Tag Archives: Small Businesses

Growth Resources for Woman-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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Dealing with Pain Points: Tips for Innovators & Entrepreneurs

Sometime innovators and entrepreneurs get swept up in excitement for their own ideas and expect that once they start moving ahead, it will be a straight-line to success. In such cases, unexpected but ordinary challenges can feel like insurmountable obstacles. … Continue reading

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Why Attending Conferences is Good for Your Business

It is no secret: small business owners are busy people and often feel like they don’t have the time to do everything. Attending conferences can fall onto their list of things I wish I had time for but don’t, especially … Continue reading

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Honoring Veterans

In recognition of our United States veterans, last week was National Veterans Small Business Week. The Kansas SBDC at Washburn University together with the U.S. SBA Wichita District Office and Veterans Business Resource Center in Kansas City held events in … Continue reading

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SBA Disaster Assistance

Thank you to Michael Aumack from the Wichita District Office of the SBA for providing information for this article. Update for Clay, Geary, Marshall, Pottawatomie, Riley, Wabaunsee and Washington counties.  Passages quoted below are from the U. S. Small Business Administration … Continue reading

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Government Contracting for Women-Owned Small Businesses

Contracting opportunities with the world’s largest consumer of goods and services offer tremendous potential for financial growth to women-owned small businesses. As part of the Federal Government Resources Streamlining Act of 1994, the U.S. government set a goal of awarding … Continue reading

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Uncorked Inspiration

Owned by Neal and Andrea Wollenberg, Uncorked Inspiration is a creative arts venue, offering “paint and sip” classes and more.  It opened doors in downtown Manhattan on May 1st.  Neal Wollenberg describes himself as having an entrepreneurial spirit. He says … Continue reading

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