Category Archives: Business Transitions

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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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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An Introduction to LLCs

One of the topics that clients at the Kansas SBDC frequently come to us for help with is whether they should form an LLC and, if so, how to go about it. While, in some cases, we recommend that clients … 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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Who Needs an Exit Strategy? The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Business Transitioning

On August 24th, Karl Klein, Certified Exit Planning Advisor and Regional Director of the Washburn KSBDC was joined by Andrew Ellis (of Arthur-Green, LLP), Seth Gordon (of Sink, Gordon & Associates, LLP) and Dustin Taylor (of Kaninsurance) for a panel … Continue reading

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Selling or Buying a Business

Getting ready to sell a business can be an emotionally-fraught experience for small business owners, especially for those who have put much of their lives into their businesses. Add to this the fact that frequently it is the case that … Continue reading

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