Category Archives: business growth

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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8 Things to Do Before Launching a Crowdfunding Campaign

Crowdfunding might be right for your business if you don’t qualify for a commercial loan (e.g., because you haven’t developed a credit history or don’t have collateral), if you are good at social networking in particular and networking in general, … Continue reading

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Tips for Writing an Executive Summary Aimed at Potential Investors

Having decided to seek investors, one of the next steps is to prepare an Executive Summary.  Access to capital to complete the development of products, technologies or platforms to deliver services – and to then to rapidly scale the growth capacity … Continue reading

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Growth Resources for Women-Owned Small Businesses

Recently, I attended a conference for entrepreneurs, business support resource professionals, angel investors and venture capitalists. One of the themes that came up repeatedly was that communities in which female entrepreneurs thrive have healthy business ecosystems – with cause and … Continue reading

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Dealing with Pain Points: Tips for Innovators & Entrepreneurs

Sometime innovators and entrepreneurs get swept up in excitement for their own ideas and expect that once they start moving ahead, it will be a straight-line to success. In such cases, unexpected but ordinary challenges can feel like insurmountable obstacles. … Continue reading

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Rural and Independent Innovators Conference: Program Details

RIIC Manhattan, Kansas We are very excited about RIIC and looking forward to meeting innovators! Program details are included below.  (More information can be found here.) Day 1 – January 28, 2019 8:00 – 8:25 Sign-in 8:30 – 8:50 Opening Address: … Continue reading

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Rural and Independent Innovators Conference

Do you have an innovative idea but are unsure of whether or how to move forward? Or are you a company looking to expand through innovation but do not know how to access innovative ideas? Are you wanting to learn … Continue reading

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