning and accessing capital for start-up funds. At the WU KSBDC, these are two of the areas of advising in which...

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Congratulations, Flint Hills Enduro!

Over the summer, Matt Ransom came to the WU KSBDC because he was thinking about taking over a neglected off-road motorcycle track that was overgrown with brush and hadn't been groomed regularly in a long time. Matt, who has been competing in hare scrambles for four years, had done his homework on the property and knew what he needed to do to get the track in attractive condition for riders, but still had questions about taking on the business. Matt...

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National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, and with the lower half of the country still recovering from Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, a lot of businesses that were devastated by the storms are looking ahead to a long road of rebuilding. While we don't have to worry about hurricanes here in the Great Plains region, we do have other disasters that can affect us, including tornadoes, sickness, and flooding, not to mention other disasters that can ruin a business such as...

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Learning About Resources for Capital

We at the Washburn University KSBDC are very excited about our upcoming event,  Access to Capital for Small Businesses, which will be taking place September 26th in Manhattan. Access to Capital is a half-day educational and networking event for the following: anyone who might open a small business within the next few years current small business owners who need to work with a bank to manage cash flow cycles current small business owners who are thinking about remodeling, relocating, expanding, or...

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5 Tips To Reduce Your Fear of Public Speaking

According to the The Chapman University Survey of American Fears, Americans are more afraid of public speaking than being murdered by a stranger. The study also revealed that Americans are more afraid of public speaking than they are of needles, dying, or being trapped in small, enclosed spaces. I was always fortunate to feel comfortable speaking in front of crowds. Spending several years in theatre and speech classes, it never really occurred to me that public speaking was something so...

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