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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Government Contracting for Women-Owned Small Businesses

Contracting opportunities with the world's largest consumer of goods and services offer tremendous potential for financial growth to women-owned small businesses. As part of the Federal Government Resources Streamlining Act of 1994, the U.S. government set a goal of awarding 5% of its contracts to small businesses owned by women. To help reach this goal, in 2011, the Small Business Administration (SBA) instituted the Women-Owned Small Business Program. This allows federal government contracting officers to set aside contracts for competition...

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National Veterans Small Business Week & Resources for Veteran-Owned Businesses

National Veterans Small Business Week for 2017 is October 30th - November 3rd. This week honors the service of U.S. veteran business owners -- and business owners who are the spouses of veterans - and recognizes the contributions that their businesses make to our economy.  To help celebrate, empower and connect veterans/spouse business owners, SBA, SCORE, Kansas SBDC and the Veterans Business Resource center have two events coming up in the Ft. Riley ( Junction City - Manhattan) area. • October...

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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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Learning About Exporting

At the Kansas SBDC, we offer a wide variety of resources and training to help our small businesses identify and manage opportunities for growth such as those opportunities present in international markets. On July 28th,  John Addessi, Certified Global Business Professional with America's SBDC Kansas, presented The Riddle of The Exporter in Manhattan. Thank you to John and to everyone who attended for making it a great seminar! Attendees walked through the steps of how to find important information for determining whether entering...

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