Category Archives: Success Stories

Happy 1st Anniversary, Sugar Creek Country Store!

Located, in a beautifully restored historic building on Highway 24 in downtown St. Mary’s, Kansas, Sugar Creek Country Store celebrated its first anniversary last week. The store carries a unique assortment of unusual, very high-quality foods, has a deli and … Continue reading

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GT Manufacturing: Award-Winning Kansas Exporter

GT Manufacturing, Inc., based in scenic Clay Center Kansas, is the recipient of the 2017 Kansas SBDC Exporter of the Year Award, the 2016 Governor’s Exporter Award and the 2014 SBA Exporter Award for the state of Kansas.  GT Manufacturing, … Continue reading

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Primary Color: Exporter of Music

Earlier this year, Primary Color Music won the KU KSBDC Existing Business of the Year Award. The Kansas SBDC Business of the Year awards honor businesses based on their successful performance and good corporate citizenship.  I had the pleasure of … Continue reading

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From Boots to Arts

Congratulations to Tana and Tommy Davis on the opening of Prairie Horizons Studio for the Creative Arts! I first met 1SG(R) Tommy Davis in September of 2016, when he was attending Boots To Business at Fort Riley. At the time, Tommy … Continue reading

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The Man Behind The Winged Lion

The Winged Lion, LCC is a home décor and gift boutique located in downtown Manhattan, Kansas. Its loyal customers turn to owner Ralph Diaz for all kinds of decorating and gift-giving advice … and advice on life as well!  Ralph … Continue reading

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Congratulations and Good Luck to Loretta’s Artisanal Bakery & Cafe

Congratulations to Loretta Lopez on the opening of Loretta’s Artisanal Bakery and Café Loretta came to the Kansas SBDC at WU for assistance with writing a business plan for starting her bakery and for navigating the logistics of starting a … Continue reading

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Celebrating Women Business Owners

March is National Women’s History Month, a great time to celebrate women business owners! Nationally, about 46% of small businesses are owned by women. (To count as a woman-owned business, at least 51% of the ownership of the business must … Continue reading

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