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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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Margins Matter: Learn This Formula for Success for Your KC Small Business

  Margin can be a tricky concept to wrap your head around, but it’s an important measure of how profitable your business is (and easy to calculate). Read the full article, written by our colleague Jack Harwell from the JCCC … 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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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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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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