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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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Are You Watching Your COGS? If not, It Could Cost Your Small Business

Thank you to our colleague Jack Harwell from the Kansas SBDC for another helpful post for small businesses … Wring the most out of every sales dollar and learn how to measure and leverage cost of goods sold, or COGS, … 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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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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