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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 … Continue reading

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The Paramour Coffee Story: Excellence in the Making

Paramour Coffee, a specialty coffee company based in Wamego, has two café shops and also sells artisan coffees wholesale. Considered the grandfather of speciality coffee, in the 1960’s and 70’s Alfred Peet was at the center of the coffee revolution … Continue reading

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Developing a Small Business Continuity Plan

Business continuity planning is the process of developing proactive strategies for averting, weathering, and recovering from a disaster or crisis and, in the process, protecting a business’s employees, operations, and key assets. Continuity planning helps a company anticipate potential threats, … Continue reading

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Hot Stuff!

During Oztoberfest in Wamego over the weekend, Toto’s Tacoz! launched its new line of hot sauces: Witches Manic Meltdown (a green jalapeño hot sauce) and Toto-ly OZsome (a red habanero hot sauce). It was a great time for this local restaurant, part … Continue reading

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Working With Banks: 8 Tips for Small Businesses

The WU KSBDC recently hosted a mini-conference on Access to Capital for Small Businesses. The event started with a panel of bankers discussing what small businesses need to know about working with banks. An issue of importance to many small … Continue reading

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How to Dominate in a Pitch Competition

We are living in an age where hundreds of thousands of startups are created every year. With that being said, when it comes to pitching a business idea, it’s crucial that entrepreneurs do their research and understand what’s expected of … Continue reading

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Getting off the Ground with Little Apple Pilates

About 2 years ago, Hilary Santana set a goal of opening her own pilates studio. She wanted to have a studio where she could bring together the things that she needed for the types of exercise that she enjoyed that … Continue reading

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