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Financing of Women-Owned Businesses

October is National Women’s Small Business Month and a few days ago the Washburn University Kansas SBDC hosted our second Day of Workshops for Women-Owned Businesses.* In the U.S., there are more women-owned businesses than ever before and they have … Continue reading

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New Dominion Enterprises, Inc.: An Encountering Innovation Tech Transfer Story

Encountering Innovation  is an annual conference organized by the Technology Innovation Center of the Kansas SBDC. The main focus of the conference is to bring together high potential tech innovation small businesses with tech scouts from Department of Defense and … Continue reading

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4 Reasons for Small Businesses to Consider Exporting

One of the many things that we do at the Kansas SBDC is help small businesses assess options for growth and incorporate appropriate growth strategies. Participating in international trade, in particular on the export side, is one possibility that holds … Continue reading

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11 Tips for Small Businesses Interested in Sub-Contracting on Large Government Jobs

On Wednesday, August 14th, NASA Small Business Specialists and Liaisons from large prime contractors came to Lawrence to connect with small businesses and to inform and inspire Kansas entrepreneurs and educators about small business contracting opportunities on large government jobs, … Continue reading

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Congratulations to CR’s Tire & Automotive!

  Troy Ross (above, right), celebrating his 1st anniversary as owner of CR’s Tire & Automotive in Wamego with a customer appreciation day, is joined by the business’s founder, the “original” CR. In reflecting on the occasion, Troy expresses gratitude to the … Continue reading

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Are You Watching Your COGS? If not, It Could Cost Your Small Business

Thank you to our colleague Jack Harwell from the Kansas SBDC for another helpful post for small businesses … Wring the most out of every sales dollar and learn how to measure and leverage cost of goods sold, or COGS, … Continue reading

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Will Your Business Be Ready When You’re Ready for the Next Chapter in Life?

  Every business owner, at some point, exits his or her business. For many small business owners, the bulk of their net worth is tied up in their business or businesses. In such cases, the ability to maximize and capture … Continue reading

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