Category Archives: Business Planning

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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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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Understanding Business Insurances

In the general context of business planning, and also in the specific contexts of business continuity planning and succession planning, one of the topics that we at the Kansas SBDC frequently discuss with clients is the importance of having necessary … Continue reading

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7 Things Women Business Owners Should Embrace

The third full-week in October is National Business Women’s Week. As an advisor to small business owners, many of whom are women, and as a woman business owner myself, I try to note issues that I observe resonating with women in … Continue reading

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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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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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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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