Tag Archives: entrepreneurship

This Tote Bag Shows Why Fonts Matter

When it comes to designing marketing materials, something I’ve noticed with a lot of small businesses is a disregard for using proper fonts. I get it. Thinking about fonts is probably not at the top of your list when you’re … 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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Goals, Success & Reflection

Often when I work with small business owners, we discover that underlying whatever problem brought them to see me is a lack of clarity about direction. Even motivated individuals can lack an understanding of what they want out of their … 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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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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Twitter Etiquette for Small Business

So you decided that your business needs a Twitter account. That’s great! Twitter is a pretty useful tool that allows you to send out meaningful content in short, 140-character “bursts” to the world in real time. There are a lot … Continue reading

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Raking Leaves: A Lesson in Life – Work Balance

Last weekend, when we were enjoying the most pleasant mild weather, I decided to seize the opportunity to do some yard work. A good friend of mine has two tween-age daughters who are always looking for spending money, so I … Continue reading

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