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Social Media for Brick & Mortar Businesses

Now more than ever, people will research a business online before they set foot inside the store. It is for this reason that it is imperative small businesses maintain an active and engaging online presence. The problem is, many small … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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