Tag Archives: Small Businesses

11 Tips for Small Businesses Interested in Sub-Contracting on Large Government Jobs

On Wednesday, August 14th, NASA Small Business Specialists and Liaisons from large prime contractors came to Lawrence to connect with small businesses and to inform and inspire Kansas entrepreneurs and educators about small business contracting opportunities on large government jobs, … 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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Weather Events Preparedness & Business Continuity

Recent Kansas weather, and upcoming forecasts for our region, are reminders that it is important for small business owners to be prepared for weather events and other potential disasters in order to keep their people safe, mitigate risks to their … 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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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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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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