Monthly Archives: July 2017

This Tote Bag Shows Why Fonts Matter

When it comes to designing marketing materials, something I’ve noticed with a lot of small businesses is a disregard for using proper fonts. I get it. Thinking about fonts is probably not at the top of your list when you’re … Continue reading

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Cybersecurity Tips for Small Businesses

On July 20th, Brian Dennis, cybersecurity specialist with the America’s SBDC Kansas, gave a presentation for the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce on Continuity and Cybersecurity that focused on the importance of good cybersecurity policies and practices for small businesses. Small … Continue reading

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Happy 1st Anniversary, Sugar Creek Country Store!

Located, in a beautifully restored historic building on Highway 24 in downtown St. Mary’s, Kansas, Sugar Creek Country Store celebrated its first anniversary last week. The store carries a unique assortment of unusual, very high-quality foods, has a deli and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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GT Manufacturing: Award-Winning Kansas Exporter

GT Manufacturing, Inc., based in scenic Clay Center Kansas, is the recipient of the 2017 Kansas SBDC Exporter of the Year Award, the 2016 Governor’s Exporter Award and the 2014 SBA Exporter Award for the state of Kansas.  GT Manufacturing, … Continue reading

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7 Tips for Working With a Business Mentor

Working with a business mentor can be a valuable experience for small business owners, especially when they are staring out or going through a transition. A business mentor can share lessons about his or her successes and failures, be a … Continue reading

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Primary Color: Exporter of Music

Earlier this year, Primary Color Music won the KU KSBDC Existing Business of the Year Award. The Kansas SBDC Business of the Year awards honor businesses based on their successful performance and good corporate citizenship.  I had the pleasure of … Continue reading

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