SBA Disaster Assistance

Thank you to Michael Aumack from the Wichita District Office of the SBA for providing information for this article. Update for Clay, Geary, Marshall, Pottawatomie, Riley, Wabaunsee and Washington counties.  Passages quoted below are from the U. S. Small Business Administration News Release Number:  KS 15692-01, dated September 17, 2018. "Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Kansas businesses and residents affected by flash flooding, flooding and severe storms that occurred Sept. 1-3, 2018, announced Administrator Linda McMahon of the U.S. Small...

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Uncorked Inspiration

Owned by Neal and Andrea Wollenberg, Uncorked Inspiration is a creative arts venue, offering "paint and sip" classes and more.  It opened doors in downtown Manhattan on May 1st.  Neal Wollenberg describes himself as having an entrepreneurial spirit. He says that he has always felt the urge to be his own boss and had the hope that someday he could turn his artistic interests into a business. His wife Andrea, who describes herself as the more business-like of the two,...

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Export Training in Manhattan, KS

Small to medium-sized businesses account for over 80% of the exporters in the state of Kansas.  This shows that export is not only for big businesses. Yet of the nearly 250,000 small businesses in Kansas, only around 3,000 are involved in export. Kansas is most known for its exports in transportation and agriculture, but a wide variety of products and services are exported from our state. While not every business has a product or service that can be exported, there...

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