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Happy 1st Anniversary, Sugar Creek Country Store!

Located, in a beautifully restored historic building on Highway 24 in downtown St. Mary’s, Kansas, Sugar Creek Country Store celebrated its first anniversary last week. The store carries a unique assortment of unusual, very high-quality foods, has a deli and … Continue reading

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7 Tips for Working With a Business Mentor

Working with a business mentor can be a valuable experience for small business owners, especially when they are staring out or going through a transition. A business mentor can share lessons about his or her successes and failures, be a … 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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Celebrating Women Business Owners

March is National Women’s History Month, a great time to celebrate women business owners! Nationally, about 46% of small businesses are owned by women. (To count as a woman-owned business, at least 51% of the ownership of the business must … 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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