Category Archives: Success Stories

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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Toto’s Tacoz: Existing Business of the Year

On March 14, Toto’s Tacoz!  was given the Existing Business of the Year Award for Washburn University KSBDC. Congratulations, Toto’s. We are very proud of you! I remember when Toto’s Tacoz! first opened in 2005 and several of my friends were … Continue reading

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Sprouting into Small Biz Success

On Tuesday, March 14, the Kansas Small Business Development Center honored 17 Kansas small businesses for their 2017 Existing, Emerging and Exporting business awards. Among those honored includes Topeka’s own Sprout Communications, taking home the title as the Washburn University … Continue reading

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