Category Archives: Capital/Financing/Grants

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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How to Get Ready to Apply for a Business Loan

If you are thinking that you need a loan to open a business – or to help your existing business achieve new goals – there are some steps that you can take ahead of time to ready yourself to apply … 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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SBA Disaster Assistance

Thank you to Michael Aumack from the Wichita District Office of the SBA for providing information for this article. Update for Clay, Geary, Marshall, Pottawatomie, Riley, Wabaunsee and Washington counties.  Passages quoted below are from the U. S. Small Business Administration … 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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